Sebastian F. Winter, M.D. Ph.D.

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I am a globally trained physician-scientist, policy lead, and social entrepreneur working at the intersection of public policy, global health, and academia. A Consultant at the World Health Organization’s Brain Health Unit, my vision is to improve evidence-informed policymaking, foster global brain health, and generate a lasting social impact.

Before joining WHO, I served as Head of Policy and Research at the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) following previous roles as a practicing physician, research scientist, and co-founder of the non-profit organization R3SOLUTE.

My core interests lie in public health policy, neurology/brain health, digital health/AI, and conflict prevention, with publications in The Lancet Global Health, Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, IJHPM, and The Brookings Institution Press, and speaking engagements at various international platforms.

An affiliate researcher at the MGH Cancer Center at Harvard Medical School and alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation, I hold a Ph.D. (summa cum laude; '22) and M.D. (Distinction; '20) from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and a B.Sc. (1st Class Honours; '13) in Neuroscience from King’s College London, UK.

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