Mirko Winkler, PhD, DTM&H

Professional activities at Swiss TPH

  • Health impact assessment of large infrastructure developments in low- and middle-income countries, particularly extractive industries, renewable energy projects and water resource developments
  • Exposure pathways and health effects of pesticide use in low- and middle-income countries
  • Changes in health status related to interventions that aim at building resilience and adaptation to climate extremes and urbanisation
  • Safe recovery and reuse of solid and liquid waste for promoting recycling of nutrients, energy and wastewater
  • Teaching and training in health impact assessment in low- and middle-income countries

 Education and qualifications

  • 2012-2014: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Epidemiology; Swiss TPH/University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2011: Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H); Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine, Lima, Peru/University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
  • 2008-2011: PhD in Epidemiology; Swiss TPH/University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2002-2008: MSc in Environmental Sciences (Major: Biomedicine and Human- Environment Systems); ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland
  • 2001-2002: Cours des Mathématiques Spéciales (CMS); Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1996-2000: Professional Degree: Civil Engineering Draftsman and Computer Added Design (CAD) Technologist; WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure SIA/ASIC, Basel, Switzerland

 Professional activities

  • 2015-current: Scientific Project Leader; Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), Swiss TPH/University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015-current: Project Leader "Allgemeiner Tropenkurs (ATK)"; Department of Education and Training (ET), Swiss TPH/University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015-2017: Visiting Research Fellow; Escola Nacional de Saúde Púplica Sergio Arouca (ENSP)’ at the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2011-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow; Swiss TPH/University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2008-2011: PhD student; Swiss TPH/University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2007-2008: Research Fellow; Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


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