Adriana Pérez Fortis, Scientific coordinator CBI


CBI team

The current steering committee of the CBI is integrated by a board of directors and a scientific coordinator. The board of directors is integrated by two public health researchers  and two clinicians from both sides of the border. 

Dr. Adriana Pérez Fortis

Adriana was born in Mexico. She holds a licentiate degree in Psychology by the Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP) Mexico, a master degree in Clinical and Health Psychology by the University of Granada, Spain, a master in science in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology as well as a PhD by the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) / University of Groningen. She is currently, the scientific coordinator of the CBI and thus the bridge between UOL and RUG in terms of cross-border health research.


Prof. Dr. Lars Schwettmann

Lars is professor for Health Economics at the Faculty of Medicine and Sciences at the University of Oldenburg since December 2022. His research topics include health services research with special focus on regional inequality and vulnerable groups, prevention and health behavior, life-course specific events, and health economic evaluation.

Dr. Stefan Pichler

Stefan Pichler is an Associate Professor at RUG since November 2021. His research is in the field of applied health and labor economics. In particular, he analyzes the interaction of social security systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of his work are the economic consequences of diseases. His research has been published in leading international field journals such as Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Health Economics, but also in multidisciplinary and policy journals such as Health Affairs and PNAS. More info...

Prof. Dr. Axel Hamprecht

Axel is clinician and professor of medical microbiology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Oldenburg. He is also the director of the University Institute for Medical Microbiology and Virology at the Klinikum Oldenburg. More info...

Prof. Dr. Andreas Voss

Andreas Voss is professor and chair of the Department of Clincal-Microbiology and Infection Control at the University Medical Center of Groningen, The Netherlands.  His expertise is in the field of infection prevention and control, in particular the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, hand hygiene and behavior change.

Currently, he is president of the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC) and board member of the Dutch Society for Medical Microbiology, as well as a past member of the Executive of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and the Infection Control African Netwerk (ICAN). Andreas Voss was the co-founder of the International Conference on Infection Control and Prevention (ICPIC) and Founding Editor of the BMC journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (

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