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Mandy Geise, PhD
Researcher (postdoc) Pharmaceutical Care and Infectious Diseases in Primary Care


I focus on understanding care and health through social science persepectives and methods, and the integration of these methods in approaches towards infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as well as to inform European programming and policy making. I do this in several international projects. In the JPIAMR DESIGN project, I examine local, national and global AMR governance from a One Health perspective, and support integral policy and practice that considers human, animal and environmental health. I also continue to work on research and collaboration to foster the active participation of the social sciences in the prevention and response to infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Within the EUHealthSupport consortium I contribute to the assimilation, analysis and reporting of data and knowledge collected to support European programming and policy-making on a wide range of topics, including vaccine-preventable diseases, citizens’ needs regarding prevention and screening and after-care of cancer, and the pharmaceutical strategy.


I’ve carried out research into various other topics both in the Dutch and global context. Most recently, I worked on the integration of social sciences in community engagement in humanitarian action and the mapping of actors working on the prevention of infectious diseases.

In pursuit of my PhD at the EHESS and the Cermes3 research institute in France, I conducted research on genetic medicine and genomic research with an emphasis on diabetes in Mexico. I was especially interested how genetic technologies were put to work in explaining diabetes prevalence in the Mexican population. I paid particular attention to public health policies, epidemiological transition, health care reforms, and changing ways of living and eating.

Before my PhD, I examined the stigmatization and access to care of people living with HIV/AIDS in the LGBTQI+ community in Ecuador. I was also involved in a project on drug use and the impact of drug policy, law enforcement and harm reduction in Argentina, and I assisted in research about the experiences of users and managers of drug consumption facilities in the Netherlands and across Europe.
2020: PhD Health and Social Sciences, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
2014: MSc Medical Anthropology and Sociology, University of Amsterdam
2013: BA Language and Culture Studies, Latin America Studies and Conflict Studies, Utrecht University