Alisa Maria Gessler


Research Assistant, Global Health Centre
Spoken languages
German, English, Spanish, French
Areas of expertise
  • Global health
  • Global health finance
  • Infectious disease control/mHealth


Alisa Gessler is working on the FinPharm project, researching the financialisation of pharma. She focuses mainly on the field of antimicrobial resistance, investigating why companies with newly approved antibiotics have gone bankrupt while trying to understand the actor networks, political, economic, and social determinants behind it. Alisa is an International Affairs Master Student in International Trade and Finance - Global Health at the Graduate Institute. Previously, she lived in Germany, Ecuador, Colombia and the United States, studied Global Health and worked in the fields of economic and development cooperation, integration of migrants, community empowerment for infectious disease control/mhealth, and alternative investment. She speaks German, English, Spanish, French, and a bit of Russian.