Graduations

Graduations at the GHS since 2011:

February 06, 2019
Florian Samuel Halbeisen, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Kühni
Thesis: «Lung Function and Diagnostics in Patients with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia»

January 18, 2019
Natascha Marion Wyss, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisors: PD Dr. Julia Bohlius und Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger
Thesis: «Cancer in HIV-positive populations: studies of incidence, prognosis and oncovirus seroprevalence»

January 09, 2019
Stephanie Winkelbeiner, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Translational Research Center, Division of Systems Neuroscience of Psychopathology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dierks
Thesis: «Brain imaging and treatment of positive symptoms in schizophrenia»

January 15, 2019
Garyfallos, Konstantinoudis PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Ben Spycher
Thesis: «Analysis of Clustering of Childhood Cancers;

October, 22, 2018:
Katharina Kunzelmann, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Psychiatric Services University of Bern (UPD), University Hospital of Psychiatry, Division of Systems Neuroscience of Psychopathology, Translational Research Center
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dierks
Thesis: «Understanding the Language of Schizophrenia: Neuronal Correlates of Formal Thought Disorder (FTD) and Auditory Verbal Hallucinations (AVH)»

August 30, 2018:
Gerd Tinkhauser, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Department of Neurology, Bern University Hospital ¦ Inselspital
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Michael Schüpbach
Thesis: «Electrophysiological recordings to optimise deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease»

August 18, 2018:
Babken Asatryan, PhD in Health Sciences (Cardiology)
Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital ¦ Inselspital
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Argelia Medeiros Domingo
Thesis: «Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Genetic Determinants of Arrhythmogenic Disorders Underlying Sudden Cardiac Arrest»

July 13, 2018:
Stefanie Kübel, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Center for Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, Hospital of Lucerne
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. René Müri
Thesis: «Neural correlates of fine motor skills in Parkinson’s disease»

June 25, 2018:
Kristoffer Fehér, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Yosuke Morishima
Thesis: «The role of brain oscillations in flexible attentional control»

June 12, 2018:
Brigitta Gahl, PhD in Health Sciences (Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics)
Clinical Trials Unit CTU
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Jüni
Thesis: «Issues in the perioperative management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery»

Mai 03, 2018:
Felix Michael Schmitz, PhD in Health Sciences (Medical Education)
Institute of Medical Education (IML)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sissel Guttormsen
Thesis: «Fostering communication skills in undergraduate health profession students - the effectiveness of novel instructional and stress-reducing methods»

April 16, 2018:
Stefanie Verena Müller, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Department of Molecular Psychiatry
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Gregor Hasler
Thesis: «Reward and Relapse: Resolving the Riddles of Bulimia Nervosa - Behavioral and Neural Response to Catecholamine Depletion in Remitted Bulimic and Healthy Participants: Relation to Reward Processing and Relapse»

March 27, 2018:
David Herzig, PhD in Health Sciences (Sports Medicine)
Department of Cardiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Wilhelm
Thesis: «Exploring cardiovascular factors influencing heart rate variability. Findings from healthy volunteers, children, athletes and cardiac patients»

March 5, 2018:
Felicitas Lahner, PhD in Health Sciences (Medical Education)
Institute of Medical Education
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Sören Huwendiek
Thesis: «Influence of Different Scoring Algorithms for Multiple True-False Items on the Measurement Precision of Multiple-Choice Exams»

February 28, 2018:
Andrea Lörwald, PhD in Health Sciences (Medical Education)
Institute of Medical Education
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Sören Huwendiek
Thesis: «Mini-CEX and DOPS: educational impact and influencing factors»

February 19, 2018:
Petra Viher, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Walther
Thesis: «WHERE LANGUAGE MEETS ACTION: The neural underpinnings of gesture performance in schizophrenia»

February 16, 2018:
Anita Katja Feller, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Kerri Clough-Gorr
Thesis: «Trends, patterns and sociodemographic disparities in cancer in Switzerland: Evidence from population-based data sources»

December 18, 2017:
Aysel Güler-Kaya, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger
Thesis: «Neighbourhood socioeconomic position, late presentation, and life expectancy in HIV-positive people in Switzerland»

December 14, 2017:
Kathrin Susan Bieri, PhD in Health Sciences (Sports Medicine)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Emin Aghayev
Thesis: «Dynamic Intraligamentary Stabilization: Preliminary Results of a New Treatment Approach for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury»

November 3, 2017:
Luís Pedro Gomes do Carmo, PhD in Health Sciences (Public Health)
Veterinary Public Health Institute, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Gertraud Schüpbach, Dr. Ioannis Magouras
Thesis: «Usage of antimicrobials in livestock: quantifying, understanding, intervening»

October 18, 2017:
Annette Weiss, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Kuehni
Thesis: «Hearing impairment after childhood cancer»

September 22, 2017:
Monika Leitner, PhD in Health Sciences (Physiotherapy)
Bern University of Applied Sciences, Health Division
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Annette Kuhn
Thesis: «Pelvic floor muscle displacement and activity during running in continent and incontinent women»

June 30, 2017:
Corinna Gréa, PhD in Health Sciences (Public Health)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Abel
Thesis: «Health Literacy and Food Choice: From Conceptual Clarification to Empirical Assessment»

June 13, 2017:
Vanessa Vallejo, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation Group
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef, Prof. Dr. Urs Peter Mosimann
Thesis: «Development and evaluation of a new Serious Game based assessment tool for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease»

May 31, 2017:
Kathryn Rieger, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Dept. of Psychiatric Neurophysiology, University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Koenig
Thesis: «Let the voices fly away: Neurofeedback training of auditory evoked potentials in patients with auditory verbal hallucinations and healthy subjects»

March 24, 2017:
Soheila Aghlmandi, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Peter Jüni, Prof. Dr. Marcel Zwahlen
Thesis: «Statistical models used to answer prognostic and therapeutic questions: Applications in Cardiovascular Medicine»

March 24, 2017:
Ilir Hoxha, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Jüni
Thesis: «Associations of caesarean section rates with characteristics of health care systems»

October 21, 2016:
Xhyljeta Luta, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger
Thesis: «Regional Variation in End of Life Care in Switzerland»

September 19, 2016:
Noëmi Anne Eggenberger, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Dept. of Clinical Research, Neurology, & Dept. of Neurology, Perception and Eye Movement, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. René Müri
Thesis: «Perception and Production of Co-Speech Gestures in Aphasic Patients»

June 30, 2016:
Rahel Schumacher, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Dept. of Clinical Research, Neurology, & Dept. of Neurology, Div. of Cognitive and Restorative Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. René Müri
Thesis: «Exploring and influencing language processing in the intact and damaged brain»

June 22, 2016:
Anja Katharina Bänninger, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Dept. of Psychiatric Neurophysiology, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Koenig
Thesis: «From Rest to Task: Functional Brain Networks in Schizophrenia»

June 20, 2016:
Andreas D. Haas, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisors: PD Dr. Olivia Keiser, Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger
Thesis: «Antiretroviral therapy for prevention of HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa»

June 20, 2016:
Stefan P. Minder, PhD in Health Sciences (Medical Education)
Institute of Medical Education
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Marcel Egger
Thesis: «E-Learning & Formative Assessment: Taking Multimedia Modalities and Student Guidance to a New Edge»

May 25, 2016:
Judith Eva Lupatsch, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Claudia E.  Kuehni, PD Dr. Ben Spycher
Thesis: «Exposure to Infections and the Risk of Leukaemia in Children»

May 3, 2016:
Basil Christoph Preisig, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Perception and Eye Movement Laboratory, Depts. of Neurology and Clinical Research, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and University of Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. René Müri
Thesis: «Aphasia and dialogue: What eye movements reveal about the processing of co-speech gestures and the prediction of turn transitions»

April 29, 2016:
Claudia Berlin, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Marcel Zwahlen
Thesis: «Cardiovascular disease in Switzerland—health care, mortality and geographical pattern»

April 18, 2016:
Laura Díaz Hernàndez, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Dept. of Psychiatric Neurophysiology, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Koenig
Thesis: «Feasibility of Resting-State Microstates Neurofeedback»

March 17, 2016:
Jittima Saengsuwan, PhD in Health Sciences (Rehabilitation Science)
Bern University of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Information Technology, Burgdorf
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef
Thesis: «Investigation of robotics-assisted tilt table technology for cardiopulmonary exercise testing in stroke patients»

January 21, 2016:
Simone Hopfner, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Dept. of Clinical Research, Perception and Eye Movement, University Hospital Inselspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Nyffeler
Thesis: «Spatial neglect and motion: The influence of directionally non-specific and directionally specific motion on neglect behaviour»

November 23, 2015:
Lea Antoinette Meier, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dierks
Thesis: «Exploring the Emotional Brain: Neural correlates of homeostatic and sensory-evoked emotions and their interaction in emotional rivalry»

April 23, 2015:
Nicole Steck, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Marcel Zwahlen, Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger
Thesis: «The Epidemiology of Assisted Suicide in Switzerland»

March 31, 2015:
Daniela Schäfer, PhD in Health Sciences (Sports Medicine)
Department of Cardiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hugo Saner
Thesis: «Interface between physical activity, nutrition and the cardiovascular system with focus on heart rate variability»

October 30, 2014:
Karen Hofmann, PhD in Health Sciences (Public Health)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Abel
Thesis: «Social inequalities in health and health behaviour—Determinants of health and health behaviour in young Swiss adults»

October 28, 2014:
Jennifer Andreotti, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Andrea Federspiel
Thesis: «The structural substrate of brain function: Analysis of brain structural networks based on diffusion-weighted imaging»

October 24, 2014:
Nicole Gruber, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Gerontechnology & Rehabilitation
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef, Prof. Urs Peter Mosimann
Thesis: «The age-dependent effect of mesopic visual conditions on visual exploration behavior and on driving performance»

September 19, 2014:
Stéphanie Giezendanner, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Andrea Federspiel
Thesis: «White Matter Matters: A Multimodal Approach to Investigate White Matter Microstructure and Metabolism»

June 27, 2014:
Rahel Bieri, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Urs Peter Mosimann, Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef
Thesis: «Development of a novel assessment tool for driving-relevant motivational, behavioral, and cognitive factors in older adults»

June 17, 2014:
Georg Mikis Rees, PhD in Health Sciences (Psychology)
Psychiatric Services of the University of Bern (UPD), Department of Clinical Psychology/Department of Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Tschacher
Thesis: «Nonverbale Synchronisation in Dyaden: Ein Vergleich von kooperativen und kompetitiven Interaktionen»

April 28, 2014:
Nadja Razavi, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry, Department of Psychatric Neuorphysiology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dierks
Thesis: «When the systems fail to communicate: Cerebral resting state networks in schizophrenia spectrum disorders»

March 27, 2014:
Dominik Schori, PhD in Health Sciences (Medical Sociology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Abel
Thesis: «Social Inequality in Health and Social Differences in Health Behaviours in Young Swiss Adults»

January 30, 2014:
Johanni Brea, PhD in Health Sciences (Computational Neurosciences)
Department of Physiology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Walter M. Senn
Thesis: «Aspects of learning and forgetting in functionalistic models of biological systems»

January 24, 2014:
Micol Gianinazzi, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology & Biostatistics)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisors: Dr. Gisela Michel, Prof. Dr. Claudia E. Kuehni
Thesis: «Childhood Cancer Survivorship: Psycho-oncological aspects & transition from pediatric to adult care»

December 13, 2013:
Thomas Radtke, PhD in Health Sciences (Sport Medicine)
Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hugo Saner
Thesis: «Peripheral microvascular endothelial function for cardiovascular health assessment in children and adolescents»

December 4, 2013:
Simon Gabriel Schwab, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Andreas Altorfer
Thesis: «Measurement and analysis of eye-head coordination in patients with schizophrenia»

June 25, 2013:
Melanie Sarah Fisler, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dierks
Thesis: «Brain spotting: the phobic brain—special emphasis on the amygdala»

April 29, 2013:
Philip Homan, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
University Hospital of Psychiatry, Department of Psychatric Neurophysiology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dierks
Thesis: «On the neurobiology of hallucinations»

April 22, 2013:
Tim Vanbellingen, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Department of Neurology & Clinical Research
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. René Müri
Thesis: «Neural and behavioural correlates of gesture production and fine motor skills»

March 7, 2013:
Heike Gerger, PhD in Health Sciences (Psychology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Jürgen Barth
Thesis: «Sources of bias and variation in meta-analytic psychological outcome research: Revisiting the Dodo bird»

February 14, 2013:
Radoslaw Panczak, PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger, Prof. Dr. Marcel Zwahlen
Thesis: «Geographical and epidemiological studies of mortality in Switzerland»

October 24, 2012:
Bindu Kalesan, PhD in Health Sciences (Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Peter Jüni, Dr. Thomas Gsponer
Thesis: «Modeling time-to-event data in estimating effectiveness and safety in interventional cardiology»

October 23, 2012:
Monica Bachmann, PhD in Health Sciences (Public Health)
Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Znoj
Thesis: «Health behaviour change in smokers: Five articles on the development of smoking behaviour»

August 28, 2012:
Matthias Grieder, PhD in Health Sciences (Neurosciences)
Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dierks
Thesis: «Event-Relating to Potential Dementia—Semantic processing in the course of healthy and pathological aging»

July 4, 2012:
Bruno Cezar Roza da Costa, PhD in Health Sciences (Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Jüni
Thesis: «Summarizing and expressing treatment effects in meta-analyses of trials with continuous outcomes»

February 24, 2012:
Thomas Munder, PhD in Health Sciences (Psychology)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Jürgen Barth
Thesis: «Meta-analyses on risks of bias in randomized controlled trials of psychotherapy»

December 13, 2011:
Regina Guthold, PhD in Health Sciences (Sport Science)
Institute of Sport Science
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Achim Conzelmann
Thesis: «Levels and patterns of physical activity in low and middle income countries»