Dr Steffen Geis MD MSc

Assistant Professor


Steffen joined LSHTM in January 2016 as Science Programme Manager at the Karonga Prevention Study, Malawi.

Steffen earned his medical degree from the Julius-Maximilians University in Wuerzburg, Germany, in 2002 and a research doctorate in pathology in 2006. From 2003 to 2004 he worked for the Department for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University of Munich, Germany in southern Tanzania. There he joined the Mbeya Medical Research Programme as an epidemiologist and deputy programme coordinator overseeing preparatory cohort studies for future HIV vaccine trials.

In 2005 he trained in infectious diseases and tropical medicine in Munich, Germany. He received basic surgical training from 2006 to 2008 at the Medical Mission Hospital in Wuerzburg, Germany. Afterwards he worked for two years at the German national public health institute (Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany) as a fellow of the German Field Epidemiology Training Porgramme (FETP) and European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET). In the last five years prior to joining MEIRU/LSHTM we worked at the Centre for Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, specializing in medical microbiology and virology (board certificate in 2014).

He holds a postgraduate master’s degree in international health (Charité Berlin, Germany, 2009) and medical biometry/biostatistics (University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2015).



Research areas

  • Public health


  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Non-communicable diseases


  • Malawi
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