Berner Institut für Hausarztmedizin (BIHAM)


Katharina Tabea Jungo, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Primary Health Care (BIHAM) of the University of Bern and the team leader of the group Interprofessional Primary Care Research. Her postdoctoral research focuses on medication optimization interventions in the primary care setting and patient-driven approaches to deprescribing. In addition to this, she currently co-leads a mixed-methods project on the continuity of care of at-risk groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. She conducted her doctoral research in epidemiology from 2017 to 2021 at the University of Bern. During her PhD research, she worked on different projects, ranging from clinical trials to mixed-methods research, related to optimizing medication use in older multimorbid patients with polypharmacy and the use of potentially inappropriate medications in this patient group. As part of her doctoral research, 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 in 2019 and 2020. Before the PhD, she was trained in Global Health (MSc) and International Relations (BA) at the University of Geneva. She also gained professional experience during an internship at the World Health Organization in 2017.

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