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Claudia Kühni


Prof. Claudia Kuehni: Medical studies in Bern. Training in paediatrics (FMP Paediatrics) with subsequent specialisation in paediatric pulmonology in St.Gallen, Delémont and Bern). MSc in Epidemiology in London (LSHTM, 1996-7), research fellow in Leicester, UK (1997-99).
Current position as research group leader and associate Professor in Paediatric Epidemiology at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern.
Claudia Kuehni is an expert in the epidemiology of childhood diseases, especially respiratory diseases, childhood cancer, and rare diseases. Her research focuses on the causes, treatments, and long-term course of common and rare diseases in childhood. She leads SwissPedRegistry (the registry hub of SwissPednet), national and international registries and cohort studies, (Swiss Rare Disease Registry, Childhood Cancer Registry, Swiss Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Registry, Swiss Paediatric Airway Cohort, COVID-19 in people with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Study, International Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Cohort, Leicester Respiratory Cohort Studies, and many more), and is responsible for the surveillance of the neonatal screening for Cystic Fibrosis.
Claudia is a member of the research council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (Division 3), Paediatric section editor for the European Respiratory Journal, and member of many other boards relevant for research in Child Health.