Nicole Probst-Hensch, Professor, PhD (Pharmacy and Epidemiology), MPH

Nicole Probst-Hensch is Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Unit at Swiss TPH. She is also Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Basel Medical School (Switzerland). Probst-Hensch has been trained in both Pharmaceutical Sciences (ETH Zürich) and Epidemiology (UCLA Los Angeles) and holds doctorates in both fields. She has broad research experience covering several chronic diseases including cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and covering multiple domains related to NCD risks (genetic and molecular epidemiology; environmental epidemiology; nutrition and physical activity; dual disease burden NCDs-Infectious diseases). In her research she applies biomarkers in the context of Exposome and Mendelian Randomisation approaches to improve mechanistic and causal understanding modifiable disease risks. Her research group has broad expertise in developing, implementing and scientifically exploiting longitudinal cohorts and biobanks, both nationally and internationally

Adebayo-Ojo T.C, Wichmann J, Arowosegbe O.O, Probst-Hensch N, Schindler C, Künzli N. A new global air quality health index based on the WHO air quality guideline values with application in Cape Town. Int J Public Health. 2023;68:1606349. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2023.1606349

Baum E et al. "I could not bear it": perceptions of chronic pain among Somali pastoralists in Ethiopia. A qualitative study. PLoS One. 2023;18(11):e0293137. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0293137

Baum E et al. "It is difficult for us to treat their pain". Health professionals' perceptions of Somali pastoralists in the context of pain management: a conceptual model. Med Humanit. 2023(in press). DOI: 10.1136/medhum-2022-012570

Budu-Aggrey A et al. European and multi-ancestry genome-wide association meta-analysis of atopic dermatitis highlights importance of systemic immune regulation. Nat Commun. 2023;14:6172. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-41180-2

Bytyçi-Katanolli A et al. Effectiveness of behavioural change interventions on physical activity, diet and body mass index of public primary healthcare users in Kosovo: the KOSCO cohort. BMJ Open. 2023;13(10):e071100. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-071100

Carsin A.E et al. Spirometric patterns in young and middle-aged adults: a 20-year European study. Thorax. 2023(in press). DOI: 10.1136/thorax-2022-219696

Daniore P et al. Interplay of digital proximity app use and SARS-CoV-2 vaccine uptake in Switzerland: analysis of two population-based cohort studies. Int J Public Health. 2023;68:1605812. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2023.1605812

Govarts E et al. Harmonized human biomonitoring in European children, teenagers and adults: EU-wide exposure data of 11 chemical substance groups from the HBM4EU Aligned Studies (2014-2021). Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2023;249:114119. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2023.114119

Guyatt A et al. Mendelian randomisation of eosinophils and other cell types in relation to lung function and disease. Thorax. 2023;78(5):496-503. DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2021-217993

Harju E et al. Changes in healthcare utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic and potential causes : a cohort study from Switzerland. Int J Public Health. 2023;68:1606010. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2023.1606010