The nominating institution The OutCast Agency on the breakthrough:

Ada combines future-proof technology with front-line medical research to advance knowledge and improve outcomes. Andreas led the rapid development of Ada’s COVID-19 assessment and screener, a free digital tool to help people identify and understand COVID-19 symptoms and guide them on next steps. Individuals everywhere can access the latest scientific knowledge via the screener, helping users understand their symptoms and reducing pressure on overburdened healthcare services.

Andreas Gilsdorf

Ada Health GmbH

Dr. Andreas Gilsdorf is a doctor specializing in occupational medicine and infection epidemiology. Before Ada, he was head of the surveillance department and deputy head of infection epidemiology at the Robert Koch Institute. There, Andreas was responsible for the national infectious disease monitoring system and developed and managed the emergency center. He also has work experience with the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

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