Digital Society Initiative
Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Witt
Claudia M. Witt is a full professor at the Medical Faculty of the UZH and director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine of the University Hospital Zurich. She is a physician and epidemiologist and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Care Management. She is Vice Dean for Interprofessionality and Internationality of the Medical Faculty of the UZH and heads the doctoral program for Care and Rehabilitation Science. She is co-director of the Digital Society Initiative and co-director of the Citizen Science Center of the UZH and ETH Zurich.
She is also part-time Professor for Primary Care at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Before her appointment to Zurich, she worked at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin at the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, which she last headed provisionally and held the W2-Professorship for Complementary Medicine.
Claudia Witt's research focuses on the evaluation of non-pharmacological interventions in integrative medicine, as well as non-specific factors such as therapy outcomes. To answer her research questions, she applies methods of clinical research, health economics, implementation science and neuroimaging. In her current research, digital health aspects play an important role; she has been conducting clinical studies on mobile health intervention since 2011. She advocates a reflective approach to digitalization in medicine.