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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.
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.