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Dr. Effy VAYENA Professor, Institute of Translational Medicine, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich

CV

1997-1998 Research Assistant in the History Office; US Food and Drug Administration
2000-2003 Technical Officer; Department of Reproductive Health, Family Planning Group, World Health Organization, HQ Geneva Switzerland
2004-2007 Technical Officer; Department of Reproductive Health, Director's Office, World Health Organization, HQ Geneva Switzerland
2007-2015 Senior Researcher & PhD Program Academic Coordinator; Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich
2014-2016 Honorary Senior Research Associate; Faculty of Laws, UCL
2015-2016 Faculty Fellow; Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, USA
2016-2018 Faculty Associate; Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, USA
2016-2017 Visiting Faculty; Harvard Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, USA
2015-2017 Swiss National Science Foundation Assistant Professor of Health Policy; Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, Health Ethics & Policy Lab, University of Zurich
since 2017 Professor of Bioethics; Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich

Memberships

Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
ELSIag of the Swiss Personalised Health Network (Chair)
Ethics advisory board IMI-EMIF Regulatory framework for secondary uses of health data
Leopoldina Academy’s standing committee for digital society

Publications

Vayena E, Blasimme A (2018) Health Research with Big Data: time for systemic oversight. The Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics. 2018 Mar;46(1):119-129. doi: 10.1177/1073110518766026.
Vayena E, Dzenowagis J, Brownstein JS, Sheikh A (2018) Policy implications of big data in the health sector. Bull World Health Organ. 2018 Jan 1;96(1):66-68. doi: 10.2471/BLT.17.197426. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
Vayena E, Blasimme A (2017) Biomedical Big Data: new models of control over access, use and governance. J Bioeth Inq. 2017 Dec;14(4):501-513. doi: 10.1007/s11673-017-9809-6. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
Vayena E, Gasser U (2016) Between openness and privacy in genomics. PLoS Med. 2016 Jan 12;13(1):e1001937. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001937.

Awards

Researcher of the month, November 2013: GeneSuisse Foundation