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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

Tania Manríquez Roa

Tania Manríquez Roa

  • PhD Student

Tania Manríquez Roa is an ethicist and qualitative researcher working in the field of global health. She holds a BA in Social Anthropology (University of Chile), an MA in Global Ethics (King’s College London) and is conducting her PhD in Bioethics (University of Zurich). She is part of the Excellence Program at the Digital Society Initiative (University of Zurich), and is a PhD associate of the research group The Future of Medicine: Good Health for All (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities). Her current research addresses ethical issues that arise with the development and use of digital mental health tools, and she is also developing a project on self-experimentation in public health emergencies.

Before starting her PhD, Tania worked as a policy consultant in projects for the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the European Commission, the World Wildlife Fund, the Center for Development and Cooperation (ETH Zurich), the Human Rights Center (University of Chile) and the Department of Social Studies (Catholic University of Chile). She has conducted fieldwork in Chile, Mexico, Mozambique, and Switzerland.

Research Interests

  • Global health ethics
  • Digital mental health
  • Research ethics
  • Empirical bioethics
  • Latin American bioethics 

Ongoing projects

  • The provision of care by algorithms (with a focus on apps for mental health and well-being)
  • Self-experimentation in public health emergencies
  • Equitable access to healthcare
  • The Forum for Global Health Ethics


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