Doris Schopper is Professor at the medical faculty of the University of Geneva and Director of Director of the Center for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH) since July 2011. She is also chair of the MSF Ethics Review Board since 2002. In November 2012, Doris Schopper was appointed member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Between 1982 and 1990 Doris Schopper spent several years with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the field. She was president of the Swiss branch of MSF (1991–1998) and twice president of the MSF International Council during this period. In 2001 Doris Schopper was asked to constitute an Ethics Review Board for MSF International. Since then she has chaired the Board coordinating the ethical review of MSF research proposals and providing advice on ethical matters to the organisation.
Doris Schopper has also extensively worked with WHO and Swiss institutions on health policies for HIV/AIDS and cancer.