Prof. Dr. Manuel Hetzel

Manuel Hetzel is an infectious disease epidemiologist, head of the Intervention Effectiveness and Impact Research Group at Swiss TPH, and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Basel. His main areas of expertise comprise large-scale epidemiological field studies, multi-disciplinary operational research, and impact evaluations, with a geographical focus on sub-Saharan Africa and the South Pacific. His current work focuses on investigating and improving the effectiveness of malaria control interventions deployed at scale in different health systems contexts, including vector control or treatment interventions and targeted surveillance-response strategies. Working in close partnership with local institutions the aim of all activities is to jointly develop solutions suitable for large-scale routine implementation in affected countries. Manuel Hetzel has been supporting national malaria control programmes and acted as adviser and consultant to government departments, the World Health Organization, and donor agencies.



2016: Habilitation in Epidemiology; University of Basel, Switzerland
2007: PhD in Epidemiology; University of Basel, Switzerland
2003: MSc in Biology, Medical Parasitology, Epidemiology; University of Basel, Switzerland



Since 2022: Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of Basel

Since 2018: Research Group Leader; Swiss TPH
2016-2018: Visiting Academic & Honorary Senior Lecturer; University of Cape Town, South Africa
2014-2018: Scientific Project Leader; Swiss TPH
2012-2013: Senior Scientific Collaborator; Swiss TPH
2011-2012: Head of Unit; Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
2010-2012: Postdoctoral Research Fellow; University of Queensland School of Population Health, Australia
2008-2011: Senior Research Fellow; Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
2007-2008: Scientific Collaborator; Swiss TPH
2004-2007: Scientific Assistant; Swiss TPH, based at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania


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