Portrait Claudia Witt

Claudia Witt
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of the Institute, Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine


  • Mind Body Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Integrative oncology


Tel. +41 44 255 24 60


Studies and trainings

2006 Habilitation in Social Medicine and Epidemiology at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
2006 Master of Business Administration (MBA)
1999 Doctorate Dr. med., with distinction “summa cum laude” Humboldt University of Berlin
1996 State examination in medicine at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Positions (selection)

Since 2014 Full Professor of Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Since 2014 Director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Since 2014 Professor for Primary Care, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Since 2014 Head of Research Group, Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2008 – 2013 W2 Professor of Complementary Medicine and Deputy Director Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Other activities (selection)

Since 2019 Co-Director of the Digital Society Initiative, UZH
Since 2018 Co-Director of Citizen Science Centers, UZH and ETH
2017 – 2021 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for Interprofessionalism & Internationality
Since 2017 Program Director of the UZH/ ZHAW Doctoral Program “Care and Rehabilitation Sciences

Most important memberships

  • Working Group on Gynecological Oncology (AGO), Member of the IMed Commission
  • German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi)
  • German Cancer Society (DKG)
  • European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • Swiss Professional Association Mind Body Medicine (SFMBM), President
  • Society for Acupuncture Research, Board Member
  • Society for Integrative Oncology, Board Member

Research focus

Evaluation of the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and effect moderating factors, such as expectations, of non-pharmacological therapies using various research methods from clinical and implementation research. Areas of focus include Digital Health for Mind and Body, Acupuncture, and the advancement of research methods.


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