Environment and Health

Improving the health and well-being of people by addressing determinants of health in human-environmental systems.

Swiss TPH aims for sustainable prevention, surveillance and control of infectious and non-communicable diseases and improving environmental conditions for the benefit of public and global health by conducting interdisciplinary and translational research. Swiss TPH assesses environmental exposures such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, radiation, climate change, noise, pesticides and water pollution with innovative ecological and system-based approaches such as “One Health” and “EcoHealth”. Swiss TPH conducts research on the complex interplay of risk and protective factors affecting the health and well-being of people, and apply state-of-the-art exposome approaches towards improving mechanistic and causal understanding of these processes. We bring our expertise into relevant national and international policy boards and commissions to assure a science-to-policy translation.