Community & Health

Our goal is to identify risk and protective factors for health and disease in community settings (discovery science), to test which interventions improve health in the community (evaluation science), and to assess ways to implement these findings into real-world programs and policy (implementation science).

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A multicenter, observational cohort to study the characteristics of individuals asking for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the incidence of HIV and STIs: «The Swiss PrEPared Study»

Benjamin Hampel

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The SwissPrEPared Study aims to identify the characteristics of individuals asking for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and monitor the incidence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

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Body height and mortality

Sabine Rohrmann /
David Fäh

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This study examines the associations between body height and mortality for cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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Cancer incidence in the
Cantons of Zurich & Zug (Cancer Registries)

Sabine Rohrmann

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This project registers patients with newly detected cancer in the cantons of Zurich and Zug in order to compute incidence rates of cancer.

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CoVICIS: EU-Africa Concerted Action on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Variant and Immunological Surveillance
Milo Puhan

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We seek an in-depth understanding of the risk and protective factors to SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as the evolution of the virus in different risk, gender and age groups.

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COVID-19 Illness Tracking in Tested Persons (ITITp)

Patricia Schlagenhauf

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Using an App, we will collect data on Swiss army recruits who test for SARS-CoV-2 and compare positives and negatives with regard to symptoms, quality of life and (re)infection rates.

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COVID-19 Social Monitor

André Moser  / Marc Höglinger

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The COVID-19 Social Monitor is a population-based online survey which informs the public and health authorities in a timely manner about relevant aspects of social and health behaviour during the COVID-19 emergency, and beyond.

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Development of a semi-quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire optimized for dietary assessment of adults in Switzerland (StudyCH)

Sabine Rohrmann

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In this project, we develop an online questionnaire to assess people's diet.

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Epidemiology of in situ breast cancer and subsequent risk of invasive breast cancer in the Canton of Zurich – Results from a 35-year observation period

Sabine Rohrmann

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Determine the incidence of in-situ breast cancer in the canton of Zurich and these women's future risk of being diagnosed with an invasive cancer.

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ESTxENDS: Efficacy, safety and toxicology of electronic nicotine delivery system as an aid for smoking cessation

Anja Frei

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This multicenter, randomized controlled trial aims to test the efficacy, safety and toxicology of electronic nicotine delivery systems as an aid for smoking cessation at five study sites in Switzerland

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Establishing a Swiss National Lung Cancer Screening Program

Milo Puhan

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This project aims to assess the feasibility and funding of a Swiss national lung cancer screening program and also to define a detailed lung cancer screening program with standard operating procedures as well as a quality assurance program.

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Estimation of the public health impact of meat consumption in Switzerland
Sabine Rohrmann /
David Fäh

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We use data from MenuCH in order to estimate the frequency and determinants of consumption of animal products and its impact on health.

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Health Technology Assessments for the Swiss Medical Board (Dementia, Bariatric Surgery)

Matthias Schwengklenks

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We perform Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) for the Swiss Medical Board, in cooperation with units at the Universities of Basel and Geneva.

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Mobile apps to use against the coronavirus pandemic

Viktor von Wyl

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What are the benefits of new apps in the context of the Corona pandemic? We develop the methodological basis for their classification and evaluation.

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Modifiable risk and protective factors of cancer - a population based approach in Switzerland

Sabine Rohrmann

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We determine risk factors as well as protective factors of cancer mortality in Switzerland.

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Peri-Operative Outcome Research

Milo Puhan

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New ways to measure outcomes after or during surgery.

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Real Risks of the Online World: Association of Online Dating Addiction with Mental and Sexual Health Outcomes in Sexual Minorities

Jan Fehr / Benjamin Hampel

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The aim of this study is to examine the association between online dating addiction and mental health risks at the Checkpoint Zurich.

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Recommendations for sustainable and healthy diets

Sabine Rohrmann

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How can we achieve a healthy and sustainable diet? The interdisciplinary project is looking for answers to these questions based on different scenarios of how eating habits among the Swiss population could develop until 2050.

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Salutogenesis in the Corona Crisis

Georg Bauer

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Transnational study of individual and national coping resources and their relationships with mental health and anxiety during the Corona crisis.

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SELFIS project: Implementation evaluation of the LWWCOPD program

Milo Puhan

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With the SELFIS study we evaluate the implementation of the “Living well with COPD“ self-management program by Cantonal Lung Associations in their already existing offers of preventive and therapeutic services.

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Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and development of immunity in a public school population – a population-based observational study to inform policy making (CIAO CORONA)

Susi Kriemler

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With this study we want to investigate the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and immunity in the schools and amongst children and teachers in the canton of Zurich.

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Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and development of immunity in the Swiss population – Population-based observational studies to inform policy making (CORONA IMMUNITAS)

Anja Frei

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With this study we want to investigate the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and immunity in the canton of Zurich.

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Species Identification of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria in the Ugandan Population

Sabine Haller

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To date, not much is known about non-tuberculous mycobacteria; with this project we aim to learn more about this complex group of organisms.

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SwissDEM

Anja Frei / Milo Puhan

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The SwissDEM study aims to assess the health condition of elderly people (≥65 years) to ascertain how many people in Switzerland are affected by dementia and how the Corona pandemic affects mental health in this specific age group.

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Swiss National Vaccination Coverage Survey: Vaccination status of children and adolescents in Switzerland

Phung Lang

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We conduct a survey of vaccination coverage of children and adolescents in all 26 cantons within a 3-year cycle.

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The ALPHA (AnaLysis of PHarmacokinetics of Amikacin) Study

Sabine Haller

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A prospective, observational pilot study looking at the relationship between drug values and toxicities in patients receiving the standard treatment for multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

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What does the
Swiss population eat?

Sabine Rohrmann

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Characterization of food consumption, dietary patterns and lifestyle in the Swiss language regions

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Wine in Lausanne, beer in Basel? In-depth evaluations of the consumption of alcoholic beverages in Switzerland based on the menuCH consumption study

Sabine Rohrmann

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We use new Swiss nutritional data to investigate how much alcohol is consumed in Switzerland and what differences there are between consumers and non-consumers of alcoholic beverages.

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Zurich SARS-CoV-2 Cohort: Towards a long-term control of SARS-CoV-2 transmission – Identifying the epidemiological, immunological and viral genetic drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and pathogenesis in a representative population-based cohort

Milo Puhan / Jan Fehr

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The aim of this study is to establish a representative, population-based cohort of individuals infected with the novel Coronavirus in the Canton of Zurich to characterize clinical outcomes and immunological responses and examine transmission patterns among infected people and their close contacts by combining routine contact tracing and viral genetic analyses.

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Zurich SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Cohort (ZVAC): Development of immunity after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination

Milo Puhan

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The aim of this study is to assess the development of vaccine-induced short-, mid- and long-term immunity in individuals receiving any of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines approved in Switzerland at the Corona Center of the UZH.

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