Bernard Burnand, MD, MPH

Bernard Burnand was trained as a general internist in Switzerland and received additional training in classical and clinical epidemiology at Yale University, U.S.A. He is currently Head of the Health care evaluation Unit, Institute of social and preventive medicine, at the University of Lausanne, as well as Director of the Clinical Epidemiology Centre at the Hospices / CHUV. Bernard Burnand is involved in several national and international R & D projects regarding the methodological aspects of the development, the evaluation and the implementation of appropriateness criteria, clinical practice guidelines and evidence based health care approaches. He has also be involved in R & D activities dealing with the issues of over- and underuse of medical care, as well as with the development of quality of care indicators. Beyond R & D activities, Bernard Burnand is also involved in teaching activities (clinical epidemiology, health services research, evidence-based health care) and in service activities at the local, national and international level (he is for instance coordinating the efforts aimed at developing a Francophone Cochrane Network in the framework of the Cochrane Collaboration).



Health Care Evaluation Unit, Institute of social and preventive medicine (IUMSP)
17, rue du Bugnon
CH-1005 Lausanne, Switzerland

telephone + 41 21 314 72 55
telefax + 41 21 314 49 54

e-mail :


Private Address : Grangette 21, 1010 Lausanne (tel. + 41 21 652 17 25)


Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1953, married, two children (1988, 1990)


Chief Physician Institute of social and preventive medicine (IUMSP),
Hospices/CHUV and University of Lausanne
Head Health Care Evaluation Unit, IUMSP
Director CepiC (Clinical Epidemiology Centre, Hospices/CHUV)
Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine, University of Lausanne

Training - Diplomas

1998 FMH board, Prevention and Public Health
1989 MPH, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
1988 FMH board, Internal medicine
1981 MD, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
1978 Swiss federal diploma of Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Professional experience

1989-present Institute of social and preventive medicine, University of Lausanne

Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University,

New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.

1985-87 Institute of social and preventive medicine, University of Lausanne
1984-85 Outpatient Medical Clinic, University of Lausanne
1982-84 Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne
1981-82 Service of Medicine, Hospital of Payerne
1978-81 Institute of Physiology, University of Lausanne

Professional organisations and societies

Committees (current)

List of publications