Vicedo Cabrera Ana Maria, Prof., PhD

Assistant Professor – Head of the Climate Change and Health group

Research - Climate Change and Health

+41 31 684 35 82
Postal Address
Mittelstrasse 43, 3012 Bern

I am an environmental epidemiologist with a research focus on the impact of climate change on human health. I am currently an SNSF Starting Grant 2022 grantee with a project entitled "ACTUAL - Advancing knowledge on extreme humid heat and health".

My current research develops along the intersection between epidemiology, public health and climate sciences to understand how different climate factors and other related environmental stressors affect health in the context of climate change. I have wide expertise in epidemiological assessments of the health effects of climate, weather and other climate-related environmental exposures such as air pollution. I am particularly interested in developing interdisciplinary research lines around the topics of health impact attribution, compound events and health impact projections in collaboration with climate change experts from other fields. I have led and contributed to several international epidemiological studies on climate change impacts, in particular within the Multi-City Multi-Country (MCC) Collaborative Research Network. I am a contributing author of the 6th Assessment Report (working group II chapter 16) of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). I recently participated as chapter author of the last book of Greta Thunberg (The Climate Book).

I have led and collaborated on research projects funded by national and international agencies (e.g., H2020, Medical Research Council UK) on the same topic. I am a member of the Environment and Health Committee of the European Respiratory Society and an elected member of the Europe Chapter of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. In Switzerland, I am a member of the Atmospheric Chemistry and Pollution Committee of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).

Current Occupational Status

From June 2023
Assistant Professor, SNSF Starting Grant awardee.
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine. University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

From September 2019
Head of research group Climate Change & Health
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine. University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

September 2019 - August 2021
Honorary Assistant Professor
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Previous Positions

Nov 2016 – August 2019
Assistant Professor in Environmental Epidemiology and Statistics
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, UK.

April 2014 – December 2016
Postdoctoral  Scientific  Collaborator
Department  of Epidemiology and Public Health. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel (Switzerland).

February 2014 – July 2014
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå (Sweden).

March 2012 – January 2014
Junior  researcher
Center  for  Public  Health Research, CSISP. Regional Valencia Government, Valencia (Spain).

July 2008 – February 2012
PhD fellow
Preventive   Medicine   and   Public Health Department (Pharmacy Faculty). University of Valencia, (Spain).

Academic Qualifications

Master in Epidemiology
University of Turin - ISI  foundation,  Turin, Italy. GPA: 110/110 – Cum Laude.

PhD in Environmental Pollution, Toxicology and Health
University of Valencia (UV), Valencia, Spain. GPA: Excellent – Cum Laude  &  International PhD.

Master in Environmental Pollution and Toxicology
University of Valencia (UV), Valencia, Spain. GPA: 8.9/10 – Award to the most outstanding master dissertation.

Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Valencia (UV), Valencia, Spain. GPA: 8.7/10.