Dr Andrea Ammon, MD, MPH was elected as Director of ECDC on 22 March 2017 and was formally appointed on 16 June 2017. Previously, Dr Ammon was ECDC’s Acting Director from 1 May 2015.
She joined ECDC as the Head of the Surveillance Unit in 2005. The unit was responsible for developing The European Surveillance System (TESSy), implementing a long-term surveillance strategy for the EU, evaluating the Dedicated Surveillance Networks (DSN), performing step-by-step transfer of DSN activities to ECDC, revising the EU case definitions and producing an Annual Epidemiological Report on infectious diseases in the EU.
From April 2011 to April 2015, Andrea Ammon was Deputy to the Director and Head of Unit for Resource Management and Coordination.
Prior to joining the ECDC, Dr Ammon served in several roles at the Robert Koch-Institute, in Berlin, Germany, most recently as Head of Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
5 May 2021 Opening Session: OS/04 Post-2020/COVID-19 and progress towards the SDG targets: Where are we?