Jürg Utzinger, Professor, PhD


Professor in Epidemiology, Director

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Jürg Utzinger is the Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Basel. He holds an MSc in environmental science, a PhD in epidemiology and pursued several years of postdoctoral research in demography and epidemiology at Princeton University in the USA. His research, teaching and training interests pertain to the epidemiology and integrated control of neglected tropical diseases and health impact assessments of large footprint projects in low- and middle-income countries. He is engaged in trans-national global health research consortia with ongoing projects in China, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa and Tanzania.

Angora E.K et al. Population genetic structure of Schistosoma haematobium and Schistosoma haematobium x Schistosoma bovis hybrids among school-aged children in Côte d'Ivoire. Parasite. 2022;29:23. DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2022023

Arnaiz P et al. Practice change needed for the identification of pediatric hypertension in marginalized populations: An example from South Africa. Front Pediatr. 2022;10:877431. DOI: 10.3389/fped.2022.877431

Bassa F.K et al. Prevalence of Schistosoma mono- and co-infections with multiple common parasites and associated risk factors and morbidity profile among adults in the Taabo health and demographic surveillance system, South-Central Côte d'Ivoire. Infect Dis Poverty. 2022;11:3. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-021-00925-1

Beckmann J et al. Evaluation of a physical activity and multi-micronutrient intervention on cognitive and academic performance in South African primary schoolchildren. Nutrients. 2022;14(13):2609. DOI: 10.3390/nu14132609

Brandt O et al. Association between allergic sensitization and intestinal parasite infection in schoolchildren in Gqeberha, South Africa. Clin Exp Allergy. 2022(in press). DOI: 10.1111/cea.14100

Brattig N.W, Graf A, Konou A, Casagrande G, Utzinger J, Meier L. More than seven decades of Acta Tropica: looking back to move into the future. Acta Trop. 2022;226:106155. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.106155

Dolley D et al. Clustered cardiovascular disease risk among children aged 8-13 years from lower socioeconomic schools in Gqeberha, South Africa. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2022;8(2):e001336. Times Cited in Web of Science Core Collection: 0 Total Times Cited: 0 Cited Reference Count: 41. DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2022-001336

Gerber M et al. Is grip strength linked to body composition and cardiovascular risk markers in primary schoolchildren? Cross-sectional data from three African countries. BMJ Open. 2022;12(6):e052326. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052326

Giboda M, Bergquist R, Utzinger J. Schistosomiasis at the crossroad to elimination: Review of eclipsed research with emphasis on the post-transmission agenda. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2022;7(4):55. DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed7040055

Gordon A.C et al. Schistosomiasis in the People’s Republic of China – down but not out. Parasitology. 2022;149(2):218-233. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182021001724