Collegium Helveticum

Integrating Diverse Forms of Knowledge in Health Care Research


This is a public event.
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Panel I

The COVID-19 epidemic has highlighted large health outcome inequalities and disparities, in particular in relation to gender. However, our understanding of gender in health is often reduced to evaluating differences between men and women. How do we go beyond this and assess biological, structural, and social factors and their effects on our health? How should scientists and clinicians include concepts developed in social sciences in health care studies? And how could this affect our health care system?

Hélène Colineaux (INSERM France)
Jeanne Barbier (UniSanté Lausanne)
Bettina Borisch (University of Geneva)

Panel I

Social movements have been playing an important role in the improvement of health policies (e.g. during the early phases of the HIV epidemic or in terms of reproductive rights). Community mobilization and organization also provides spaces in which knowledge is being transferred and generated. How can non-academic and medical knowledge from such groups be integrated into health care? How can patients’ perspectives and involvement in research help transform healthcare toward a more equitable system?

David Jackson-Perry (CHUV Lausanne)
Mounia El Kotni (Cermes3)
Martin Gramc (University of Zurich)

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