Dr Peter Steinmann
Dr Peter Steinmann is a trained epidemiologist and public health specialist, and holds a habilitation (associate professorship) at the University of Basel. His research interests include epidemiology and sustainable control of intestinal helminth and schistosome infections; impact of intestinal parasite infections on child health, nutrition and well-being; transmission of Mycobacterium leprae and post-exposure prophylaxis for contact; elimination and eradication of NTDs. He has a track record of work related to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and public health in over two dozen countries over the last 15 years, including 4 years in P.R. China. He is currently deputy head of unit. His technical expertise includes NTD research and control program implementation in P.R. China, Central and South-East Asia, Africa and Brazil, public health, WASH, health systems, data quality and surveillance, and epidemiological surveys.
Dr Steinmann has published >145 articles in the peer-reviewed literature, supervised 4 MSc students as first- or co-supervisor and is currently supervising 4 PhD students as first- or co-supervisor. He regularly lectures at University of Basel since 2015. His work has contributed to the approval of a new drug formulation for soil-transmitted helminth control and a change in WHO guidelines for leprosy control.