Jürg Utzinger, Professor, PhD


Professor in Epidemiology, Director

Organisational Entity

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.

Arnaiz P et al. Intervention effects and long-term changes in physical activity and cardiometabolic outcomes among children at risk of noncommunicable diseases in South Africa: a cluster-randomized controlled trial and follow-up analysis. Front Public Health. 2023;11:1199381. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1199381

Dolley D et al. Relationship between body mass index and physical activity among children from low-income communities in Gqeberha, South Africa: a cross-sectional study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023;20(2):1428. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20021428

Flahault A, Choirat C, Utzinger J. La Suisse, acteur incontournable de la santé globale. Rev Med Suisse. 2023;19(836):1387-1388. DOI: 10.53738/REVMED.2023.19.836.1387

Kalinjuma A.V et al. Body mass index trends and its impact of under and overweight on outcome among PLHIV on antiretroviral treatment in rural Tanzania: a prospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2023;18(8):e0290445. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0290445

Koné S, Probst-Hensch N, Dao D, Utzinger J, Fink G. Improving coverage of antenatal iron and folic acid supplementation and malaria prophylaxis through targeted information and home deliveries in Côte d'Ivoire: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Glob Health. 2023;8(4):e010934. DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-010934

Kouadio J.N et al. Prevalence and risk factors of schistosomiasis and hookworm infection in seasonal transmission settings in northern Côte d'Ivoire: a cross-sectional study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2023;17(7):e0011487. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0011487

Kulinkina A.V, Farnham A, Biritwum N.K, Utzinger J, Walz Y. How do disease control measures impact spatial predictions of schistosomiasis and hookworm? The example of predicting school-based prevalence before and after preventive chemotherapy in Ghana. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2023;17(6):e0011424. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0011424

N'Dri B.P et al. Species composition and insecticide resistance in malaria vectors in Ellibou, southern Côte d’Ivoire and first finding of Anopheles arabiensis in Côte d’Ivoire. Malar J. 2023;22:93. DOI: 0.1186/s12936-023-04456-y

Nooh F, Ali M.I, Chernet A, Probst-Hensch N, Utzinger J. Prevalence and risk factors of hypertension in Hargeisa, Somaliland: a hospital-based cross-sectional study. Diseases. 2023;11(2):62. DOI: 10.3390/diseases11020062

Nooh F et al. Prevalence of fever of unidentified aetiology in East African adolescents and adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Infect Dis Poverty. 2023;12:55. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-023-01105-z