Dr Miriam Wanner has a background in environmental sciences, epidemiology and public health. After completing her PhD in Epidemiology at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Basel in 2010 she started working in the Physical Activity and Health Unit at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI), University of Zurich. Her main research areas were the measurement and epidemiology of physical activity behaviour, determinants, health impacts, as well as the evaluation of physical activity interventions.
Since 2015, she works for the Cancer Registry of the Cantons of Zurich, Zug, Schaffhausen and Schwyz of the University Hospital Zurich, which is also associated with the EBPI. Miriam Wanner is responsible for the registry database management and works as an epidemiologist focusing on trends in incidence and mortality of different cancer type.