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

Darkhawaja R et al. Cross-sectional but not prospective association of accelerometry-derived physical activity with quality of life in children and adolescents. Int J Public Health. 2024;69:1606737. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2024.1606737

Ekou F.K et al. Randomised controlled trial on the effect of social support on disease control, mental health and health-related quality of life in people with diabetes from Côte d'Ivoire: the SoDDiCo study protocol. BMJ Open. 2024;14(1):e069934. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-069934

Homsana A et al. Steatotic liver disease among lean and non-lean individuals in Southern Lao PDR: a cross-sectional study of risk factors. Ann Med. 2024;56(1):2329133. DOI: 10.1080/07853890.2024.2329133

Long K.Z et al. Randomized trial to improve children's body composition and micronutrient status among South African Children. Am J Prev Med. 2024(in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2024.01.017

Pan H et al. Gas cooking indoors and respiratory symptoms in the ECRHS cohort. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2024;256:114310. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2023.114310

Probst-Hensch N et al. Long-term trajectories of densely reported depressive symptoms during an extended period of the COVID-19 pandemic in Switzerland: social worries matter. Compr Psychiatry. 2024;130:152457. DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2024.152457

Zhai J et al. Circulating biomarkers of airflow limitation across the life span. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2024(in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2023.12.026

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;49(4):700-712. DOI: 10.1136/medhum-2022-012570