Research Group: Sexual and Reproductive Health

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Group investigates sexually transmitted infections, reproductive tract infections, sexuality, sexual behaviour and practices, and contraception. We are involved in studies about the aetiology, epidemiology, prevention and control, diagnosis, and social and cultural aspects of these topics in Switzerland, Europe, and internationally.

Group leader

Group members

External collaborators

Dutch National Institute of Public Health, The Netherlands
(Prof. Mirjam Kretzschmar, Dr. Janneke Heijne, Dr. Hans Bogaards)

Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia
(Prof. David Regan)

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
(Dr. Anne Spaar, Dr. Mark Witschi, Dr. Sabine Basler)

University College London, UK
(Dr. Catherine Mercer, Dr. Pam Sonnenberg, Prof. Sarah Hawkes)

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
(Prof. Jane Hocking)

World Health Organization
(Dr. Nathalie Broutet)

Journal club on infectious diseases

Dates: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (there are some exceptions, see list
Time & place: 12:30 – 13:30, Seminar Room (Room 606, Finkenhubelweg 11, Bern)
Goal: To promote interesting and informative discussions of recent papers covering the fields of modelling, epidemiology, biostatistics or public health research, with a focus on infectious diseases.
Presenters: please see the list in the corresponding flyer on the Courses for PhD students page

Ongoing projects


(Please note that only members of staff of ISPM Bern are listed.)

Completed projects