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.

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. Burden of soil-transmitted helminth infection in pregnant refugees and migrants on the Thailand-Myanmar border: results from a retrospective cohort. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15(3):e0009219. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009219

Cossa H et al. Health studies in the context of artisanal and small-scale mining: a scoping review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(4):1555. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18041555

Diakité N.R et al. Baseline and impact of first-year intervention on Schistosoma haematobium infection in seasonal transmission foci in the northern and central parts of Côte d’Ivoire. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021;6:7. DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed6010007

Ehrenberg J.P et al. Efforts to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: potential entry points for neglected tropical diseases. Infect Dis Poverty. 2021;10(1):2. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-020-00790-4

Klohe K et al. A systematic literature review of schistosomiasis in urban and peri-urban settings. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15(2):e0008995. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008995

Millogo O, Doamba J.E.O, Utzinger J, Vounatsou P. Constructing a malaria-related health service readiness index and assessing its association with child malaria mortality: an analysis of the Burkina Faso 2014 SARA data. BMC Public Health. 2021;21:20. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-020-09994-7

Nqweniso S et al. Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and clustered cardiovascular risk in South African primary schoolchildren from disadvantaged communities: a cross-sectional study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18:2080. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18042080

Ouattara M et al. Effectiveness of school-based preventive chemotherapy strategies for sustaining the control of schistosomiasis in Côte d’Ivoire: results of a 5-year cluster randomized trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15(1):e0008845. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008845

Papajová I, Bystrianska J, Giboda M, Becker S.L, Utzinger J, Marti H. Intestinal parasites in segregated minority communities of Slovakia: results from a cross-sectional survey in children. Acta Trop. 2021;214:105783. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2020.105783