The group operates the data centre of the Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung and Heart Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA). It develops models for studying the long-term effects of air pollution on population health, and supports and supervises analyses conducted within SAPALDIA.
The group conducts time-series modelling of the short-term effects of air pollution and also contributes to the development of spatio-temporal models of air pollutants in Switzerland. Moreover, the group is linked to clinical research projects, notably in neurology, and specialised in supporting clinically oriented projects within the Swiss TPH data team. The group runs statistics courses for the medical curriculum and administers two master level courses in the Faculty of Science and in two postgraduate courses.
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Brown J.A et al. Dolutegravir in real life: self-reported mental and physical health outcomes after transitioning from efavirenz- to dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy in a prospective cohort study in Lesotho. HIV Med. 2022(in press). DOI: 10.1111/hiv.13352
Haak F et al. Predicting complicated appendicitis based on clinical findings: the role of Alvarado and appendicitis inflammatory response scores. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2022;407(5):2051-2057. DOI: 10.1007/s00423-022-02533-5
Haak F et al. Interprofessional differences in preoperative planning—the individualist surgeon. European Surgery. 2022(in press). DOI: 10.1007/s10353-022-00761-z
Mollel G.J et al. Causes of death and associated factors over a decade of follow-up in a cohort of people living with HIV in rural Tanzania. BMC Infect Dis. 2022;22:37. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-021-06962-3
Muhairwe J.A et al. The suboptimal pediatric HIV viral load cascade: multidistrict cohort study among children taking antiretroviral therapy in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2022;41(3):e75-e80. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003415