Nicole Probst-Hensch, Professor, PhD (Pharmacy and Epidemiology), MPH

Nicole Probst-Hensch is Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Unit at Swiss TPH. She is also Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Basel Medical School (Switzerland). Probst-Hensch has been trained in both Pharmaceutical Sciences (ETH Zürich) and Epidemiology (UCLA Los Angeles) and holds doctorates in both fields. She has broad research experience covering several chronic diseases including cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and covering multiple domains related to NCD risks (genetic and molecular epidemiology; environmental epidemiology; nutrition and physical activity; dual disease burden NCDs-Infectious diseases). In her research she applies biomarkers in the context of Exposome and Mendelian Randomisation approaches to improve mechanistic and causal understanding modifiable disease risks. Her research group has broad expertise in developing, implementing and scientifically exploiting longitudinal cohorts and biobanks, both nationally and internationally

Allabadi H et al. Posttraumatic stress disorder predicts poor health-related quality of life in cardiac patients in Palestine. PLoS One. 2021;16(7):e0255077. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255077

Beloconi A, Probst-Hensch N, Vounatsou P. Spatio-temporal modelling of changes in air pollution exposure associated to the COVID-19 lockdown measures across Europe. Sci Total Environ. 2021;787:147607. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147607

Cerletti P et al. Perceived built environment, health-related quality of life and health care utilization. PLoS One. 2021;16(5):e0251251. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251251

Chernet A, Probst-Hensch N, Sydow V, Paris D.H, Labhardt N.D. Mental health and resilience among Eritrean refugees at arrival and one-year post-registration in Switzerland: a cohort study. BMC Res Notes. 2021;14:281. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-021-05695-5

Gerber M et al. Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is associated with cardiorespiratory fitness among primary schoolchildren living in Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa, and Tanzania. Front Public Health. 2021;9:671782. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.671782

Joubert N et al. Hypertension among South African children in disadvantaged areas and associations with physical activity, fitness, and cardiovascular risk markers: a cross-sectional study. J Sports Sci. 2021(in press). DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2021.1939964

Long K.Z et al. Associations of growth impairment and body composition among south african school-aged children enrolled in the Kaziafya project. Nutrients. 2021;13(8):2735. DOI: 10.3390/nu13082735

Lytras T et al. Cumulative occupational exposures and lung function decline in two large general population cohorts. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021;18(2):238-246. DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202002-113OC

Marcon A et al. The coexistence of asthma and COPD: risk factors, clinical history and lung function trajectories. Eur Respir J. 2021(in press). (ALEC). DOI: 10.1183/13993003.04656-2020

McCartney D.L et al. Genome-wide association studies identify 137 genetic loci for DNA methylation biomarkers of aging. Genome Biol. 2021;22:194. (TOPMed). DOI: 10.1186/s13059-021-02398-9