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.

Angora E.K et al. High prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium x Schistosoma bovis hybrids in schoolchildren in Côte d'Ivoire. Parasitology. 2020;147(3):287-294. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182019001549

Binder S et al. Lessons learned in conducting mass drug administration for schistosomiasis control and measuring coverage in an operational research setting. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020(in press). DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0789

Campbell C.H et al. SCORE operational research on moving toward interruption of Schistosomiasis transmission. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020(in press). DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0825

Colley D.G et al. Contributions of the Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE) to Schistosomiasis control and elimination: key findings and messages for future goals, thresholds, and operational research. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020(in press). DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0787

Evack J.G et al. Molecular confirmation of a Fasciola gigantica x Fasciola hepatica hybrid in a Chadian bovine. J Parasitol. 2020;106(2):316-322. DOI: 10.1645/19-66

Farnham A, Utzinger J, Kulinkina A.V, Winkler M.S. Using district health information to monitor sustainable development. Bull World Health Organ. 2020;98:69-71. DOI: 10.2471/BLT.19.239970

Flahault A et al. Precision global health for real-time action. Lancet Digit Health. 2020;2:e58-e59. DOI: 10.1016/S2589-7500(19)30240-7

Galli A, Leuenberger A, Dietler D, Fletcher H.A, Junghanss T, Utzinger J. Tropical Medicine And International Health and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Trop Med Int Health. 2020;25(1):E1-E13. DOI: 10.1111/tmi.13368

Gerber M et al. Effects of school-based physical activity and multi-micronutrient supplementation intervention on growth, health and well-being of schoolchildren in three African countries: the KaziAfya cluster randomised controlled trial protocol with a 2 x 2 f. Trials. 2020;21:22. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-019-3883-5

Giovanoli Evack J et al. Accuracy of the sedimentation and filtration methods for the diagnosis of schistosomiasis in cattle. Parasitol Res. 2020(in press). DOI: 10.1007/s00436-020-06660-0