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Zurich University

Switzerland

Biography

Ambros Uchtenhagen, born 1928, was Professor of Social Psychiatry and is President of the Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction at Zurich University. He is member of the WHO Expert Panel on Drugs and was a board member of the European Association on Substance Abuse Research. His main research activities are in the epidemiology of addictive behaviour, implementation and evaluation of preventive and therapeutic interventions, and drug policy. He was involved in numerous research projects and missions for the WHO, the United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the Swiss National Government and others.