Berner Institut für Hausarztmedizin (BIHAM)


Katharina Jungo, MSc, has been a PhD student in Epidemiology and Public Health at the Institute of Primary Health Care (BIHAM) since September 2017. She was trained in Global Health (MSc) and International Relations (BA) at the University of Geneva. She gained professional experience during an internship at the World Health Organization in 2017. The subject of her PhD is optimizing medication in older, multimorbid patients with polypharmacy. During her PhD, she spent some time at the Department of Epidemiology of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA. She is involved in project management for the OPTICA trial and the LESS study.

  • Drug utilization in older adults
  • Optimization of polypharmacy
  • Deprescribing
  • Multimorbidity
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Health services research
  • Implementation science