Dr. Sonja Kahlmeier
Head of Department of Health, Head of Health Research, Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. habil. Sonja Kahlmeier has been at the FFHS since November 2018, where she heads both the Health Department and the research there. In addition to general public health topics and teaching, her focus is on the topic of physical activity and health, where she deals with policies and strategies for promoting physical activity, with transport-related and economic approaches. Before FFHS, she worked at the Institute for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention (EBPI, formerly ISPM) at the University of Zurich, and at the Division for Noncommunicable Diseases and Environment at the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization, where she was responsible for the same topics.
Prof. Dr. habil. Sonja Kahlmeier holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences from ETH Zurich, a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Basel, a habilitation in public health from the University of Zurich and a professorship at SUPSI.