Niklaus Labhardt

Prof. Dr. med.  
Niklaus Labhardt

Division Head Division of Clinical Epidemiology, 
Unit Head International
Clinical and Health Services Research

University Hospital Basel 

Phone +41 61 328 38 21



Research Focus

Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health & Health Systems

Area of Research

Niklaus Labhardt is a physician certified in Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, and Internal Medicine. He holds a Master in International Health from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and obtained an assistant professorship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Since 2022 he has been a full professor at the University of Basel and head of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology of the University and University Hospital Basel. The scope of his research entails epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and interventional studies on HIV, tuberculosis, COVID-19, arterial hypertension, diabetes, and common mental disorders. His focus is on pragmatic randomized clinical trials in resource-limited settings that aim at impacting health and health care for underserved populations.


National Collaborations

  • Swiss HIV Cohort
  • SolidarMed
  • Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

International Collaborations

  • Malawi Liverpool Welcome Trust
  • Ministry of Health of Lesotho
  • Baylor College of Medicine Lesotho
  • Ifakara Health Institute Tanzania
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Maryland

Research Team

Dr. Jennifer Belus

Group Lead, Global Mental Health

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Dr. Jennifer Brown

Group Lead, Clinical Research Global Health

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Dr. Lisa Brockhaus

Group Lead, Vulnerable Populations in Switzerland


Joana Pina Bastos

MD thesis