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.

Bärenbold O et al. Estimating true prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni from population summary measures based on the Kato-Katz diagnostic technique. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15(4):e0009310. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009310

Beckmann J et al. Prevalence of stunting and relationship between stunting and associated risk factors with academic achievement and cognitive function: a cross-sectional study with South African primary school children. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18:4218. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18084218

Brattig N.W, Tanner M, Bergquist R, Utzinger J. Impact of environmental changes on infectious diseases: key findings from an international conference in Trieste, Italy in May 2017. Acta Trop. 2021;213:105165. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.105165

Brummaier T et al. Improved detection of intestinal helminth infections with a formalin ethyl-acetate-based concentration technique compared to a crude formalin concentration technique. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021;6(2):51. DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed6020051

Brummaier T et al. Burden of soil-transmitted helminth infection in pregnant refugees and migrants on the Thailand-Myanmar border: results from a retrospective cohort. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15(3):e0009219. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009219

Cossa H et al. Health studies in the context of artisanal and small-scale mining: a scoping review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(4):1555. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18041555

Dhaini S.R, Mielke J, Brunkert T, Wyss K, Utzinger J, De Geest S. Swiss implementation science network (impact): a crucial building block to strengthen the Swiss research pipeline for real-world translation. Int J Public Health. 2021;66:1604081. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.1604081

Diakité N.R et al. Baseline and impact of first-year intervention on Schistosoma haematobium infection in seasonal transmission foci in the northern and central parts of Côte d’Ivoire. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021;6:7. DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed6010007

Dietler D et al. Housing conditions and respiratory health in children in mining communities: an analysis of data from 27 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Environ Impact Assess Rev. 2021;89:106591. DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2021.106591

Ehrenberg J.P et al. Efforts to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: potential entry points for neglected tropical diseases. Infect Dis Poverty. 2021;10(1):2. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-020-00790-4