Advisory board

International visibility

Internationally leading researchers are members the advisory board. They contribute to international visibility of the research consortium, support transferability of methods, interventions and results of the projects.


The advisory board meets once a year with the consortium. In between meetings, members stay in touch to inform about news, relevant studies and projects and to share experience with the Capital4Health projects.

Thomas Abel

University Bern, Switzerland 

  • Professor and associate director director, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Evelyne deLeeuw portrait

Matthias Bergmann 

Institute for Social-Ecological Research/ Frankfurt a.M.

  • Senior Researcher ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Research Unit Transdisciplinary Methods and Concepts
  • Guest Professor at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty Sustainability Studies, Institute for Ethics and Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research
Evelyne deLeeuw portrait

Evelyne de Leeuw

University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • Professor, Director, Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (CHETRE)
  • Director, Glocal Health Consultants
  • Director, WHO/EURO Healthy Cities Research and Evaluation
  • Publisher, Health Promotion International
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Rolf Holle

Helmholtzzentrum Umwelt+Gesundheit, München

  • Professor, Health Economics und Health System Management

David Hunter

Durham University, Great Britain 

  • Professor,  Health Policy and Management
  • Director, Centre for Public Policy and Health
  • Director, WHO Collaborating Centre on Complex Health Systems Research, Knowledge and Action
  • Member, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health
  • Fellow, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing
  • non-executive Director, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Maria Jansen

Maastricht University, Netherlands 

  • Professor, Population Based Health Policy
  • Leadership, Academic Collaborative Centre for Public Health, Limburg

Abby King

Stanford University, USA

  • Professor, Health Research & Policy and Medicine
  • Director, Health Promotion IT Lab

Louise Potvin

University of Montréal, Canada

  • Professor, Social and Preventive Medicine
  • CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Health Services Research in public health
  • Scientific director, Centre Léa Roback sur les inégalités sociales de santé de Montréal
  • Member, Board of Trustees, IUHPE
  • Member, WHO Scientific Resource Group on Health Equity Analysis and Research