Prof. Dr. Peter Odermatt
Peter Odermatt, Prof. PhD, is a group leader in the Ecosystem Health Sciences Unit at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Swiss TPH. He holds an MSc in Medical Parasitology, a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Basel, and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA. After 3 years of postdoctoral research in Burkina Faso and Mauritania, Odermatt worked for several years in helminthiasis control programmes in Cambodia and co-directed for 6 years a post-graduate training centre on tropical health in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. At Swiss TPH his research, teaching and training pertain to the epidemiology, control and health impact of helminth infections, including schistosomiasis, food-borne trematodiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis.