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Karl Lauterbach

Federal Minister of Health

Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach is Federal Minister of Health

Karl Lauterbach is Federal Minister of Health

(Photo: BMG/Thomas Ecke)


CV

  • Born on 21 February 1963 in Düren.

  • 1982 to 1989
    Studied medicine at RWTH Aachen University, University of Düsseldorf, University of Texas at San Antonio (Dr. med.)

  • 1985 to 1990
    Doctorate (Dr. med.) at the Nuclear Medicine Institute, Jülich Nuclear Research Centre 

  • 1989 to 1990
    Master of Public Health (MPH) at the Harvard School of Public Health, specialising in epidemiology, health policy and management

  • 1990 to 1992
    Master of Science in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health

  • 1992 to 1995
    Doctor of Science in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health (supervisors Professor Marc Roberts and Professor Amartya Sen)

  • from 1996
    Visiting lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston

  • from 1998
    Head of the Institute for Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology (IGKE) at the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne

  • 1999 to 2005
    Member of the German Council of Economic Experts on the Assessment of Developments in Health Care

  • 2003
    Member of the Commission for Sustainability in Financing of the Social Security Systems (Rürup Commission), Member of the Programme Commission of the SPD Cologne

  • 2004
    Member of the Working Group on Citizens’ Insurance of the SPD Party Executive

  • since 2005
    Member of the Bundestag, on leave as Head of the Institute for Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne 

  • from 2008
    Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health

  • 2009 to 2013
    Health policy spokesperson of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag

  • 2013 to 2019
    Vice Chair of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag

  • since December 2021
    Federal Minister of Health