Jürg Utzinger, Professor, PhD


Professor in Epidemiology, Director

Organisational Entity

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.

Bassa F.K et al. Prevalence of Schistosoma mono- and co-infections with multiple common parasites and associated risk factors and morbidity profile among adults in the Taabo health and demographic surveillance system, South-Central Cote d'Ivoire. Infect Dis Poverty. 2022;11:3. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-021-00925-1

Graf A, Konou A.A, Meier L, Brattig N.W, Utzinger J. More than seven decades of Acta Tropica: partnership to advance the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Acta Trop. 2022;225:106175. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.106175

Kokaliaris C et al. Effect of preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel on schistosomiasis among school-aged children in sub-Saharan Africa: a spatiotemporal modelling study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2022;22(1):136-149. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00090-6

Arnaiz P et al. Sustainability of a school-based health intervention for prevention of non-communicable diseases in marginalised communities: protocol for a mixed-methods cohort study. BMJ Open. 2021;11(10):e047296. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047296

Assaré R.K et al. Accuracy of two circulating antigen tests for the diagnosis and surveillance of Schistosoma mansoni infection in low-endemicity settings of Côte d'Ivoire. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021;105(3):677-683

Bärenbold O et al. Estimating true prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni from population summary measures based on the Kato-Katz diagnostic technique. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15(4):e0009310. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009310

Beckmann J et al. Prevalence of stunting and relationship between stunting and associated risk factors with academic achievement and cognitive function: a cross-sectional study with South African primary school children. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18:4218. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18084218

Brattig N.W, Graf A, Konou A, Casagrande G, Utzinger J, Meier L. More than seven decades of Acta Tropica: looking back to move into the future. Acta Trop. 2021(in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.106155

Brattig N.W, Tanner M, Bergquist R, Utzinger J. Impact of environmental changes on infectious diseases: key findings from an international conference in Trieste, Italy in May 2017. Acta Trop. 2021;213:105165. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.105165

Brummaier T et al. Improved detection of intestinal helminth infections with a formalin ethyl-acetate-based concentration technique compared to a crude formalin concentration technique. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021;6(2):51. DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed6020051