The association of Public Health Postgraduates Germany was founded on June 7, 1997, in Kassel, Germany. The German name is "Public Health Absolventen Deutschland (PHAD) e.V.", registered as VR 18241 Nz by Registergericht Berlin-Charlottenburg on May 20, 1998. The first seat was located in Berlin. Early in 1998, PHAD e.V. was integrated under the roof of German Public Health Association - Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Public Health e.V., Berlin.