Person Details

Martin Röösli, Assistant Professor, PhD, Group Leader, Head of Unit
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Department -> Unit
Epidemiology and Public Health -> Environmental Exposures and Health -> Physical Hazards and Health


Main function
PhD, Senior Investigator, Assistant Professor


Professional activities at Swiss TPH
  • My research deals with environmental epidemiology and includes exposure assessment studies, aetiological research and health risk assessments in the area of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, passive smoking, noise exposure and ambient air pollution

Higher education and
  • 2009: SSPH+ Förderprofessur, University of Basel/Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2009: PD (Venia docendi) at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bern
  • 1998-2001: PhD in Epidemiology, University of Basel:
  • 2000-2001: Post graduate education in applied statistics, Swiss Federal Instituteof Technology in Zürich (ETHZ)
  • 1992-1997: MSc in Environmental Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ)
  • 1983-1988: Pedagogic college in Hitzkirch

Past professional activities
  • Since 2009: Assistant professor, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel: Head of the Unit for Environmental Epidemiology and Risk Assessment
  • 2003-2009: Senior epidemiologist: Head of the Environmental Health Research Group, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern
  • 2001-2003: Post doc, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel
  • 1998-2001: PhD student, Air Quality Management Agency of Basel/Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Basel
  • 1997-1998: Research assistant, Institute of Atmospheric Science of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (ETHZ)
  • 1991-1997: Teacher: Various substitutions at different school levels
  • 1988-1991: Primary school teacher, Dagmersellen

Publication list



  • Master of Public Health (Erweiterte Studienleitung)
  • Federal Commission for Noise Protection
  • Foundation Board of the Research Foundation Mobile Communication
  • Extraparliamentary Commission for Environmental Research of the Federal Office for Environment
  • Member of the steering committee - Swiss Association for Smoking Prevention (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tabakprävention)



  • European Bioelectromagnetics Association - EBEA, Council for biological and medical science
  • Expert group for the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority - SSM
  • Program Electromagnetic Fields and Health - EMF&H from ZonMw in The Netherlands (Committee Member)
  • Prospective cohort study of mobile phone users, Advisory board of the Swedish COSMOS
  • Rapid Response Group - RRG for the Japan EMF Information Center
  • Working group 3 "Epidemiology and Human Studies"; COST Action BM0704: Emerging EMF technologies: health risk management (Working group member)
  • Working group of the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans Volume 102: Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part II: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields [includes mobile telephones, microwaves, and radar]





  • WHO/Technical Consultation group on Radio Frequency Research Agenda, Geneva




Editorial Boards

  • International Journal of Public Health