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SSPH+ Assistant Professorships 2008-2011/2012

In order to create more teaching capacity within the university institutes involved, the SSPH+ will finance nine assistant professorships in the period of 2008 to 2011. The SSPH+ Assistant Professors teach in the different SSPH+ programmes, supervise diploma theses and dissertations, create research opportunities for PhD students and collaborate closely with health economists (if public health specialist) or public health specialists (if health economist). The following SSPH+ Assistant Professors have been nominated:


  • Murielle Bochud, Epidemiology and Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases, Université de Lausanne, Homepage
  • Stefano Calciolari, Strategic Management and Organisation Development, Università della Svizzera italiana, Homepage
  • Simona Grassi, Health Economics / Econometrics, Université de Lausanne (bis Ende Februar 2012), Homepage
  • Emmanuel Kabengele, Santé et Droits Humains, Université de Genève, Homepage
  • Matthias Richter, Social Inequality and Health, Universität Bern (bis Ende Februar 2011)
  • Martin Röösli, Environmental Epidemiology, Universität Basel, Homepage
  • Sabine Rohrmann, Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases, Universität Zürich, Homepage
  • France Weaver, Socioeconomic inequalities and health, Université de Genève, Homepage
  • Marcel Zwahlen, Epidemiology, Universität Bern, Homepage

SSPH+ Assistant Professorships 2013-2016

In order to strengthen certain areas in public health, which are not being researched suffciently by Swiss Universites (eg epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer and mental health, organization of health systems, HTA and Social Science Research in Public Health), the SSPH +, in January 2012, advertised four assistant professor positions in the timeperiod of 2013-2016. By mid-May 2012 a total of 21 applications were received. Thanks to available funds for an additional position, in total five assistant professorships were financed.

The following SSPH + Assistant Professors and -professorinnen were appointed for the years 2013 to 2016:


  • Emiliano Albanese, Mental Health, Université de Genève, Homepage
  • Kerri Clough Gorr, Cancer Epidemiology, Universität Bern Homepage
  • Mark Dusheiko, Organization of Health Systems, Université de Lausanne, Homepage
  • Fabrizio Mazzonna, Health Economics, Università della Svizzera italiana, Homepage
  • Isabelle Peytremann Bridevaux, Organization of Health Systems, Université de Lausanne, Homepage



To strengthen the network in Switzerland between research and practice in public health , the SSPH + has been advertising sabbaticals since the year 2010. The target group consists of experts in public health, who work in non-academic institutions (federal agencies, health services, etc), or in educational and research institutions in Switzerland. Further information is available on the invitation to tender.

Applicant Home institution Host institution Sabbatical’s start Sabbatical’s end
Beatriz Vidondo BAG ISPM Bern 10.01.2011 09.07.2011
Emilien Jeannot IMSP Geneva Office du Médecin cantonal Genève 01.08.2011 31.07.2012
Sarah Vilpert Obsan CHUV 04.04.2011 31.12.2011
Ueli Grüninger Kollegium für Hausarztmedizin ISPM Zürich 01.04.2012 31.03.2013
Gabriela Flores IEMS Lausanne WHO 01.09.2013 28.02.2014
Sandra Isler Lungenliga Universitätsklinik Liestal 01.09.2013 31.08.2014
Anne Spaar BAG ISPM Bern 01.03.2014 31.12.2014
Virginie Masserey BAG Swiss TPH 01.04.2014 31.03.2015
Markus Kaufmann GDK Swiss TPH 01.01.2015 30.06.2015
Martin Hafen HSLU Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz 01.02.2015 30.06.2015
Kateryna Chepynoga HEC Lausanne WHO 01.01.2017 30.06.2017
Rossi Isabelle Le Dèpartement de la santé et de l'action sociale du Canton de Vaud Swiss TPH 01.08.2017 30.04.2018


Databases for diploma theses and teaching material

Three databases are available to students for diploma theses and for teachers as reference material:

  • Swiss National Cohort (www.swissnationalcohort.ch)
  • Datenbases from IEMS (www.hec.unil.ch/iems/rechercheexpertise)
  • Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry (www.kinderkrebsregister.ch)

International Journal of Public Health


SSPH+ is the owner of the International Journal of Public Health (IJPH). This scientific peer reviewed journal has its roots in the former “Sozial- und Präventivmedizin”, published 1976-2006 by Birkhäuser Basel (later on Springer Basel) on behalf of the former owner, the Swiss Society for Social and Preventive Medicine. Originally, articles were published in German, French or English. As IJPH, the journal publishes in English only. Under the new business model (since 2014), IJPH is now published by Springer office New York. Shared revenues - dependent on the success of IJPH - cover the work of the Editorial Office, led since many years by Dr. Anke Berger. While IJPH is still a subscription based journal, SSPH+ evaluates the strategy of open access publishing regularly with Springer. IJPH adopted a Co-Editor-In-Chief model (Thomas Kohlmann, Germany; Andrea Madarazova Geckova;  Slovakia; Nino Künzli, Switzerland).



International Journal of Public Health