Professor of Public Health, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva
Executive Director of the World Federation of Public Health Associations, headquartered in Geneva
Dr. Borisch is an MD and a Histopathologist, MPH and Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology (UK). Her scientific research work delves into neoplastic lesions of the immune system and breast cancer. Her interests also include community-based oncology, health communication and global health witha focus on policies and implementation.
She studied medicine and history at the Universities of Kiel (Germany) and Lausanne (Switzerland).
She is appointed professor and head of the Institute of Clinical Pathology / University of Geneva in 1995. She becomes the president of the Swiss Cancer League’s program against breast cancer. She completes an MPH in 2005 and orientates her activities to Public Health and Global Health. She joins the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine in 2005 (from 2015 on: Institute of Global Health).
She is Editor in Chief of „Pathobiology” and Co-Editor of „Journal of Public Health Policy“. In addition to her academic work she acts as the Director and Head of the World Federation of Public Health Associations and holds positions at several Committees of Public Health oriented institutions. Among others she is working with the EU commission on guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis.
She was president of Europa Donna – The European Breast Cancer Forum and Founding President of the Swiss Forum of Europa Donna. She teaches at the University of Geneva, the Swiss School of Public Health and she also teaches patient support groups. She is (co)author of over 120 scientific papers.