Bettina Borisch

Professor, University of Geneva

Bettina Borisch has worked as professor at the University of Geneva since 1995 and served as head of the Institute of Clinical Pathology until 2003. She joined the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (from 2015 onwards: Institute of Global Health) in 2005. She is a medical doctor and histopathologist with a master's degree in public health and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology (UK). Her scientific research work delves into neoplastic lesions of the immune system and breast cancer. Her interests also include community-based oncology, health communication and global health. She has been the president of the Swiss Cancer League's program against breast cancer. She is the editor in chief of Pathobiology and co-editor of the Journal of Public Health Policy. In addition to her academic work she acts as the executive director of the World Federation of Public Health Associations and holds positions at several committees of public health oriented institutions. She studied medicine and history at the Universities of Kiel (Germany) and Lausanne (Switzerland).