After her master degree in food sciences and technology at the Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (ETHZ), Ursula worked in public health sciences at the University of Basel. As member of the management team of the Swiss Cancer League she enhanced cancer prevention and early detection. Ursula was President of the Swiss Society for Public Health (2009-2022) where she strengthened the collaboration between the Public Health Society and SSPH+. Most important is the joint leadership of the annual Swiss Public Health Conference. Among other things she is member of the community council in Spiez, president Spitex canton of Berne and member of the national foundation IdéeSport. As a member and former president of the parliament of the canton of Berne she is a strong promoter of evidence-based public health-oriented policy making.