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Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction

Corina Salis Gross

Corina Salis Gross, Dr.

  • Head of Research
+41 79 430 85 22

Main research interests

  • Diversity and Equal Opportunities
  • Health promotion and prevention
  • Qualitative methods

Curriculum vitae

Corina Salis Gross, Dr. phil. hist. studied ethnology, psychology and folklore at the University of Zurich and in parallel completed several years of further training in Freudian psychoanalysis. Before that, she earned a teacher's diploma at the primary school seminar in Chur. After her studies, she worked as a research assistant in the planning department of the Health and Welfare Directorates of the Canton of Bern. In 1998, she completed her dissertation on the topic "Der ansteckende Tod. An ethnological study on dying in old people's homes" at the Institute of Ethnology at the University of Bern. Between 1992 and 2005 she taught and did research as an assistant and as a senior assistant at this institute. In between, she spent two years as a visiting scholar at the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard University in Boston, USA. Since October 2005, she has been employed as Head of Research at the Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction. She also teaches and conducts research at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern and at various other universities and universities of applied sciences. She is also the head of the Diversity and Equity department at Public Health Services in Bern.


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