Kim Berg is a child and adolescent psychiatry resident working on issues of public mental health and refugees, with a focus on trauma. She completed her medical internship in her native Slovenia and is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland at the child and adolescent psychiatry division of Psychiatric University Hospital Zürich. Before moving to Switzerland, Kim earned her Master in Public Health Degree (MPH) from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with a concentration in Humanitarian Health and her MD at the University of Maribor. Later, she worked on a joint JHU/USAID/Action Against Hunger project focused on Rohingya refugee women and their children in Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh.
At the University of Zurich’s child and adolescent psychiatry division, Kim is working on various projects focused on unaccompanied minor refugees, asylum seekers, and most recently, Ukrainian refugee families and their children. She is leading the clinical implementation of the EASE (Early Adolescent Skills for Emotion) as a part of a pilot project for Ukrainian refugees in Kanton Zurich. EASE is a scalable group psychological intervention for young adolescents developed by the WHO.
She is currently enrolled in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in International Health Management at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute at the University of Basel.
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