Brigitte Santos-Eggimann, Switzerland

Dr. Santos-Eggimann has been the Head of Health Services Unit, Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine, University of Lausanne since 1990. She is also and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne since 2004.

She received both a Doctorate and Masters of Public Health from JohnHopkinsUniversity. She also holds a Doctorat en médicine and a Diplôme federal de medicine from the University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Santos-Eggimann has held a number of research and development grants. Her success in the past five years has included the following:

European Union 6th framework program, co-investigator SHARELIFE project: “Employment and health at 50+: a life history approach to European welfare state interventions” (new)

European Union 5th framework program “Quality of Life” / Swiss Federal Office for Science and Education, co-investigator AMANDA project: “Advanced Multidisciplinary Analysis of New Data on Aging” (2003-2006)

Public Health Department – Canton de Vaud, principal investigator “Evaluation de programme cantonal de développement des soins palliatifs : diffusion des soins palliatifs sur la période 2003-2005 », 2003-2006

Swiss Federal Office of Statistics, principal investigator, « Exploitation intercantonales des données de l’enquête suisse sur la santé », 2003-2005

Public Health Department – Canton de Vaud, principal investigator, “Evaluation de programme cantonal Bureaux Régionaux d’Information et d’Orientationi », 2002-2005

Instituts Canadiens de Recherche en Santé, research program « Understanding and meeting the needs of frail older persons” du groupe SOLIDAGE (Université de Montréal, McGillUniversity), co-investigator « Monitoring/analyzing health of elderly : international comparisions », 2001-2005

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health “Accèc aux soins et rationnement implicite”, 2001-2002-2004

Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research, principal investigator “Age-related frailty and health services utilization in the Swiss community-dwelling population”, 2002-2003

European Union 5th framework program “Quality of Life” / Swiss Federal Office for Science and Education, co-investigator SHARE project: “Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe”, 2001-2003

Fondation Leenaards, Lausanne, principal investigator “Promotion de la santé des aînés ProSanA », 2001-2003

Fondation Leenaards, Lausanne, principal investigator « Evaluation de la phase pilote du projet Centr’Info », 2001-2002