We turn 30 this year!

23-28 August 2021

We hope you will join us, online

At the SSPH+ Summer School public health professionals, researchers and graduate students learn together through mutual exchange in a stimulating and beautiful environment. The SSPH+ LSS  places health, disease, and health systems thinking under one common framework of coherent concepts and practical implications. The focus on public health policy, economics and management combined with the diversity of students and facilitators has provided for a rich learning environment for over 2 decades so far. The insights gained and networks created serve as an opportunity to reduce and prevent the gap between public health theory and practice.

We will meet online this year and the programme is being developed. We are annoucing courses and plenaries as they are confirmed, so see below and stay tuned.

  • 1 day courses
  • 3-day courses
  • plenary lectures on hot topics by experts each day
  • daily networking activities through online poster sessions, meetings with experts and chat sessions



1-day courses

some 1 day, some spread out with a few hours over multiple days

Is Breathing killing us? Tackling Air Pollution using science for policies to protect health

Nino Kuenzli

meets 2 hours a day M-W

Applied Health Economics

Andrew Street

1 day

3-day courses

Systems analytics. Data driven decision making made easy

Jo-An Atkinson | Ante Prodan | Mark Heffernan | Adam Skinner

*This course is supported by the Brain and Mind Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.

* This course is supported by the Computer Simulation & Advanced Research Technologies (CSART).

Strategic Project Management

Axel Hoffman | TBC

Community-based Participatory Methods in Public Health: Understanding, Informing, and Co-creating

Nadina Luca | Amalia Pesantes

Generating Demand for better public health goods and services: A systems and consumer centered approach

Rowena Merritt | Kalpana Beesabathuni | Breda Gavin-Smith | Puja Peyden Tshering

*This course is sponsored by Sight and Life

Policy Options on Mental Health

Emiliano Albanese | Benedetto Saraceno | Marta Fadda | Dzmitry Krupchanka

Plenary lectures:

Lessons to be learned from the pandemic spread of the influenza outbreaks in Switzerland, 1889, 1918, and 1957

Kaspar Staub, Evolutionary Institute, University of Zurich

Machine learning techniques in personalized disease prediction

Ming Chang, Department of Clinical Research, University of Basel

Institute of Public Health