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.

Angora E.K et al. High prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium x Schistosoma bovis hybrids in schoolchildren in Côte d'Ivoire. Parasitology. 2020;147(3):287-294. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182019001549

Assaré R.K et al. Characteristics of persistent hotspots of Schistosoma mansoni in western Cote d'Ivoire. Parasit Vectors. 2020;13:337. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-020-04188-x

Binder S et al. Lessons learned in conducting mass drug administration for schistosomiasis control and measuring coverage in an operational research setting. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;103(Suppl 1):105-113. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0789

Brattig N.W, Bergquist R, Qian M.B, Zhou X.N, Utzinger J. Helminthiases in the People's Republic of China: status and prospects. Acta Trop. 2020(in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2020.105670

Brummaier T, Kabeer B.S.A, Chaussabel D, Utzinger J, McGready R, Paris D.H. Blood gene transcript signature profiling in pregnancies resulting in preterm birth: A systematic review. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol X. 2020;8:100118. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurox.2020.100118

Campbell C.H et al. SCORE operational research on moving toward interruption of Schistosomiasis transmission. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;103(Suppl. 1):58-65. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0825

Colley D.G et al. Contributions of the Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE) to Schistosomiasis control and elimination: key findings and messages for future goals, thresholds, and operational research. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;103(Suppl. 1):125-134. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0787

De Geest S et al. Powering Swiss health care for the future: implementation science to bridge "the valley of death". Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20323. DOI: 10.4414/smw.2020.20323

Dietler D et al. Inclusion of health in impact assessment: a review of current practice in sub-Saharan Africa. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(11):4155. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17114155

Ehrenberg J.P, Zhou X.N, Fontes G, Rocha E.M.M, Tanner M, Utzinger J. Strategies supporting the prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Infect Dis Poverty. 2020;9:86. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-020-00701-7