Dr. Jürg Utzinger

Professor and Director, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (STHAC Chair)

Dr. Jürg Utzinger is the Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), an associated institute of the University of Basel and Professor of Epidemiology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Basel. He was trained in environmental sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, holds a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Basel, and pursued four years of postdoctoral research in demography and epidemiology at Princeton University in the U.S. Before his appointment as Director of Swiss TPH, Dr. Utzinger headed the Ecosystem Health Sciences Unit at Swiss TPH. His research, teaching, and training interests pertain to epidemiology, diagnosis, and integrated control of neglected tropical disease and malaria and health impact assessment of large footprint projects in low- and middle-income countries. He is engaged in transnational global health projects in Africa and Asia.