Institute of Social and preventive Medecine – CHUV
Murielle Bochud is a MD (1994), specialized in Public Health (FMH), with a PhD in genetic epidemiology from Case Western Reserve University (2007). Since 2008, she is assistant Professor at the Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine at Lausanne University Hospital (www.iumsp.ch). Her research work focuses on the genetic and non-genetic determinants of common cardio-metabolic diseases and risk factors, including genome-wide association studies. She is the principal investigator of the Swiss Kidney Project on Genes in Hypertension, embedded with the European Project on Genes in Hypertension. She is a member of the analysis group of the CoLaus (Cohorte Lausannoise) study (www.colaus.ch) and is taking part to several international consortia on the genetics of renal and cardiovascular traits. Among her public health activities, she is in charge of the Swiss National Nutrition Survey (www.menuch.ch), financed by the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO).