Nicole Probst-Hensch, Professor, PhD (Pharmacy and Epidemiology), MPH

Nicole Probst-Hensch is Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Unit at Swiss TPH. She is also Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Basel Medical School (Switzerland). Probst-Hensch has been trained in both Pharmaceutical Sciences (ETH Z├╝rich) and Epidemiology (UCLA Los Angeles) and holds doctorates in both fields. She has broad research experience covering several chronic diseases including cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and covering multiple domains related to NCD risks (genetic and molecular epidemiology; environmental epidemiology; nutrition and physical activity; dual disease burden NCDs-Infectious diseases). In her research she applies biomarkers in the context of Exposome and Mendelian Randomisation approaches to improve mechanistic and causal understanding modifiable disease risks. Her research group has broad expertise in developing, implementing and scientifically exploiting longitudinal cohorts and biobanks, both nationally and internationally

Accordini S et al. Incidence trends of airflow obstruction among European adults without asthma: a 20-year cohort study. Sci Rep. 2020;10:3452. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-60478-5

Aebi N.J, Bringolf-Isler B, Schaffner E, Caviezel S, Imboden M, Probst-Hensch N. Patterns of cross-sectional and predictive physical activity in Swiss adults aged 52+: results from the SAPALDIA cohort. Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20266. DOI: 10.4414/smw.2020.20266

Amaral A.F.S et al. Role of DNA methylation in the association of lung function with body mass index: a two-step epigenetic Mendelian randomisation study. BMC Pulm Med. 2020;20:171. DOI: 10.1186/s12890-020-01212-9

Carsin A.E et al. Regular physical activity levels and incidence of restrictive spirometry pattern: a longitudinal analysis of two population-based cohorts. Am J Epidemiol. 2020;89(12):1521-1528. DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwaa087

Castro A et al. Comparing the lung cancer burden of ambient particulate matter using scenarios of air quality standards versus acceptable risk levels. Int J Public Health. 2020;65(2):139-148. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-019-01324-y

Cerletti P et al. The independent association of source-specific transportation noise exposure, noise annoyance and noise sensitivity with health-related quality of life. Environ Int. 2020;143:105960. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105960

Cerletti P, Keidel D, Imboden M, Schindler C, Probst-Hensch N. The modifying role of physical activity in the cross-sectional and longitudinal association of health-related quality of life with physiological functioning-based latent classes and metabolic syndrome. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2020;18:345. DOI: 10.1186/s12955-020-01557-z

Demetz E et al. The haemochromatosis gene Hfe and Kupffer cells control LDL cholesterol homeostasis and impact on atherosclerosis development. Eur Heart J. 2020;41(40):3949-3959. DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa140

Eze I.C et al. Incidence of depression in relation to transportation noise exposure and noise annoyance in the SAPALDIA study. Environ Int. 2020;144:106014. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.106014

Eze I.C et al. Genome-wide DNA methylation in peripheral blood and long-term exposure to source-specific transportation noise and air pollution: the SAPALDIA study. Environ Health Perspect. 2020;128(6):67003. DOI: 10.1289/EHP6174