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Prof. Dr. Julia Dratva

Prof. Dr. Julia Dratva

Prof. Dr. Julia Dratva
ZHAW School of Health Professions
Forschungsstelle Gesundheitswissenschaften
Technikumstrasse 81
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 63 72
julia.dratva@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Management role

Director of Department, Research unit health sciences

Position at the ZHAW

Researcher and expert in public health

www.zhaw.ch/gesundheit

Expertise and research interests

Public health Research with focus on child and adolescent health from a life-course perspective, cardiovascular health and health monitoring.

Educational background

2015 Habilitation/Venia Docendi received from the Faculty of Medicine,
University of Basel,CH
2014 Hochschuldidaktikum – University didactic teaching certificat,
University of Basel, CH
2006 Medical board certificate (FMH) „Prevention and Public Health“
2005 Master of Public Health
post-graduate part-time studies Universities of Basel, Bern and Zürich,CH
1988 – 1995 Medical faculty, Eberhardt-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany

1991 – 1992 Medical faculty, University of Bordeaux, France (ERASMUS scholarship)

1996 Doctoral thesis in Medicine („magna cum laude“) University of Tübingen,
Germany, “Study on the professional and personal situation of female
doctors in Baden-Württemberg - 1994“ - a representative, cross-sectional
study.


Professional milestones

2016 - Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Dept. Gesundheit, ZHAW

2009 - 2016 Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute,
Scientific Project Leader
2002 – 2009 Institute for social and preventive medicine, University Basel,CH
Scientific Assistent

1996 – 2001 Kreiskrankenhaus Bad-Säckingen, Deutschland,
Assistenzärztin/Resident doctor (Internal medicine)

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications

Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed Conference contributions, peer-reviewed Other publications Oral conference contributions and abstracts Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Peer-reviewed Artikel der letzten 5 Jahre

[1] Spaeth A, Zemp E, Merten S, et al. Baby-Friendly Hospital designation has a sustained impact on continued breastfeeding. Matern Child Nutr 2018;14.
[2] Dratva J, Caviezel S, Schaffner E, et al. Is there a gender-specific association between asthma and carotid intima media thickness in Swiss adolescents? Eur J Pediatr 2018.
[3] Curjuric I, Imboden M, Bettschart R, et al. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency: From the lung to the heart? Atherosclerosis 2018;270:166-172.
[4] Walther D, Curjuric I, Dratva J, et al. Hypertension, diabetes and lifestyle in the long-term - Results from a Swiss population-based cohort. Prev Med 2017;97:56-61.
[5] Svanes C, Koplin J, Skulstad SM, et al. Father's environment before conception and asthma risk in his children: a multi-generation analysis of the Respiratory Health In Northern Europe study. Int J Epidemiol 2017;46:235-245.
[6] Spaeth A, Zemp E, Merten S, et al. Baby-Friendly Hospital designation has a sustained impact on continued breastfeeding. Matern Child Nutr 2017.
[7] Hansen S, Probst-Hensch N, Bettschart R, et al. Early menarche and new onset of asthma: Results from the SAPALDIA cohort study. Maturitas 2017;101:57-63.
[8] Endes S, Schaffner E, Caviezel S, et al. Is physical activity a modifier of the association between air pollution and arterial stiffness in older adults: The SAPALDIA cohort study. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2017;220:1030-1038.
[9] Dratva J, Stronski S, Chiolero A. Towards a national child and adolescent health strategy in Switzerland: strengthening surveillance to improve prevention and care. Int J Public Health 2017.
[10] Dratva J. One Step Further Toward a Targeted Screening Program. Hypertension 2017;69:409-410.
[11] Drata J, Späth A. „Erarbeitung Erhebungsmethoden für Datenlücken der Kinder- und Jugendgesundheit in der Schweiz“. Bern; 2017.
[12] Campbell B, Raherison C, Lodge CJ, et al. The effects of growing up on a farm on adult lung function and allergic phenotypes: an international population-based study. Thorax 2017;72:236-244.
[13] Bertelsen RJ, Rava M, Carsin AE, et al. Clinical markers of asthma and IgE assessed in parents before conception predict asthma and hayfever in the offspring. Clin Exp Allergy 2017;47:627-638.
[14] Walther D, Curjuric I, Dratva J, et al. High blood pressure: prevalence and adherence to guidelines in a population-based cohort. Swiss Med Wkly 2016;146:w14323.
[15] Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Schindler C, Radovanovic D, et al. Benefits of smoking bans on preterm and early-term births: a natural experimental design in Switzerland. Tob Control 2016;25:e135-e141.
[16] Triebner K, Johannessen A, Puggini L, et al. Menopause as a predictor of new-onset asthma: A longitudinal Northern European population study. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2016;137:50-57 e56.
[17] Endes S, Schaffner E, Caviezel S, et al. Physical activity is associated with lower arterial stiffness in older adults: results of the SAPALDIA 3 Cohort Study. Eur J Epidemiol 2016;31:275-285.
[18] Endes S, Schaffner E, Caviezel S, et al. Long-term physical activity is associated with reduced arterial stiffness in older adults: longitudinal results of the SAPALDIA cohort study. Age Ageing 2016;45:110-115.
[19] Endes S, Caviezel S, Schaffner E, et al. Associations of Novel and Traditional Vascular Biomarkers of Arterial Stiffness: Results of the SAPALDIA 3 Cohort Study. PLoS One 2016;11:e0163844.
[20] Dratva J, Zemp E, Dharmage SC, et al. Early Life Origins of Lung Ageing: Early Life Exposures and Lung Function Decline in Adulthood in Two European Cohorts Aged 28-73 Years. PLoS One 2016;11:e0145127.
[21] Dratva J, Bertelsen R, Janson C, et al. Validation of self-reported figural drawing scales against anthropometric measurements in adults. Public Health Nutr 2016;19:1944-1951.
[22] Aguilera I, Dratva J, Caviezel S, et al. Particulate Matter and Subclinical Atherosclerosis: Associations between Different Particle Sizes and Sources with Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in the SAPALDIA Study. Environ Health Perspect 2016;124:1700-1706.
[23] Triebner K, Johannessen A, Puggini L, et al. Menopause as a predictor of new-onset asthma: A longitudinal Northern European population study. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2015.
[24] Svanes O, Skorge TD, Johannessen A, et al. Respiratory Health in Cleaners in Northern Europe: Is Susceptibility Established in Early Life? PLoS One 2015;10:e0131959.
[25] Perez L, Wolf K, Hennig F, et al. Air pollution and atherosclerosis: a cross-sectional analysis of four European cohort studies in the ESCAPE study. Environ Health Perspect 2015;123:597-605.
[26] Lanki T, Hampel R, Tiittanen P, et al. Air Pollution from Road Traffic and Systemic Inflammation in Adults: A Cross-Sectional Analysis in the European ESCAPE Project. Environ Health Perspect 2015;123:785-791.
[27] Hansen S, Probst-Hensch N, Keidel D, et al. Gender differences in adult-onset asthma: results from the Swiss SAPALDIA cohort study. Eur Respir J 2015;46:1011-1020.
[28] Endes S, Caviezel S, Dratva J, et al. Reproducibility of oscillometrically measured arterial stiffness indices: Results of the SAPALDIA 3 cohort study. Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation 2015;75:170-176.
[29] Dratva J KN, Schmidt-Trucksäss A, de Groot E, Bettschart R, Rothe Th, Stolz D, Turk A, Jean-Michel Gapoz J-M, Rochat Th , Probst-Hensch N, Zemp E. Linking respiratory and vascular health in Swiss adolescents. European Respiratory Journal 2015;46.
[30] Dratva J, Clauss S, Steinemann N, et al. A food score for Swiss Youth - Developing and comparing food scores in the SAPALDIA Youth study. Abstract at Swiss Public Health Conference Geneva 2015.
[31] Dratva J, Caviezel S, Schaffner E, et al. Infectious diseases are associated with carotid intima media thickness in adolescence. Atherosclerosis 2015;243:609-615.
[32] Caviezel S, Dratva J, Schaffner E, et al. Carotid Stiffness and Physical Activity in Elderly-A Short Report of the SAPALDIA 3 Cohort Study. PLoS One 2015;10:e0128991.
[33] Aanerud M, Carsin AE, Sunyer J, et al. Interaction between asthma and smoking increases the risk of adult airway obstruction. Eur Respir J 2015;45:635-643.
[34] Zemp E, Hansen S, Schneider C, et al. Sex, gender and respiratory health In: Annesi-Maesano I, Lundbäck B, Viegi G, eds. Respiratory epidemiology. Sheffield: European Respiratory Society,, 2014:125-138.
[35] Gross K., Späth A., Dratva J., et al. Swiss Infant Feeding Study 2014. Bern, CH: Bundesamt für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Veterinärwesen (BVL); 2014.
[36] Gerbase MW, Dratva J, Germond M, et al. Sleep fragmentation and sleep-disordered breathing in individuals living close to main roads: results from a population-based study. Sleep Med 2014;15:322-328.
[37] Fuks KB, Weinmayr G, Foraster M, et al. Arterial blood pressure and long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution: an analysis in the European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE). Environ Health Perspect 2014;122:896-905.
[38] Dratva J, Schneider C, Schindler C, et al. Is there a differential impact of parity on blood pressure by age? Journal of hypertension 2014;32:2146-2151; discussion 2151.
[39] Dratva J, Probst-Hensch N, Schmidt-Trucksäss A, et al. Adolescent smoking and vascular function in the SAPALDIA Youth Study. accepted, European Society of Cardiology, annual conference. Barcelona, 2014.
[40] Dratva J, Caviezel S, Schaffner E, et al. Early detection of subjects at risk for vascular remodelling - results from the Swiss population-based study SAPALDIA. Swiss Med Wkly 2014;144:w14052.
[41] Caviezel S, Dratva J, Schaffner E, et al. Sex-specific associations of cardiovascular risk factors with carotid stiffness¯¯results from the SAPALDIA cohort study. Atherosclerosis 2014;235:576-584.
[42] Beelen R, Stafoggia M, Raaschou-Nielsen O, et al. Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Mortality: An Analysis of 22 European Cohorts. Epidemiology 2014;25:368-378.
[43] Macsali F, Svanes C, Sothern RB, et al. Menstrual cycle and respiratory symptoms in a general Nordic-Baltic population. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013;187:366-373.
[44] Endes S, Schindler C, Schaffner E, et al. Reproducibility of the Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index (CAVI) in Caucasians (SAPALDIA 3) European Society of Cardiology (P1588); 2013; Amsterdam: Eur Heart J (2013) 34 (suppl 1); 2013.
[45] Dratva J, Zemp E, Schaffner E, et al. Childhood determinants of blood pressure and prehypertension in adolescents - results from the SAPALDIA youth study European Society of Cardiology 2013; Amsterdam: Eur Heart J 2013, 34 (suppl 1); 2013.
[46] Dratva J, Zemp E, Schaffner E, et al. Cardiovascular risk clustering in SAPALDIA Youth Swiss Public Health Conference. Zürich, CH, 2013.
[47] Dratva J, Zemp E, Schaffner E, et al. Childhood Determinants of Blood Pressure and Prehypertension in Adolescents. European Society of Cardiology - Annual Conference. Amsterdam: ESC, 2013.
[48] Dratva J, Probst-Hensch N, Schmidt-Trucksass A, et al. Atherogenesis in youth¯¯early consequence of adolescent smoking. Atherosclerosis 2013;230:304-309.
[49] Dratva J, Breton CV, Hodis HN, et al. Birth weight and carotid artery intima-media thickness. J Pediatr 2013;162:906-911 e901-902.
[50] Caviezel S, Dratva J, Schaffner E, et al. Variability and reproducibility of carotid structural and functional parameters assessed with transcutaneous ultrasound - results from the SAPALDIA Cohort Study. Atherosclerosis 2013;231:448-455.
[51] Caviezel S, Dratva J, Schaffner E, et al. Association of current carotid elastic modulus and prior body mass index in elderly people - results from the SAPALDIA cohort study S. Caviezel, J. Dratva, E. Schaffner, C. Schindler, N. Kuenzli, J.M. Gaspoz, T. Rochat, N. Probst-Hensch, A. Schmidt-Trucksaess Eur Heart J (2013) 34 (suppl 1): DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/eht307.P716 First published online: 1 August 2013 P716 European Society of Cardiology; 2013; Amsterdam: Eur Heart J (2013) 34 (suppl 1); 2013.