Sabine Gabrysch is Head of Research Department 2 on Climate Resilience at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as well as Professor for Climate Change and Health at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. After studying medicine in Germany and working as a medical doctor in Sweden, she completed an MSc and PhD in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She previously led the Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health. Her research is guided by the transdisciplinary concept of Planetary Health and focuses on maternal and child health in low-income settings, in particular early life malnutrition.
In 2018, Sabine received the “Preis für mutige Wissenschaft” (Award for bold research) of the State of Baden-Württemberg for her research project FAARM (Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition) in Bangladesh. She is a member of the Advisory Council “One Health” of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Sabine is a member of IRI THESys since March 2021.

Research Interests

  • Health and nutrition impacts of climate change and agricultural change
  • Win-win solutions for climate-resilient, sustainable and healthy food systems
  • Impact and process evaluation of complex interventions


Sabine’s list of publications can be accessed on her personal page at PIK.