Dr. Caroline Brall is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and is co-managing the Ethics and Policy Lab of the Multidisciplinary Center of Infectious Diseases (MCID) at the University of Bern. Her main research interests focus on ethics within public health, including ethics of infectious diseases, ethics in policymaking and advice and ethics of digital health.  

She holds a BSc degree in European Public Health, Honours degree in Governance of Healthcare Innovations, MSc degree in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management and received her PhD from Maastricht University. She held postdoc positions at the ETH in Zurich and the CHUV in Lausanne, during which she worked on topics such as public health ethics, digital health, clinical ethics, personalised medicine, data sharing and participation in health research.

Apart from her academic experience, she worked in public and private hospitals (Inselspital Bern and Hirslanden Hospital Group, Zurich), industry (Fresenius Kabi, Frankfurt) and NGOs (ASPHER, Brussels).

Research interests and expertise

  • Ethics of infectious diseases
  • Public health ethics
  • Ethics in policymaking and policy advice
  • Ethics of digital health technologies
  • Ethics and governance of innovations in health care
  • Personalised medicine
  • Research ethics
  • Ethics education in medicine and public health