David Blum (MD) obtained his medical degree from the University of Zürich (2002) and received the Swiss board certification of Internal Medicine (2009) and Medical Oncology (2011). He was working as resident doctor at Oncology DIM KSSG St. Gallen and research fellow in the European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC).
He is a EURO IMPACT - Marie Curie PhD training fellow at European Palliative Research Center NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. David is seconded to CSI and is analysing different pain and symptom measures in the African Palliative Outcome Scale. His main research interests include symptom assessment and the role of computer assistance, cancer cachexia, physical activity and integration of oncology and palliative care.