Career Compass

22 Nov 2023
EPIET Alumni Network (EAN)

The Career Compass is a Q&A session about the different career paths of established public health professionals. Since 2017 it takes place as an evening session at ESCAIDE. This event provides the ideal platform to help junior public health professionals connect with senior professionals and discover future career opportunities.

Date and time

Wednesday, 22 November, 12.30 - 13.30 CET


Alma Tostmann

Jane Whelan


Michael Edelstein

Associate Professor in epidemiology | Bar-ilan University, Israel

Dr. Michael Edelstein is a public health doctor specialised in infectious diseases and vaccine epidemiology. His career spans academia and national and international public health service. After EPIET (2012-2014) at the Swedish Public Health Institute and a public health residency in the UK, He worked as the vaccination data lead at Public Health England (2015-2020), now UK Health Security Agency), before switching to Academia taking up a position of Associate Professor in epidemiology at Bar-ilan University, Israel. In parallel, in the last 10 years,  Michael has been consulting with the WHO on a range of projects that include both emergency response and policy. He is also deputy editor of the journal Epidemiology and Infection, and has over 80 peer-reviewed publications.

Nadine Zeitlmann

Robert Koch Institute, Germany

Patrick Keating

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Sabine Dittrich

Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany