Natalie Messerli, MA
Natalie is a doctoral researcher in the Health Sciences program at the University of Lucerne. Her research focuses on knowledge translation for evidence-informed policy-making and the interface between science to policy and practice. She supports other research projects developed at the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, in particular the “Swiss Learning Health System" (SLHS) and teaching activities.
Natalie is a public health specialist with over a decade of experience conducting public health interventions and health services research in global and national settings. She has carried out research in maternal, child, and adolescent health, with a focus on strengthening health systems, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and promoting knowledge mobilization.Before joining the SLHS, she worked as a Scientific Officer and Grants Manager at the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health, contributed as a Scientific Collaborator for SwissPrEPared, a national HIV prevention program, and has consulted on various public health projects for entities such as the World Health Organization, PATH and the European Centre for Disease Control. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Biology from Michigan State University, and received a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of South Florida, both completed in the USA.