Sarah Vilpert

Dr.

Postdoctoral fellow

Office 5423

+41 (0)21 692 37 67

sarah.vilpert@unil.ch

Languages: French, English, German, Italian


Biography

Sarah Vilpert holds a Ph.D. in Life Sciences from the University of Lausanne and has a background in sociology and demography. Before she joined the Swiss operator team of the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in 2014, she spent five years as a project leader at the Swiss Health Observatory and two years as a research assistant at the Geneva University Hospitals. As a postdoc at HEC Lausanne since January 2021, she is leading an SNSF funded project on end-of-life care planning in older adults in Switzerland.

Expertise

Sarah Vilpert is interested in population ageing and public health. Her professional experience has led her to work on various health topics: linguistic and cultural barriers in healthcare settings, mortality, medical demography, harmful health behaviour, and emergency department visits of elderly adults. As a continuation of her Ph.D. topic, she is currently conducting research on determinants of attitudes and behaviours towards end-of-life care planning in older adults in Switzerland.

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