Dr. Martina Ragettli

Professional activities at Swiss TPH / research interests

  • Climate change and health: Assessment of health effects of environmental changes and the impact of policies to mitigate and adapt to these changes.
  • Estimation of environmental exposures of populations to heat, noise and ambient air pollution, and to assess related health effects.
  • Evaluation of public health programs to prevent heat-related mortality.
  • Teaching and training in environmental epidemiology (climate change and health, environment and health)

Higher education and qualifications

  • 2013: PhD in Epidemiology, Swiss TPH/University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2010: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in spatial information systems; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2009: MSc in Geography, University of Basel, Switzerland

Past professional activities

  • 2014-2015: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Montreal, Canada, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, collaboration with the Department of Public Health, City of Montreal
  • 2009-2013: Scientific assistant/doctoral researcher, Swiss TPH, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health


Ragettli M.S, Saucy A, Flückiger B, Vienneau D, de Hoogh K, Vicedo Cabrera A.M, Schindler C, Röösli M. Explorative assessment of the temperature–mortality association to support health-based heat-warning thresholds: a national case-crossover study in Switzerland. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023;20(6):4958. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20064958

Ragettli M.S, Röösli M. Hitze-Massnahmen-Toolbox 2021. Ein Massnahmenkatalog für den Schutz der menschlichen Gesundheit vor Hitze.. Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institut. Im Auftrag des BAG, 2021

Ragettli M.S, Röösli M. Hitzebedingte Sterblichkeit im Sommer 2019. Prim Hosp Care Allg Inn Med. 2021;21(3):90-95. DOI: 10.4414/phc-d.2021.10296

Saucy A, Ragettli M.S, Vienneau D, de Hoogh K, Tangermann L, Schaffer B, Wunderli J.M, Probst-Hensch N, Röösli M. 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

Vicedo-Cabrera A.M, Scovronick N, Sera F, Royé D, Schneider R, Tobias A, Astrom C, Guo Y, Honda Y, Hondula D.M, Abrutzky R, Tong R, de Sousa Zanotti Stagliori Coelho M, Nascimento Saldiva P.H, Lavigne E, Matus Correa P, Valdes Ortega N, Kan H, Osorio S, Kyselý J, Urban A, Orru H, Indermitte E, Jaakkola J.J.K, Ryti N, Pascal M, Schneider A, Katsouyanni K, Samoli E, Mayvaneh F, Entezari A, Goodman P, Zeka A, Michelozzi P, de Donato F, Hashizume M, Alahmad B, Hurtado Diaz M, De la Cruz Valencia C, Seposo X, Silva S, Madureira J, Holobaca I, Fratianni S, Acquaotta F, Kim H, Lee W, Iniguez C, Forsberg B, Ragettli M.S, Guo Y.L.L, Chen B.Y, Li S, Armstrong B, Aleman A, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Dang T.N, Dung D.V, Gillett N, Haines A, Mengel M, Huber V, Gasparrini A. The burden of heat-related mortality attributable to recent human-induced climate change. Nat Clim Chang. 2021;11(6):492-500. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-021-01058-x

Ragettli M.S, Vicedo-Cabrera A.M, Flückiger B, Röösli M. Impact of the warm summer 2015 on emergency hospital admissions in Switzerland. Environ Health. 2019;18:66. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-019-0507-1