Professor of Epidemiology and Household Economics, University of Basel, Switzerland
Günther Fink is the Eckenstein-Geigy Professor of Epidemiology and Household Economics at the University of Basel, as well as the Head of the Household Economics and Health System Research Unit at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. He holds an MSc in International Economic Sciences and a PhD in economics. Prior to joining the Swiss TPH, he researched and taught for 11 years at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His work focuses on developing and evaluating new and innovative approaches to improving health and development in low resource settings, and on measuring the long-term economic benefits of health improvements, particularly during the early childhood period. He is principal investigator of ongoing cohort studies in Brazil, Laos, Peru, Tanzania and Zambia, and collaborating with on a range of global partners on intervention trials in Brazil, Congo DRC, Cote d’Ivoire, Pakistan, South Africa and Zambia.