• Tobacco prevention and control
  • Global Health
  • Capacity Building and Quality Health Care; Technical Cooperation
  • Public Health Policies Evaluations and Assessments
  • Community based research
  • Migration and Health

Current employment

Director, Swiss Association for Tobacco Prevention, Bern, www.at.schweiz.ch

Other positions

Fellow SSPH+: https://ssphplus.ch

Previous employments

Research Group Leader: Migration and Health, Member of the Senior Management Board (ISPM), 2016-2019

Scientific officer, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), Div. National Prevention Programs, 2015-2016

Scientific secretary of the Swiss Swiss Federal Commission for Sexual Health (FCSH) / Project Manager, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), Division Transmissible Diseases, 2006-2015


Master of Public Health, Zurich, 2016

Licence ès relations internationals, Graduate Institute of International Studies, 1990

Ruggia, L., Heated Tobacco Products: Deep Dive Switzerland A Policy Brief,  Bern: AT-Schweiz, July 2020, (link)

Ruggia, L., Migration and health: a social determinant ouroboros?, Bulletin MMS, n°150, July 2019, (link) (translated in Spanish: link)

Ruggia, L., Migration et santé: défis et opportunités d’une relation complexe. In Bioethica Forum, 2016, Vol. 9, N° 4, pp. 143-149, (link)

Ruggia, L., The current international debate around the new Hepatitis C treatment and its implications on the Swiss situation: a case study of a on-going issue from a global vs. national health perspective., Seminar Paper on Global Health Diplomacy, Geneva, 2014