May 31, 2022

Dorothea Baltruks

Dorothea Baltruks
Dorothea Baltruks, © Ben Mangelsdorf

Head of Research and Policy

Mini CV

  • At CPHP since March 2022; since May 2024 Head of Research and Policy
  • 2021-2022 Personal Assistant to the Member of the Bavarian State Parliament Christina Haubrich
  • 2017-2021 Senior Policy and Research Officer, Council of Deans of Health (Universities UK)
  • 2015-2017 Policy Officer, European Social Network
  • 2014-2015 Knowledge Management Analyst, Good Governance Institute
  • 2013 Research Assistant, King’s College London
  • MSc Comparative and European Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, Graduation 2014  
  • BA International Policy, King’s College London, Graduation 2013
  • Qualified occupational therapist

Advisory board, committee and expert activities

  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Federal Environment Agency’s project  “pharmaceutical index environment – establishment of a pharmaceutical classification system for environmental information in Germany”


Dorothea Baltruks is a Research Associate at the Centre for Planetary Health Policy (CPHP) in Berlin and works on air pollution policy as well as sustainability and climate resilience in health policy with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals. Before she started at CPHP, she worked as personal adviser for the health spokesperson for the Green Party in the Bavarian state parliament. After studying in London, Dorothea worked for a health consultancy firm in the UK and led the “Ageing and Care” portfolio of the European Social Network. The last four years in the UK, she led the research policy, global and data analysis portfolios at the Council of Deans of Health, which represents the health faculties at the universities in the UK.



Focus Areas

The future of the German health system
Planetary health in the German health system