Dr. Verina Wild is Senior Teaching and Research Associate at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich and has served intermittently as Deputy Director of the Institute. She is also Post Doc Researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. Her main research interests are global and social justice in health, migration and health, health incentive programs.
Verina Wild supervises PhD students and coordinates the classes of medical ethics in the first and third year of medicine at the University of Zurich. Since 2008 she is member of the Executive Committee (Leitungsausschuss) of the Center of Ethics, University of Zurich. In 2011 she was visiting research fellow at the "Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health" of the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University New York. From 2008 - 2010 she was in the steering group for the Clinical Ethics Committee at the University Hospital Zurich as has intermittently served as Clinical Ethicist. For her work on drug research on pregnant women she received the German Young Scholars Award in Medical Ethics. Before joining IBME she worked as a physician in internal medicine in Berlin, Germany. During her studies she worked in hospitals in Germany, Tansania, Scotland, Spain, Argentina. She was DAAD / Carlo Schmid scholar at the Ethics and Health Unit, World Health Organization Geneva.
Current research projects
- Cost containment and incentive mechanisms in health care
- Social justice and global justice in bioethics
- Drug research on pregnant women
- „Culture“ in bioethics (hymen reconstruction)
- Health of migrants