Giulia Paternoster

Giulia Paternoster

PhD student

Phone: +41 44 635 84 95

Room number: TBA 10.15A

2017 - 2020

Giulia is a veterinary epidemiologist with a strong interest in public health, infectious and zoonotic diseases. She is interested in the science-policy interface, particularly in neglected tropical diseases that affect developing societies, epidemiological methods and their practical application to health policies within a global and One Health perspective.

Giulia studied veterinary medicine at the University of Bologna and at the University of Madrid. From 2012 to 2016 she has worked as epidemiologist in a veterinary public health institute (IZSLER, Italy) on different projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Health and related to veterinary epidemiology and public health. After obtaining her MSc degree in Animal Health at the University of Milan in 2016, she worked as visiting researcher at Kansas State University (KSU, USA) on projects concerned with the development of risk assessment models for foreign animal diseases, and collaborated with KSU International Programs. Giulia is a member of the COST Action “Network for Evaluation of One Health”. As part of this network for scientific collaboration, she contributes with a project on the evaluation of the integrated West Nile virus surveillance in Italy, including economic and sociological aspects of zoonoses mitigation.

In July 2017, Giulia joined the Veterinary Epidemiology Group in Zurich to undertake research towards a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Life Science Zurich Graduate School) with Prof. Paul Togerson, as part of an SNSF funded project. The research project is on the epidemiology and transmission of Echinococcus in Kyrgyzstan. It involves field work in Kyrgyzstan, technology transfer, capacity building, mathematical modelling, statistical modelling and GIS system analysis.


Giulia left our group to work at the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office.

Researcher profiles and publications

Giulia Paternoster's publications can be found at



or in the Zurich Open Repository and Archive (ZORA) below.