Wolfgang Wodarg, MD, born in 1947, is an internist and pulmonologist, a specialist in hygiene and environmental medicine as well as in public health and social medicine. After his clinical work as an internist, he was, among other things, a public health director in Schleswig-Holstein for 13 years, at the same time a lecturer at universities and universities of applied sciences and chairman of the expert committee for environmental health at the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Chamber; in 1991 he received a scholarship to the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA (epidemiology).
As a member of the German Bundestag from 1994 to 2009, he was the initiator and spokesperson for the Enquête Commission on “Ethics and the Law of Modern Medicine”, a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Culture, Education and Science.
In 2009, he initiated an investigation committee in Strasbourg on the role of the WHO in H1N1 (swine flu) and continued to be involved as a scientific expert after leaving parliament.
Since 2011, he has worked as a freelance university lecturer, doctor and health scientist, and until 2020 he was an honorary member of the board and head of the health working group at Transparency International Germany.