Effy Vayena

Professor
University of Zurich

Effy Vayena, Ph.D., studied Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Minnesota (USA) and completed her habilitation in Bioethics and Health Policy at the University of Zurich. From 2000-2007 she worked at the World Health Organization (WHO), focusing on ethical and policy issues relating to reproductive health, and assisted reproduction as well as on health research ethics. She remains at consultant to WHO and is a visiting faculty member at the Harvard Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School. From 2015-2016, she is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. In 2015 she was named a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Professor of Health Policy and leads the newly-established Health Ethics and Policy Lab in the Department of Public Health at the EBPI, University of Zurich.

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