Dr. Valerie A Luyckx
Scientific Officer, Department of Public and Global Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Associate Scientist, Renal Division at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town.
Research interests: Dr Luyckx’s research and advocacy activities concern challenges of justice, ethics and moral distress relating priority setting and to resource allocation, related to the prevention and management of kidney disease and in resource limited settings.
Professional experience: Dr Luyckx has held clinical/academic faculty position in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She has participated in the Renal Disaster Relief Task Force with Medécins sans Frontières after the Haiti earthquake and has been active in coordinating support and advocating for people living with kidney disease in many other emergencies with International and European Societies of Nephrology. She supports the Global Health Ethics team at WHO as a consultant.
Notable achievements: Leonard Tows Humanism in Medicine Award, from Arthur P. Gold Foundation