A former senior health advisor at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Daniel leads a research group on Household Health Systems with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). He directs and teaches courses in epidemiological methods, tropical epidemiology, public and international health. He is an associated researcher at the Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru, associate professor at the University of KwaZulu Natal and designated research Chair of Global Environmental Health, and he is an external examiner at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Daniel has an interest in understanding environmental household health and livelihood impacts in the broader socio-ecological context. His research deals with environmental, health and social impact assessment and he conducts health systems research focusing on environmental health, WASH and integrated approaches to improve household and environmental health.
He is an advisor to WHO Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) and contributes to WHO expert groups on on WHO estimate of the burden of water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases (2013-present), on Children’s Environment and Healthy action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE) and Review of Air Pollution Quality Guidelines . Daniel Mäusezahl has published over 30 research and policy articles in peer-reviewed literature.
Based on his training in epidemiology, experience in behavioural and cultural research on illness behaviour, health care utilisation and health development, he develops integrated environmental household health interventions and control strategies, health system research and health development policy. Daniel and his research group has conducted drinking water and sanitation and environmental research and impact evaluation studies in many Sub-Saharan African countries, in Latin America (Bolivia, Peru), Asia (Bangladesh) China and Europe. A key research interest is to develop impact indicators from water and sanitation and environmental interventions that go beyond proximal health endpoints to more distal social and livelihood household impacts describing drivers socio-economic change.