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Dr. Ilona KICKBUSCH Director, Global Health Centre, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva


1977-1978 Lecturer, Women's Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Konstanz
1978-1980 Researcher, University of Konstanz
1980-1981 Consultant, WHO - World Health Organization, Euro (Regional Office for Europe), Copenhagen, Denmark
1981-1984 Regional Officer for Health Education, WHO/Euro, Copenhagen, Denmark
1985-1990 Regional Officer for Health Promotion, WHO/Euro, Copenhagen, Denmark
1990-1994 Director, Department of Lifestyles and Health, WHO/Euro, Copenhagen, Denmark
1994-1998 Director, Division of Health Promotion, Education, and Communication, WHO/HQ in Geneva,Switzerland
1998-2004 Professor, Head, Division of Global Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine
2003-2004 Senior Advisor Millennium Development Goals, Pan American Heath Organization
2004-2010 Senior Health Policy Advisor, Swiss Federal Office for Public Health
since 2004 Director, kickbusch health consult
since 2008 Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva


New York Academy of Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politische Wissenschaft
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie


EDs with David McQueen et al. (2007), Health and Modernity, Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion, Springer
Kickbusch, I. (2009). Policy innovation for health. New York: Springer.
Kickbusch, I. and Gleicher, D. (2012). Governance for health in the 21st century. Copenhagen.
Kickbusch, I. and Hartung, S. (2014). Die Gesundheitsgesellschaft. Bern: Huber.


Honorary doctorate, University of Girona
Honorary Doctorate, Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg
Leavell Lecture, awarded by the World Federation of Public Health Associations
Bundesverdienstkreuz - Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany