Meet the Main and Co-Applicants of COHESION

Main Applicant / Principal Investigator

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Dr. David H. Beran, PhD
University of Geneva and Geneva University Hospitals, Division of Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine

Research interests: health systems; management of chronic diseases; diabetes; patient needs; access to insulin and the issue of multi-morbidity.

What does the COHESION Project mean for me?
“The COHESION Project is a unique opportunity to work with a unique group of colleagues on a poorly researched topic focusing on vulnerable populations and through research to strengthen health systems to address to neglected global health issues, namely Noncommunicable and Neglected Tropical diseases.”

Co-Applicants / Co-Investigators


Prof. Dr. Sandro Cattacin, PhD
University of Geneva

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Prof. Dr. François, Chappuis, MD, PhD
Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva

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Prof. Dr. Albertino Damasceno, PhD, MD
Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique

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Prof. Dr. Nilambar Jha, MD, PhD
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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Dr. Jaime Miranda, PhD, MD
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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Dr. Claire Somerville, PhD 
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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Prof. Dr. L. Suzanne Suggs, PhD
Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano