• Head of Research Group
  • Research interests include cancer epidemiology, ageing and health services research with a special focus on geriatric assessment and the cancer experience of older adults,  
  • Considerable experience with epidemiologic investigations using primary as well as existing data sources, conducted within multi-site longitudinal studies combined with linkage to secondary data sources.  
  • Since 2013. Assistant Professor, Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • Since 2013. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geriatrics Section, Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
  • Since 2013. Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC), Veterans Health Administration, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • 2010-2013. Research Director National Institute for Cancer Epidemiology and Registration (NICER) Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine University of Zurich
  • 2009-2013. Sr. Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2006-2012. Research Associate, Geriatrics Section, Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A. 
  • 2006-2009. Group Leader, University Department of Geriatrics, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
  • 1999-2005. Sr. Research Assistant, Geriatrics Section, Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
  • 1998-1986. Engineer, Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, MA, U.S.A.

 

  • 2015. Privatdozentin in Epidemiology, Medical Faculty University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Habilitation entitled Aging, Cancer and Geriatric Assessment Implications for a Growing Older Population.
  • 2010. Post-Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2006. Doctor of Science in Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Dissertation entitled Melanoma: Etiology and Detection.
  • 2000. Master of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Louis Lowy Certificate in Gerontological Studies including field practice placement in health services research and the epidemiology of aging
  • 1985. Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA