Professor Nino Künzli, MD, PhD, MPH

Function(s)
Deputy Director, Head of Department
Dean of Study SSPH+

Department
Education and Training

Nhung N.T.T et al. Exposure to air pollution and risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular diseases amongst Vietnamese adults: case-crossover study. Sci Total Environ. 2020;703:134637. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134637

Amini H et al. Short-term associations between daily mortality and ambient particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and the air quality index in a Middle Eastern megacity. Environ Pollut. 2019;254(Pt B):113121. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113121

Barben J, Künzli N. Tabakprävention angesichts neuer Trends. Swiss Med Forum. 2019;19(3334):531-536. DOI: 10.4414/smf.2019.08361

Barben J, Künzli N. Prévention du tabagisme: nouvelles tendances et défis. Swiss Med Forum. 2019;19(3334):531-536. DOI: 10.4414/fms.2019.08361

Bayat R et al. Health impact and related cost of ambient air pollution in Tehran. Environ Res. 2019;176:108547. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108547

Boudier A et al. Data-driven adult asthma phenotypes based on clinical characteristics are associated with asthma outcomes twenty years later. Allergy. 2019;74(5):953-963. DOI: 10.1111/all.13697

Erismann S et al. Addressing fragility through community-based health programmes: insights from two qualitative case study evaluations in South Sudan and Haiti. Health Res Policy Syst. 2019;17:20. DOI: 10.1186/s12961-019-0420-7

Fladt J et al. Reasons for prehospital delay in acute ischemic stroke. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019;8(20):e013101. DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.119.013101

Havet A et al. Does the oxidative stress play a role in the associations between outdoor air pollution and persistent asthma in adults? Findings from the EGEA study. Environ Health. 2019;18:90. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-019-0532-0

Keidel D et al. The role of socioeconomic status in the association of lung function and air pollution-a pooled analysis of three adult ESCAPE cohorts. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(11):1901. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16111901

Professional activities at Swiss TPH

  • Deputy Director; Head of Department
  • Lead of Department of Education and Training (ET) and member of Directory Board as Deputy Director of Swiss TPH
  • Leading and coordinating public health teaching in the University medical school as Full Professor of Public Health of the Medical Faculty, University of Basel
  • Research: as project leader in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Chronic Disease Unit: Initiating and conducting research in environmental epidemiology in national and international collaborations with a particular focus on exposure to and effects of ambient air pollution and related health impact assessment
  • Serves on National and International advisory boards, in particular in the domain of air pollution and health. President of the Swiss Federal Commission of Air Hygiene
  • Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Public Health (owned by the Swiss School of Public Health, published by Springer New York)

 

Activity for SSPH+

Since 2015, Künzli is also the Dean of the Swiss School of Public Health (50%). SSPH+ is a foundation of the eight Universities Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Luzern, Neuchatel, USI Lugano, Zürich. SSPH+ unifies the inter-university and stronlgy interdisciplinary public health professors to build the critical mass of an inter-university national faculty of Public Health. University of Basel is the largest partner of SSPH+, contributing >40% of the public health orientierted professors. In Basel, Swiss TPH is the prime host of these positions (>30% of the SSPH+ faculty). The employment as Dean of SSPH+ is currently fully administered through Swiss TPH. The Dean's office is in Zürich.

The Lancet features SSPH+

Higher education and qualifications

  • 1983 Medical Exam University of Basel
  • 1986 MD University of Basel
  • 1992 MPH (Master in Public Health) University of California Berkeley, USA
  • 1996 PhD in Epidemiology, University of California Berkeley, USA
  • 2000 Venia docendi (Habilitation - PD / Assisstant professor) University of Basel Medical Faculty

 

Past professional activities

  • Since 2010 Deputy Director Swiss TPH; 2010-2015: Head of Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Since May 2009 Full Professor / Chair of Social and Preventive Medicine / Public Health University of Basel Medical Faculty (director of former Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine Basel)
  • 2006-2009 ICREA Research Professor at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, CREAL; head of air pollution research group   
  • 2002-2005 Associate Professor with tenure University of Southern California Los Angeles, Division of Environmental Health at the Department of Preventive Medicine
  • 1996-2002 PROSPER Senior Researcher fellowship of Swiss National Science Foundation at Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine University Basel
  • 1996  Research advisor Swiss Lung Association
  • 1995-1996 PhD Fellowship of SwissLung (1 year, 20%)
  • 1992-1995 SNF PROPSER Fellowship for MPH and PhD, University of California Berkeley, USA
  • 1989-1992 Research assistant in air pollution epidemiology, coordinator of Swiss Study on Air Pollution and Lung Diseases in Adults SAPALDIA
  • Since 1998: Steering Committee member, Work package leader, principal and/or co-investigator of large cohort, exposure assessment or health impact studies in the field of air pollution and health (SAPALDIA; European ECRHS; European ESCAPE and TRANSPHORM; Spanish REGICOR-AIR; USC Children’s Health Study and TROY; EXPOLIS; APHEKOM and others)