May 31, 2022

Dr. Franziska Matthies-Wiesler

Franziska Matthies-Wiesler
Franziska Matthies-Wiesler, © Ben Mangelsdorf

Research Associate

Mini CV

  • At CPHP since May 2022
  • PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Basel
  • MSc in Biology from the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
  • Technical Officer at the WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Consultant at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
  • Assistant Professor at the Universities of Copenhagen, Heidelberg and Lausanne
  • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research


Franziska Matthies-Wiesler is a research associate at the Centre for Planetary Health Policy (CPHP) in Berlin and works on health-related heat protection and for the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Policy Brief for Germany. She also conducts research at the Institute of Epidemiology at Helmholtz Zentrum München on environment and health (primarily on issues of climate change adaptation and extreme weather events) and on agenda-setting in research. Prior to joining CPHP, she worked freelance in teaching, research, and policy consulting on environment and health, health in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and on linking global environmental change to health and on the change to sustainability. Previously, she gained diverse experience in climate change and health through her work for the WHO Regional Office for Europe, WBGU, and the Tyndal Centre for Climate Change Research. Her PhD thesis focused on medicinal plants for the treatment of malaria in Tanzania.




This WHO policy brief was drafted by Maike Voss and Franziska Matthies-Wiesler with additional research support from Bea Albermann, Sophie Gepp, Maurice Remy, Nikolaus Metzger and Maike Bildhauer.