Dr. Miriam Lee Burger

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Welcome to Dr. Miriam Lee Burger and Sound & Health, a project at the intersection of global health, mental health, music, sounds, and sensory perception, embedded in an experimentally driven network. As a physician, musician, sound therapist, global health MD, and mental health tech consultant, I am a problem solver and on a mission to amplify human potential. As an SDG 3 advocate for health innovation and sustainability at the World Health Innovation Summit, I worked on mandates for Pope Francis COVID-19 commission's team in 2020, UNGSII 25+5 SDG Cities Leadership Platform at World Economic Forum Davos and World Urban Forum 11, Arts-for-SDGs projects with World Health Organization, and the Global Social Prescribing Alliance, among others. My latest publication covered suggestions for COVID-19-related strategic priorities of the Swiss healthcare system.

As an MD and researcher, I worked clinically in Vienna and Zurich in the fields of pain therapy at the University Hospital Vienna AKH, and in mental health and global health at the University of Zurich,  University of Geneva, and Harvard University, Cambridge USA.

As a professional violinist, the creative arts have been my expressive tool.  Since 2005,  I have worked on various international projects ranging from classical orchestras to rock-pop bands to the film industry in Zurich, New York, and Los Angeles, and have grown a diverse ecosystem around me. 

I began with meditation & sound practices on a quest to understand human nature. Music & sounds are ways to experience our sense of self. Over the past decade, I have gradually gained extensive knowledge and countless in-person and/or remote training as a sound & meditation practitioner,  - with internationally recognized teachers and programs such as meditation teachers Sadhguru, Sharon Salzberg, Joan Halifax, Jon Kabat Zinn, Don Conreaux, Olga Klimecki and many others around the globe.

Following my roots, I spent extensive phases in different cultural contexts, especially in Asia, on my journey beyond what meets the eye. Reconnection widened my horizon in many ways. I recognize deep meaningfulness in striving for a culture of reconnection, transformation, and conscious growth - to promote sustainable social development and foster connectedness in an increasingly complex world.

Find a compact vita overview below or connect with me on LINKEDIN.

Work Vitae

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  • Oct 2023 - today
    Swissfilms Christian Frei Filmproduktion
    Christian Frei (Director, Filmproducer) is one of Switzerland’s most acclaimed directors known for his films GENESIS 2.0 (2018), SPACE TOURISTS (2009), THE GIANT BUDDHAS (2005) and WAR PHOTOGRAPHER (2001), Sundance winner and nominated for Documentary Feature at the 74th Academy Awards .

  • 2022 - Today
    Mental Health Technologies,
    Convergence Partners Venture Capital
    Convergence Partners is a European venture capital firm that invests in founders building high-impact companies in healthcare sectors with large unmet needs. The Convergence team actively drives the scale-up and internationalisation of its portfolio companies to Germany, China, US and India. INVESTMENT FOCUS: Mental & Brain Health, Women's Health, AI & Digital Health, EU HealthTech startups. 

  • 2019 - Today    
    SDG3 Advisor at the intersection of Mental Health/Global Health/Music, World Health Innovation Summit UK
    Due diligence and strategic advisory on healthcare-related integrative health and musical projects. WHIS is a platform that brings public and private partnerships together to fund and deliver healthcare solutions globally, providing research and analysis, peer and expert-led knowledge-building, strategic networking, and deal flow in healthcare and life sciences.

  • 2016 - 2017 
    MEDICAL FILM CONSULTANT, 8 Cancer Campaign Films with the Swiss Cancer League
    Music & Film Content Strategy,  together with Mediafisch, Fidelio Films & The Swiss Cancer League, Zurich, Switzerland; developing 8 short films for the Special Program at the Zurich Film Festival 2017-2019

  • 2015 - 2016 
    MEDICAL DOCTOR, We Me Academy Program (High-Performance Coaching Program)
    Co-Author & Developer and responsible for medical/neuroscientific/music content; with Ex-President of the Swiss Athletics Federation Patrick K. Magyar,  Zug, Switzerland


  • 2019 - ongoing
    Zurich-based Studio
    SOUND AND HEALTH by Dr. Miriam Lee Burger
    Online Services, Sound Meditation, Sound Bath, Soundscapes (in-house composition, production, live performance). Past Clients: Dr. Janna Scharfenberg Academy, Dr. Claudia Nichterl Academy, SDG Lab WEF Davos, and private individuals. 

  • 2005 - ongoing
    Independent Music Professional
    : full professional violinist
    aka Miriam Lee Eicher. Worked internationally in EU/USA, i.e. Vienna, London, NYC, L.A., and Zurich for film, commercial, orchestras, concert galas, studio recordings, live events, and substituting violinist in world-class orchestras i.e. 21st Century Orchestra at KKL Lucerne, Berlin Youth Symphonics, Udo Juergens Orchestra, a.o. ; Performing in the genres: Classical, singer-songwriting, gypsy, pop-rock - performance, and writing pop-rock string arrangements. (More details) 


  • 2016 - 2018   
    RESIDENT PHYSICIAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATE,  Infectious Diseases/Travel Medicine
    under Prof. Christoph Hatz, and Prof. Jan Fehr. Department of Public Health and Global Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2013 - 2015   
    RESIDENT PHYSICIAN, Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
    Focus Depression and Stress-related mood disorders, brain health and music, CBT-psychotherapy. Clinic Schlössli, Clienia Private Clinics for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Teaching Hospital, Canton Zurich




Academic Vitae 

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  • 2018   
    Harvard University,
    Cambridge. Postgraduate Certification, magna cum laude (GPA 3.72). 
    Global Health Program on Management, Epidemiology, and casework in Global Health. In-depth training led by global health specialists and business leaders from Harvard Business School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School for Public Health, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Last Mile Health, Abundance Foundation, Global Seed, etc. Unique composition of hands-on and theoretical framework training. In-person, selection/admission-based program. Spearheaded by Prof. Paul Farmer, and Prof. Rebecca Weintraub. 

  • 2002 - 2003
    BIOCHEMISTRY, Guest Student, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany


  • 1990 - 1994
    VIOLIN, Junior student
    age 5-9y, Suzuki Method at the Public Music School Fürth, Germany


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  • Digital Sound Baths | Relaxation Soundscapes | Sound Meditation | Composition, Production, Live Performances
  • In-person, remote (corporate, well-being academies, wellness studios, medical practices)
  • Mentor and Teacher for Sound-Meditation

We are embedded in/or an active partner of local and healthcare stakeholders:

  • Primary care, complementary medicine, and specialists in Switzerland and the U.K.
  • Zurich: Yoga Studios, Leadership Networks, Public Health Networks, Medical Associations
  • Venture Capital Networks, Convergence Partners Zurich, specialization in Health Tech + Brain Health Impact Funding
  • WEF Davos, SDG-Champions Conference (UN/UNGSII, World Health Innovation Summit), in 2020 + 2022
  • Concerts For Humanity SDG-Project (UN/UNGSII, World Health Innovation Summit), in 2020
  • We are linked to academic institutions (Alumni Harvard Univ., ZHDK, Univ. of Geneva, Medical Univ. of Vienna)
  • Team member of the World Health Innovation Summit CIC (WHIS); collaborating on the UN-Habitat SDG-Cities Flagship Program, conceptualizing new approaches to prevention and well-being, i.e. the Global Social Prescribing Alliance (GSPA)
  • Expert at the UNGSII-WHIS support team to the Vatican's COVID-19 Commission, Italy, 03-06/2020