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Verina Wild

PD Dr. med. Verina Wild

Deputy Director.
Lead BMBF research group "META"


Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine
Lessingstr. 2
80336 München

Phone: +49(0)89/2180-72793
Fax: +49(0)89/2180-72799

Website: Verina Wild

Further Information

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Research Interests

Verina Wild works in the area of medical ethics/bioethics, public health ethics and global health ethics, with a special focus on vulnerability, justice and population health. She has been lead investigator in various projects on migrant health, and in projects on cosmetic genital surgery (hymen reconstruction). Other projects she has investigated on or is still involved in are related to humanitarian aid, complex global challenges, methods of ethical decision making, pregnancy, research ethics, hospital reimbursement. Her current research focus is on ethical, legal and social aspects of mobile health technologies.

Short CV

PD Dr. Verina Wild is deputy director at the Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU). Since April 2018 she has been leading the BMBF research group „META - mHealth: Ethical, legal and social aspects in the technological age“. She teaches medical ethics, public health ethics and global health ethics at the Universities in Munich, Zurich and Bern. She wrote her "Habilitation" with the title "Justice and Vulnerability in Bioethics" at the University of Zurich where she has held a position of a Senior Teaching and Research Associate and Deputy Director (intermittently) from 2008-2016 at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine. Her medical dissertation was on ethical aspects of clinical drug trials during pregnancy and is published at the publishing house Campus. Prior to becoming a scholar in health ethics she has worked as a physician in internal medicine in Berlin, Germany and gathered work experience in Tanzania, Scotland, Spain and Argentina.

Awards and fellowships

2018: Princess Therese von Bayern-Award (LMU) for outstanding performance in research and teaching
2017: DFG Fellowship at “Sydney Health Ethics", University of Sydney, Australia
2011: SNSF Fellowship at “Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health” Columbia University New York, USA
2006: Young Scholar Award from the Academy of Ethics in Medicine AEM, Germany
2003-2004: Carlo Schmid / DAAD Fellowship Ethics Unit of World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Memberships and Functions

Since 2018: Member of the Core Group Global Health at the Center of Advanced Studies (CAS), LMU, with a subgroup on Global mHealth (together with Günter Fröschl and Claudia Lang)
Since 2018: Co-founder of working group (AG) public health ethics/global health ethics at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Public Health (DGPH), Co-founded with Prof. Peter Schröder-Bäck
Since 2017: Member of international Consortium on Vulnerability and Equity in Humanitarian Responses (COVEHR), partly funded by Wellcome Trust, UK
Since 2016: Member of international network Migration and Health Network Southern Africa (MaHp)
Since 2015: Member of WHO working groups on Antimicrobial Resistance and Ethics; Revision of Ethics Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis (Section: Migration); Health Systems Research and Ethics
Since 2015: Liaison professor for the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Since 2015: Member Editorial Board of the Journal Public Health Ethics (Oxford Journals)
2011 – 2015: Ethical Advisor for Safety Board for the EU-FP-7 Project „Diabetes and Pregnancy Vitamin D and Lifestyle Intervention for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Prevention (DALI)“
2014 – 2017: Member of working group Ethics in Transplantationmedicine at the German Bundesärztekammer
2008 – 2016: Member of the Steering Committee Center for Ethics, University of Zurich
2008 – 2013: Country Representative Switzerland for the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB)
2008 – 2010: Clinical ethicist (intermittendly) and deputy director of clinical ethics committee, Clinical Ethics, University Hospital Zurich

Current memberships: Academy for Ethics in Medicine, Germany (AEM); International Association of Bioethics (IAB); Center for Ethics, LMU Munich; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Public Health (DGPH)


Curriculum vitae  (pdf-document, 48 kB)

Publications (pdf-document, 235 kB)