Dr. Ioanna Gouni-Berthold is Professor of Medicine at the University of Cologne where she works as a senior registrar at the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Preventive Medicine. She is an internist and endocrinologist, double-board certified in the United States and in Germany and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health in the United Kingdom. Her work has been published in various high impact international Journals such as the JAMA, European Heart Journal, Diabetes Care and Atherosclerosis. She is a member of various National and International Societies such as the American Endocrine Society, the Atherosclerosis Society, the German Endocrine Society, the German Diabetes Society and the German Society for Gender-Specific Medicine. She serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of international publications such as Current Vascular Pharmacology and acts as a reviewer for Journals such as the Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, European Heart Journal, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes Care and Human Genetics. Moreover, she has worked as an Expert-Reviewer for the European Commission and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Foundation “Women and Academic Carrier”. Her group focuses on research, both basic and clinical, in the fields of lipid metabolism and diabetes as well as on gender medicine.