Esther Schelling, Dr. med. vet., PhD, senior researcher with over 13 experience in international animal health, health of mobile people and zoonoses research. Her main research interests at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute include service provision and infectious diseases in mobile populations in Africa and Asia as well as transmission patterns of zoonoses and cost-effective control options for zoonoses in resource poor countries while applying the “One Health” concept. She received the Transdisciplinarity Award 2004 of the Swiss Academy of Science and the Geigy Award 2010 and is since recently leader of the research group 'Mobile populations and Health'.
I have 75 peer-reviewed articles and I am co-author in 11 book chapters. The co-authors in the articles are from many disciplines including epidemiology, public health, veterinary medicine, geography, sociology, anthropology, biology and micro-biology. Most publications are one epidemiology at the interface between human and animal health, but also health of mobile pastoralists and first publications on health of migrants in Vietnam are now in press.