Dr. Kaspar Staub

Dr. Kaspar Staub

Leader at the research group "Anthropometry and Historical Epidemiology" at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich

Kaspar Staub is a quantitative historian and epidemiologist. He leads the research group "Anthropometry and Historical Epidemiology" at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich. He is also a faculty member of the Swiss School of Public Health and a Research Associate at the Institute of History at the University of Bern. In his research, Kaspar Staub always combines modern and historical data on current health problems in order to learn from the past for the present and the future. Besides anthropometry, historical epidemiology and thus the analysis of historical and modern morbidity and mortality data has been a research focus for the past six years. Since then, he has been researching historical pandemics in Switzerland, and this research has become very topical in the past year.