Bernice Elger

Prof. Dr. med.
Bernice Elger

Position(s)
Head of Institute for Bio- and Medical Ethics

Institution
University of Basel

Phone +41 61 207 17 78

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Research Group Bernice Elger

 

Research Focus

Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health & Health Systems

Area of Research

Biomedical ethics


Approved Research Projects

  • Ethical and Legal issues of Mobile Health-Data – Improving understanding and eXPlainability of digitaL transformAtion and data technologies using artificial IntelligeNce [EXPLaiN]
  • Smart Homes, Older Adults, and Caregivers: Facilitating social acceptance and negotiating responsibilities [RESOURCE]
  • ARC – Autonomous Responsible Cars
  • Statistical Categories and Normativity: (Against) the Essentialization of Morality as Quantified Normality
  • Towards culturally equitable paedriatic oncology

Collaborations

National Collaborations

  • Prof. Christophe Büla
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Mokros
  • Prof. Dr. Marcelo Aebi
  • Prof. Dr. med. Elmar Habermeyer
  • Dr. Philipp Egli
  • Prof. Dr. Marie-Laure Papaux Van Delden
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Gaab
  • Prof. Dr. Claudine Burton-Jeangros
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Perneger
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Seitz
  • Prof. Dr. Florent Thouvenin
  • Prof. Dr. Carlos Andrés Peña-Reyes
  • Prof. Dr. med. Luzius Steiner
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Vogt
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Eckstein

International Collaborations

  • Prof. Alex Capron, Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, US
  • Prof. Zeke Emanuel, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US
  • Prof. Mark Rothstein, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, US
  • Prof. Veerle Provoost, Bioethics Institute Ghent, University of Ghent, Belgium
  • Dr. Emilian Mihailov, Executive Director, Research Centre in Applied Ethics, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Prof. Silvia Salardi, Department of Law, University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, Italy
  • Prof. Jan Schildmann, Instituts für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin, Medizinische Fakultät der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Achtsamkeit und Tabakkonsum bei Gefangenen: eine randomisierte kontrollierte Studie
  • Advancing SMart solutions and eliminating barriers for the Acquisition, Analysis, and Sharing of Health data in Switzerland [SMAASH]
  • Agequake in prisons – second part: Mental health care and forensic evaluation of aging prisoners and persons serving security measures in Switzerland
  • Assistive Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Decline
  • Changing perspectives on age and ageing: A project to impact and raise awareness on elder abuse and ageism
  • Digitalizing Elderly Care in Switzerland: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Ethical and legal regulation of Big Data research – towards a sensible and efficient use of electronic health records and social media data
  • Ethical concerns in the era of Big Data in psychiatry
  • Ethical issues in whole genome/ whole exome sequencing
  • Genetic Testing: Factors Influencing Public Interest and Attitudes
  • Harnessing social media in adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology.
  • Inpatient-outpatient transitions in the era of DRGs: the legal framework and current practice
  • Maternal Autonomy in Obstetric Decision-Making
  • Palliative care at home: A multi perspective study on the complex needs of ALS family caregivers
  • Trusting Black-Box Algorithms? Ethical Challenges for Biomedical Machine Learning

Research Team

David Shaw

Senior Researcher    

Phone +41 61 207 17 86      

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Olga Chivilgina

PhD Student

Phone +41 61 207 17 89

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Maddalena Favaretto

PhD Student

Phone +41 61 207 02 03

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Andrea Martani 

PhD Student

Phone +41 61 207 17 82

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Christopher Poppe

PhD Student

Phone +41 61 207 17 90 

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Georg Starke

PhD Student

Phone +41 61 207 17 90

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Eva De Clercq  

Senior Researcher    

Phone +41 61 207 17 88      

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Sophie Dieffenbacher

Masterstudent

Phone +41 61 207 02 02

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Lester Darryl Geneviève

PhD Student

Phone +41 61 207 17 82

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Helene Merkt 

PhD Student  

Phone +41 61 207 17 84

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Michael Rost 

Post Doc 

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Bettina Zimmermann

PhD Student

Phone +41 61 207 17 85

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Tenzin Wangmo        

Senior Researcher    

Phone +41 61 207 17 87      

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Johanna Eichinger

PhD Student

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Insa Koné

Post Doc

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Leila Meyer

Masterstudent

Phone +41 61 207 02 02

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Christophe Oliver Schneble

PhD Student

Phone +41 61 207 02 03

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