Chair Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy

Prof. Dr. Gerold Stucki

Chairholder and Professor of the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy
Lead Strategic Council Swiss Learning Health System

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Professorships

Prof. Dr. Andreas Balthasar 

Titular professor in political science with a focus on the swiss politics and political evaluation 
T +41 41 226 04 26 • F +41 41 226 04 36 • INTERFACE • andreas.balthasarremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Boes

Professor of Health Economics, Director Center for Health, Policy and Economics, Academic Director MA Health Sciences, Lead Operational Unit Swiss Learning Health System
T +41 41 229 59 49 • F +41 41 229 56 85 • Room 1.B09 • stefan.boesremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch

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Prof. Dr. Armin Gemperli

Assistant Professor in Health Sciences with a focus in Rehabilitation Services Research 
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Prof. Dr. Gisela Michel

Associate Professor in Health and Social Behavior  
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Prof. Dr. Sara Rubinelli

Assistant Professor in Health Sciences with a focus in Health Communication 
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Permanent Visiting Professor

Prof. Jerome Bickenbach

Permanent Visiting Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
T +41 41 939 65 81 • F +41 41 939 65 77 • SPF • jerome.bickenbachremove-this.@remove-this.paraplegie.ch    Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland

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Prof. Dr. med. Verena Briner

Permanent Visiting Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
T +41 41 205 51 02 (Sekretariat Luzerner Kantonsspital Mihriye Habermacher)

Luzerner Kantonsspital, Chefärztin, Departementsleiterin Medizin

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Prof. Dr. Alan Tennant

Permanent Visiting Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
T +41 41 939 66 50  • F +41 41 939 65 77 • SPF • alan.tennantremove-this.@remove-this.paraplegie.ch

Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland

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Administrative Manager

Mirjam Brach

Administrative Manager
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Academic Coordinator

Thomas Brinkel

Academic Coordinator 
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Head Biostatistics and Methodology CTU-CS

Dr. Dirk Lehnick

Head Biostatistics & Methodology CTU-CS
T +41 41 229 57 50 • room 1.B04 • dirk.lehnick@unilu.ch

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Program Manager Master in Health Sciences

Anisa Haskovic

Program Manager Master in Health Sciences 
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Swiss Learning Health System

Prof. Dr. Gerold Stucki

Chairholder and Professor of the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy
Lead Strategic Council Swiss Learning Health System

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Boes

Professor of Health Economics, Director Center for Health, Policy and Economics, Academic Director MA Health Sciences, Lead Operational Unit Swiss Learning Health System
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Cornel Kaufmann

Coordinator SLHS
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Dr. Sarah Mantwill

Coordinator SLHS
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Researcher and Lecturer

Dr. Ursina Arnet

Group leader, Swiss Paraplegic Research, Department of Impairment Control, Capacity Building and Health Maintenance, Nottwil, Switzerland 
T +41 41 939 65 99 • F +41 41 939 65 77 • SPF • ursina.arnetremove-this.@remove-this.paraplegie.ch

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Julia Bänziger

Research Assistant
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Dr. des. Carolina Saskia Ballert

Research fellow
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Dr. Martin Brinkhof

Chief Scientific Officer Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study (SwiSCI) at Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland

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Dr. Valérie Carrard

Lecturer, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Empowerment, Participation & Social Integration Unit
Swiss Paraplegic Research

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Dr. des. Jonviea Chamberlain

Postdoctoral researcher, Assistant Lecturer
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Salome Christen

Research Fellow
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Prof. Dr. Alarcos Cieza

Professor of Medical Psychology University of Southampton, UK 
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Dr. Nicola Diviani

Postdoctoral Fellow
T +41 41 229 56 34 • Frohburgstrasse 3, 6002 Lucerne  • room 1.B04 • nicola.divianiremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch

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Dr. des. Cristina Ehrmann - Bostan

PostDoc Research fellow at Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland, ICF Unit
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Dr. Reuben Escorpizo

Unit Co-Leader, ICF Unit, Swiss Paraplegic Research, Group Leader, Vocational Rehabilitation, Swiss Paraplegic Research  

F +41 41 939 65 77  • SPF • reuben.escorpizo@paraplegie.ch

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Stefan Essig MD, PhD

Research Associate, Institute of Primary and Community Care Lucerne and Swiss Paraplegic Research Nottwil, Switzerland 


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Dr. Szilvia Geyh

Group Leader, EPSI, Swiss Paraplegic Research Nottwil, Switzerland 
T +41 41 939 65 82 • F +41 41 939 65 77 • SPF • szilvia.geyhremove-this.@remove-this.paraplegie.ch

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Dr. Clare L. Hague

Lecturer 

Celgene International Sarl Route de Perreux 1 CH - 2017, Boudry  • clare.hagueremove-this.@remove-this.doz.unilu.ch

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Dr. med Michael Havranek

Postdoctoral Fellow

T +41 41 229 59 17 • Frohburgstrasse 3, 6002 Lucerne • room 1.B08 • michael.havranek@unilu.ch

Katarzyna Karcz

Research Assistant •  katarzyna.karcz@unilu.ch

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Dr. med Hans Georg Koch

Leiter Angewandter Wissenstransfer
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Dr. med Christoph Merlo

Projektleiter Institut für Hausarztmedizin und Community Care
T +41 41 410 88 85 • F +41 41 410 80 60  • HAM • merlo.cremove-this.@remove-this.bluewin.ch

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Dr. Rachel Müller

Postdoctoral research fellow at Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland, Unit Empowerment, Participation and Social Integration (EPSI)

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Dr. Diana Pacheco Barzallo

Postdoctoral research fellow at Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland, Rehabilitation, Services and Care Unit

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Dr. Claudio Peter

Postdoctoral research fellow at the Swiss Paraplegic Research

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Dr. Birgit Prodinger

Project leader, Swiss Paraplegic Research
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Dr. Jan Dietrich Reinhardt

Insitute for Disaster Relief and Reconstruction, Sichuan University and Hongkong Polytechnic University, Sichuan, Chengdu, China

T +86-150 0195 1104 
reinhardtremove-this.@remove-this.scu.edu.cn

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Katharina Roser

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr. med. Anke Scheel

Medical Leader Rehabilitation Quality Management Research Consultant Paraplegia

T +41 41 939 58 50 • F +41 41 939 58 48  • SPZ • anke.scheelremove-this.@remove-this.paraplegie.ch

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Dr. med. Guido Schüpfer

Co-Chefarzt Anästesie, Leiter Klinische Forschung und Risikomanagement 

T +41 41 205 49 01 • LUKS • guido.schüpferremove-this.@remove-this.luks.ch

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Dr. des. Urban Schwegler

Project Leader / Postdoc Research Fellow

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Dr. Jivko Stoyanov

Project Leader Swiss Paraplegic Research
T +41 41 939 66 35• F +41 41 939 65 77  • SPF • jivko.stoyanovremove-this.@remove-this.paraplegie.ch

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Dr. Bruno Trezzini

Group leader in the Empowerment, Participation and Social Integration Unit, Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland  
T +41 41 939 65 85 • F +41 41 939 65 79 • SPF • bruno.trezziniremove-this.@remove-this.paraplegie.ch

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Dr. des. Claudia Zanini

Postdoc Research Fellow
T +41 41 939 65 78 • F +41 41 939 65 77  • SPF • claudia.zanini@paraplegie.ch

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PhD Students

Julia Amann

PhD student
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Julia Bänziger

PhD student
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Sue Bertschy

PhD student
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Fransiska Bossuyt

PhD Student

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Anne Buzzell

PhD student
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Kathryn Dawson-Townsend

PhD student, research assistant
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Nandini Devi

PhD student
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Delgerjargal Dorjbal

PhD student
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Nuria Duran Adroher

PhD student
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Marie Fallon-Kund

PhD student
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Maren Hopfe

PhD student
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Jianan Huang

PhD Student

Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPF), jianan.huangremove-this.@remove-this.paraplegie.ch

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Simon Kunz

PhD student
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Yanmei Liu

PhD student
T +41 41 229 59 52 • room 1.B08 • yanmei.liuremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch

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Luzius Mader

PhD student
T +41 41 229 59 25 • Room 1.B02 • luzius.maderremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch  

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Roxanne Maritz

PhD student
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Albert Marti

PhD student
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Tobias Müller

PhD student
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Marina Nützi

PhD student
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Elias Ronca

PhD student
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Caroline Schwarz

PhD student
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Dimitrios Skempes

PhD student
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Sharma Swapanil

PhD student
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Hannah Tough

PhD student
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Per M. von Groote

PhD student
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Administration Office

Colette Lenherr

Administrative Assistant Department Health Sciences and Health Policy
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Susanne Stucki

Administrative Assistant
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Claudia Trautwein

Administrative Assistant Master in Health Sciences 
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Subject Librarian Health Sciences

Julia Theune

Subject Librarian Health Sciences
Fachreferentin für Betriebswirtschaft und Gesundheitswissenschaften

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Alumni PhD

 

NameResearch DurationProject Title
Pavel Ptyushkin2010-2013Benefits and Challenges of the Application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in Health and Social Care Management
Urban Schwegler2009-2015The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) - A potential way toward transparent and standardized documentation of medical work capacity evaluation of claimants with chronic pain
Carolina Ballert2011-2015Towards the Development of a Clinical Measure of Functioning in Spinal Cord Injury
Cristina Bostan2011-2015In-depth understanding of health and health-related concepts according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Claudia Zanini       2012-2016Bringing the patient perspective into medical decision-making. Supporting the exchange of views between doctors and patients in chronic pain consultations
J. Chamberlain2013-2016Estimating an Epidemiological Indicator of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Switzerland
Janine Vetsch2013-2017Long-term childhood cancer survivors and their parents - information needs, follow-up care practices and preferences