Marloes Eeftens, PhD, MSc

Research interests and activities at Swiss TPH

  • Measuring and modelling the spatial and temporal distribution of environmental pollutants: airborne pollen, air pollutants and electromagnetic radiation
  • Investigating effects of environmental exposures on human respiratory, cardiovascular and cognitive health
  • Programming, statistics and data visualization
  • Use of new epidemiological data collection tools: personal measurement devices, IoT sensors, wearables, mobile phone apps

 

Professional experiences

  • 08/2020-present: Assistant Professor, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 12/2019-present: Scientific Project Leader, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
  • 01/2019-11/2019: Senior Scientific Collaborator, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
  • 03/2013-12/2018: Postdoctoral Scientific Collaborator, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
  • 09/2008-02-2013: PhD student, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

 

Education

  • PhD in Toxicology and Environmental Health, Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (PhD thesis: https://issuu.com/gildeprintdrukkerijen/docs/proefschrift_eeftens)
  • MSc in Toxicology and Environmental Health, Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • BSc in Environmental Sciences: quality of water soil and air, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Propedeuse (1st year degree) in Chemistry, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

Committees and memberships

  • 05/2020-present: Member of Swiss Young Academy (https://swissyoungacademy.ch/)
  • 05/2020-present: Faculty member of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+)

Eeftens M, Odabasi D, Flückiger B, Davey M, Ineichen A, Feigenwinter C, Tsai M.Y. Modelling the vertical gradient of nitrogen dioxide in an urban area. Sci Total Environ. 2019;650(Pt 1):452-458. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.039

Eeftens M, Struchen B, Birks L.E, Cardis E, Estarlich M, Fernandez M.F, Gajsek P, Gallastegi M, Huss A, Kheifets L, Meder I.K, Olsen J, Torrent M, Trcek T, Valic B, Vermeulen R, Vrijheid M, van Wel L, Guxens M, Röösli M. Personal exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields in Europe: is there a generation gap?. Environ Int. 2018;121(Pt 1):216-226. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.002

Eeftens M, Struchen B, Roser K, Zahner M, Fröhlich J, Röösli M. Dealing with crosstalk in electromagnetic field measurements of portable devices. Bioelectromagnetics. 2018;39(7):529-538. DOI: 10.1002/bem.22142

Eeftens M, Meier R, Schindler C, Aguilera I, Phuleria H, Ineichen A, Davey M, Ducret-Stich R, Keidel D, Probst-Hensch N, Künzli N, Tsai M.Y. Development of land use regression models for nitrogen dioxide, ultrafine particles, lung deposited surface area, and four other markers of particulate matter pollution in the Swiss SAPALDIA regions. Environ Health. 2016;15:53. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-016-0137-9

Eeftens M, Phuleria H, Meier R, Aguilera I, Corradi E, Davey M, Ducret-Stich R, Fierz M, Gehrig R, Ineichen A, Keidel D, Probst-Hensch N, Ragettli M, Schindler C, Künzli N, Tsai M.Y. Spatial and temporal variability of ultrafine particles, NO2, PM2.5, PM2.5 absorbance, PM10 and PMcoarse in Swiss study areas. Atmos Environ. 2015;111:60-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.03.031

Eeftens M, Hoek G, Gruzieva O, Molter A, Agius R, Beelen R, Brunekreef B, Custovic A, Cyrys J, Fuertes E, Heinrich J, Hoffmann B, de Hoogh K, Jedynska A, Keuken M, Klumper C, Kooter I, Kramer U, Korek M, Koppelman G.H, Kuhlbusch T.A, Simpson A, Smit H.A, Tsai M.Y, Wang M, Wolf K, Pershagen G, Gehring U. Elemental composition of particulate matter and the association with lung function. Epidemiology. 2014;25(5):648-657. DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000136