Jürg Utzinger, Professor, PhD


Professor in Epidemiology, Director

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Jürg Utzinger is the Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Basel. He holds an MSc in environmental science, a PhD in epidemiology and pursued several years of postdoctoral research in demography and epidemiology at Princeton University in the USA. His research, teaching and training interests pertain to the epidemiology and integrated control of neglected tropical diseases and health impact assessments of large footprint projects in low- and middle-income countries. He is engaged in trans-national global health research consortia with ongoing projects in China, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa and Tanzania.

Arnaiz P et al. Acceptability and perceived feasibility of the KaziKidz health promotion intervention among educators and caregivers in schools from South Africa: a qualitative descriptive study. BMC Public Health. 2024;24:934. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-024-18456-3

Brummaier T et al. Design of a targeted blood transcriptional panel for monitoring immunological changes accompanying pregnancy. Frontiers in Immunology. 2024;15:1319949. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2024.1319949

Cambaco O et al. Adolescent health and well-being in the context of impact assessment of natural resource extraction projects: a scoping review. Environ Impact Assess Rev. 2024;105:107360. DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2023.107360

Ekou F.K et al. Randomised controlled trial on the effect of social support on disease control, mental health and health-related quality of life in people with diabetes from Côte d'Ivoire: the SoDDiCo study protocol. BMJ Open. 2024;14(1):e069934. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-069934

Giovanoli Evack J et al. Genetic characterization of schistosome species from cattle in Côte d'Ivoire. Parasit Vectors. 2024;17:122. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-024-06221-9

Gordon C.A et al. Strongyloidiasis. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2024;10:6. DOI: 10.1038/s41572-023-00490-x

Jasuja J.K et al. Multiplex PCR for bacterial, viral and protozoal pathogens in persistent diarrhoea or persistent abdominal pain in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Nepal. Sci Rep. 2024;14:10926. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-60491-y

Lamprecht N, Erlanger T.E, Utzinger J, Winkler M.S. Prospects and perspectives of health impact assessment: a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature from june 2007 to january 2023. Public Health Rev. 2024;45:1606649. DOI: 10.3389/phrs.2024.1606649

Long K.Z et al. Randomized trial to improve children's body composition and micronutrient status among South African Children. Am J Prev Med. 2024;66(6):1078-1088. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2024.01.017

Minja E.G et al. Prevalence and determinants of undernutrition in schoolchildren in the Kilombero district, South-Eastern Tanzania. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2024;9(5):96. DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed9050096