Prof. Claudio Valsangiacomo

Prof. Claudio Valsangiacomo

Professor at SUPSI, lead of the Centre for Development and Cooperation and Faculty Member of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+)

Claudio Valsangiacomo is a biologist holding a PhD from ETHZ. He is Professor at SUPSI, leading since 2007 the Centre for Development and Cooperation and Faculty Member of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). He did research in life sciences and underwent further specialization in clinical and food/water microbiology in public health laboratories in Switzerland (1993-2007). He has been involved as public health and water expert in development and humanitarian projects since 2001, with international consultancies/assignments on behalf various international organizations (WHO, UNICEF, USDA) and of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). He represents SDC in the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (lead WHO&UNICEF) and is responsible of the Swissuniversities Consortium for Education and Research in WaterSanitation&Hygiene. Beside teaching public health aspects related to development and cooperation at SUPSI, he lectures on the same topic at NADEL-ETH, EPFL, UNI-NE.