Dr. Julius Emmrich works as a neurologist and neuroscientist at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He is co-founder and chairman of the association Doctors for Madagascar since 2011. Julius Emmrich has been an associate member of the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) since 2019.
Born in Freiburg im Breisgau and raised next to a farm, his path to medicine led via Africa: Julius Emmrich first became acquainted with the living conditions there as a nursing assistant in Cape Town (SA), then as a hospital intern, with stations in Cameroon and Mali, among others. He also trained packing crates and suitcases during his studies: First during his medical studies in Freiburg and Leipzig, then during his doctoral thesis at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City and finally during a master's degree in neuroscience at Cambridge University in England, where he subsequently worked as a researcher. He has been deeply impressed by his meetings with Madagascan colleagues since 2009 and has been committed to improving health care, particularly in rural areas of the island, first privately and then within the framework of the association Doctors for Madagascar.
Dr. Emmrich is a member of the Centre Charité Global Health and is funded as a Digital Clinician Scientist by the German Research Foundation and as a project leader in the Digital Health Accelerator Program of the Berlin Institute of Health for the development and use of digital methods in development cooperation.