Prof. Dr. Milo Puhan
Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich
Office HRS G 29
Tel. +41 44 634 46 10, Fax +41 44 634 49 86
Prof. Milo Puhan, born in 1975, studied medicine at the University of Zurich.
After working as an internal medicine resident at the Zurich Höhenklinik in Wald, Switzerland and as a Research Fellow at the University of Zurich’s Horten Center,
he earned a PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 2006. Immediately following, Prof. Puhan was a PROSPER fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation. From 2008 to 2012, he was a tenure track Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. Since 2013 he serves as chair of Epidemiology and Public Health
at the University of Zurich and as director of the EBPI.
Milo Puhan’s main research interest are in prevention and management of chronic diseases and in the development of tools to support preference-sensitive health care. He is currently principal investigator of the Swiss MS Registry, the LuftiBus-Swiss National Cohort, and of several other studies. Milo Puhan is currently the president
of the National Research Program 74 Smarter Health Care of the Swiss National Science Foundation, vice-president of the Swiss School of Public Health and directs the PhD program in Epidemiology & Biostatistics of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.
In 2020, Milo Puhan together with other colleagues from SSPH+ founded and currently coordinates the Corona Immunitas Initiative that unites Swiss national efforts to determine the SARS-CoV-2 immunity of the general population as well as of vulnerable population groups and specific professional groups at high risk of infection.
In 2014 he received the COPD Research Award of the European Respiratory Society and in 2017, he received the prestigious Ig Nobel Prize for
his work on the didgeridoo for treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.