Danielle Vienneau, PD, PhD

Professional activities at Swiss TPH

  • Environmental epidemiology and health risk assessment
  • Investigating health effects of environmental exposures including radon, UV, greenspaces, ambient light, air pollution and transportation noise
  • Exposure assessment: spatial modelling of environmental pollution and human interactions


Higher education and qualifications

  • 2020: Habilitation in Epidemiology (equivalent to Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer), University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2006: PhD, Imperial College London, UK
  • 1999: Adv. Diploma GIS, Centre of Geographic Sciences, Lawrencetown, NS, Canada
  • 1997: MES (Master of Environmental Studies), School for Resource & Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • 1995: BSc (Agr.) in Environmental Biology, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, NS, Canada


Past professional activities

  • 2020-current: Scientific Project Leader (Geospatial Environmental Epidemiology), Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • 2016-2020: Senior Scientific Collaborator (Geospatial Environmental Epidemiology), Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • 2012-2016: Scientific Collaborator, Swiss TPH, University of Basel
  • 2012-2015: Honorary Research Associate, MRC-HPA Centre for Environment & Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2006-2012: Research Associate, MRC-HPA Centre for Environment & Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2002-2006: Research Assistant/PhD Student, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2000-2002: Environmental Scientist, Dillon Consulting Limited, Halifax, NS, Canada

Klompmaker J.O, Janssen N, Andersen Z.J, Atkinson R, Bauwelinck M, Chen J, de Hoogh K, Houthuijs D, Katsouyanni K, Marra M, Oftedal B, Rodopoulou S, Samoli E, Stafoggia M, Strak M, Swart W, Wesseling J, Vienneau D, Brunekeef B, Hoek G. Comparison of associations between mortality and air pollution exposure estimated with a hybrid, a land-use regression and a dispersion model. Environ Int. 2021;146:106306. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.106306

Vienneau D, Boz S, Forlin L, Flückiger B, de Hoogh K, Berlin C, Bochud M, Bulliard J.L, Zwahlen M, Röösli M. Residential radon - comparative analysis of exposure models in Switzerland. Environ Pollut. 2021;271:116356. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116356

Saucy A, Schäffer B, Tangermann L, Vienneau D, Wunderli J.M, Röösli M. Does night-time aircraft noise trigger mortality? A case-crossover study on 24 886 cardiovascular deaths. Eur Heart J. 2020(in press). DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa957

Wohlgemuth L, McLagan D, Flückiger B, Vienneau D, Osterwalder S. Concurrently measured concentrations of atmospheric mercury in indoor (household) and outdoor air of Basel, Switzerland. Environ Sci Technol Lett. 2020;7(4):234-239. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00110

Héritier H, Vienneau D, Foraster M, Eze I.C, Schaffner E, de Hoogh K, Thiesse L, Rudzik F, Habermacher M, Köpfli M, Pieren R, Brink M, Cajochen C, Wunderli J.M, Probst-Hensch N, Röösli M. A systematic analysis of mutual effects of transportation noise and air pollution exposure on myocardial infarction mortality: a nationwide cohort study in Switzerland. Eur Heart J. 2019;40(7):598-603. DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy650

Vienneau D, Héritier H, Foraster M, Eze I.C, Schaffner E, Thiesse L, Rudzik F, Habermacher M, Köpfli M, Pieren R, Brink M, Cajochen C, Wunderli J.M, Probst-Hensch N, Röösli M, SNC study Group. Façades, floors and maps – influence of exposure measurement error on the association between transportation noise and myocardial infarction. Environ Int. 2019;123:399-406. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.12.015