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Tenzin Wangmo

Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel

Tenzin Wangmo

PD Dr. Tenzin Wangmo has been working at the IBMB since May 2011 and currently holds two positions: Senior Researcher and PhD Program Coordinator. She obtained her PhD in Gerontology from the Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky (USA) and has a BA in Biology from Berea College, KY (USA). She has a Venia Docendi (Privat Dozent, PD) for medical ethics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel. Her research interests are at the nexus of aging, caregiving, public policy, vulnerability, and responsibility. Her research expertise include migration and aging, elder abuse, well-being of older persons, health of older prisoners, end-of-life decision making, elder care, and research methodology. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field of bioethics, medicine, and gerontology. She is a board member of International Association of Bioethics.


Countries Switzerland;
Topics Access to care; Ageing in place; Artificial Intelligence; Autonomy; End-of-life care and LTC; Ethics and care; Stigma and discrimination; Technology and LTC;
Methods Document analysis; Focus groups; Literature reviews and synthesis; Qualitative studies; Questionnaire; Research ethics; Surveys; Systematic Review; Thematic analysis;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Care and social protection in Southern Africa; Quasi-experimental methods; Technology and Long-Term Care;