Mr Benjamin Schmid
Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings
I did my undergraduate degree in healthcare management at the Management Centre Innsbruck in Austria. In 2020, I received my MSc in Global Health from the University of Copenhagen with a specialisation in disaster risk management. Before joining LSHTM in 2021, I worked with academic projects in Iraq, Afghanistan, and East Africa through the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies and the University of Copenhagen.
My previous research focused on diabetes and hypertension care in humanitarian settings as well as pandemic resilience and private sector engagement, including reviews and qualitative methods. The current project I am working on an exploration of current models of care for hypertension and diabetes care in humanitarian settings with the Partnership for Change group, involving ICRC, DRC and Novo Nordisk. I am passionate about health systems designs and assessments, complex evaluations and models of care.