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

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

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

Probst-Hensch N et al. Causal effects of body mass index on airflow obstruction and forced mid-expiratory flow: a mendelian randomization study taking interactions and age-specific instruments into consideration toward a life course perspective. Front Public Health. 2021;9:584955. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.584955

Saucy A et al. The role of extreme temperature in cause-specific acute cardiovascular mortality in Switzerland: a case-crossover study. Sci Total Environ. 2021;790:147958. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147958

van Nunen E et al. Short-term personal and outdoor exposure to ultrafine and fine particulate air pollution in association with blood pressure and lung function in healthy adults. Environ Res. 2021;194:110579. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.110579

Accordini S et al. Incidence trends of airflow obstruction among European adults without asthma: a 20-year cohort study. Sci Rep. 2020;10:3452. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-60478-5

Aebi N.J, Bringolf-Isler B, Schaffner E, Caviezel S, Imboden M, Probst-Hensch N. Patterns of cross-sectional and predictive physical activity in Swiss adults aged 52+: results from the SAPALDIA cohort. Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20266. DOI: 10.4414/smw.2020.20266

Amaral A.F.S et al. Role of DNA methylation in the association of lung function with body mass index: a two-step epigenetic Mendelian randomisation study. BMC Pulm Med. 2020;20:171. DOI: 10.1186/s12890-020-01212-9