Martin Röösli, Head of the Environmental Exposures and Health Unit at Swiss TPH, has been appointed Full Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Basel, effective 1 February 2024.
Martin Röösli is the Head of the Environmental Exposures and Health Unit at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Swiss TPH, an associated institute of the University of Basel. His research focuses on a broad range of public health relevant national and global environmental health issues, including transportation noise, electromagnetic fields, ionising radiation, air pollution, pesticides and climate change.
He is also co-chair of the Joint South African and Swiss Chair in Global Environmental Health and serves as advisor to a number of national and international public advisory and research steering groups concerning the potential health effects of environmental risk factors.
“My wholehearted congratulations to Martin for this promotion! Martin pursues cutting-edge research, is deeply engaged in teaching and training, and has a unique skill set in translating and communicating complex issues to lay audiences,” said Jürg Utzinger, Director of Swiss TPH. “Martin’s promotion reinforces our leading position in research in the area of public, environmental and occupational health, as well as in global health. Topics pursued by Martin and his team have become ever more important in the face of climate change affecting the health and well-being of people locally, nationally and internationally.”
Röösli received an M.Sc. in Environmental Science in from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Basel. He joined the University of Basel and Swiss TPH as an Assistant Professor of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) in 2009.