Professor Christine Stabell Benn is an MD (1996), PhD (2003) and Doctor of Medical Science (2011) from the University of Copenhagen. She has worked at the Bandim Health Project in Guinea-Bissau since 1993. In 2012, she was selected by the Danish National Research Foundation to establish and lead a Centre of Excellence on research for vitamins and vaccines. Since 2013, Dr Benn is Professor in Global Health at University of Southern Denmark.
She participates in a large-scale vaccine initiative within the Indepth Network (www.indepth-network.org). Through this initiative, she has studied vaccination programs and their implementation in many different African settings. The vaccine initiative trained PhD students in Guinea-Bissau and from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya and Bangladesh.