Patricia Schlagenhauf is a Scientist and Professor at the University of Zürich, WHO Collaborating Centre for Travel Medicine, Switzerland and is active in research, teaching and travel clinic duties. She is the Zürich GeoSentinel Site Director since 2004 and EuroTravNet Coordinator since 2009 and serves the WHO as temporary advisor on malaria issues.
Research focus areas: travellers’ malaria, epidemiology of travel associated disease, travellers’ vaccines, gender issues in travel medicine.
Publications include more than 110 papers on travel medicine and the books “Travelers’ Malaria” (BC Decker 2001, 2nd edition 2008) and “Infectious Diseases – a Geographic Guide” (Wiley 2011) and the handbook “PDQ handbook of Travelers’ Malaria” (BC Decker 2005).
She is the founder of the ISTM Research Committee, a group aiming to increase research in travel medicine. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease.