Sabine Kiefer is a Public Health Specialist at the Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. Her work focuses on strengthening health management, improving quality of care. She is principal investigator for many operational and implementation research studies, large-scale surveys and evaluations, thereof many in Tajikistan. She also manages the “Competence Centre for Epidemiologic Outbreak Investigations” and advises the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) on outbreak preparedness. In case of outbreak investigations in Switzerland, typically foodborne, she is the responsible manager and conducts the quality assurance for all investigation steps.
Before joining the Health Systems Support Unit in 2011 she worked as a business consultant and project manager on projects for the private and public sector. Project examples are the evaluation of governmental programs to support start-up businesses of women in rural areas in Eastern Germany or the evaluation of the health agencies of the Federal Free State of Saxony. Academically she is equipped with a Master of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Master in Public Policy and Management from the University of Constance.