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

Govarts E et al. Harmonized human biomonitoring in European children, teenagers and adults: EU-wide exposure data of 11 chemical substance groups from the HBM4EU Aligned Studies (2014-2021). Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2023;249:114119. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2023.114119

Hofmann B et al. Barriers to evidence use for sustainability: insights from pesticide policy and practice. Ambio. 2023;52(2):425-439. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-022-01790-4

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

Kutlar Joss M, Probst-Hensch N. Bedeutung der Gesetzgebung zur Luftreinhaltung in der Prävention umweltbedingter Erkrankungen. Z Pneumologie. 2023;20:161-169. DOI: 10.1007/s10405-023-00499-9

Moitra S et al. Long-term effect of asthma on the development of obesity among adults: an international cohort study, ECRHS. Thorax. 2023;78(2):128-135. DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2021-217867

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

Obas K.A et al. Prospective association between depressive symptoms and blood-pressure related outcomes in Kosovo. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023;3(4):e0000851. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000851

Probst-Hensch N, Jeong A, Keidel D, Imboden M, Lovison G. Depression trajectories during the COVID-19 pandemic in the high-quality health care setting of Switzerland: the COVCO-Basel cohort. Public Health. 2023;217:65-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2023.01.010

Shrine N et al. Multi-ancestry genome-wide association analyses improve resolution of genes and pathways influencing lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk. Nat Genet. 2023;55(3):410-422. DOI: 10.1038/s41588-023-01314-0

Tancredi S et al. Seroprevalence trends of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and associated risk factors: a population-based study. Infection. 2023(in press). DOI: 10.1007/s15010-023-02011-0