Barbara Holzer

Dr. phil. MPH, Biologist and Public Health Specialist

My primary research focus is on the study of how multimorbid patients cope with multiple illnesses. I am investigating the strategies of psychosocial adjustment of patients and their life partners to this complex health situation. Medication adherence of multimorbid patients, often taking five and more different medications daily (polypharmacy), is another current research topic of mine. As an epidemiologist, I am also interested in the methodological difficulties of comparing prevalence studies of multimorbidity over time and between studies.

barbara.holzer@usz.ch Center of Competence Multimorbidity