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.

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

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

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(in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2024.01.017

Qian M.B, Keiser J, Utzinger J, Zhou X.N. Clonorchiasis and opisthorchiasis: epidemiology, transmission, clinical features, morbidity, diagnosis, treatment, and control. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2024(in press). DOI: 10.1128/cmr.00009-23

Traoré N, Singhal T, Millogo O, Sié A, Utzinger J, Vounatsou P. Relative effects of climate factors and malaria control interventions on changes of parasitaemia risk in Burkina Faso from 2014 to 2017/2018. BMC Infect Dis. 2024;24:166. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-024-08981-2

Arnaiz P et al. Association of accelerometry-based and self-reported physical activity with cardiovascular risk in South African children. S Afr J Sci. 2023;119(9-10):15494. DOI: 10.17159/SAJS.2023/15494

Arnaiz P et al. Intervention effects and long-term changes in physical activity and cardiometabolic outcomes among children at risk of noncommunicable diseases in South Africa: a cluster-randomized controlled trial and follow-up analysis. Front Public Health. 2023;11:1199381. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1199381

Dolley D et al. Effect of the KaziBantu school-based health intervention on non communicable disease risk factors of children from low-income schools in Gqeberha, South Africa. African J Physical Activity Health Sci. 2023;29(4):352-370