Kliniken &… Institute Heidelberger Institut… Staff Zanger, Philipp

Philipp Zanger, Prof, Dr, Med

Professor (apl.)

The Field Epidemiology Research in German Public Health (FEGPH) group of Philipp Zanger conducts research on population health, mostly within the framework of the German Public Health sector and at its intersections with hygiene, infection prevention, and migration medicine. To this end, his group has close ties with the Federal State Agency for Consumer and Health Protection Rhineland-Palatinate (Landesuntersuchungsamt Rheinland-Pfalz), where he heads the Institute of Hygiene and Infection Prevention. Most of the group’s work is on infectious disease outcomes, but occasionally also does research on knowledge, attitudes and practice or evaluates policy. Collaboration partners include the District Public Health Departments (Gesundheitsämter) in Rhineland-Palatinate, various Federal State Public Health Authorities (Landesämter), Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz and Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin. In collaboration with the University Clinics of Schleswig-Holstein, Prof. Dr. D. Nurjadi, at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Philipp Zanger co-ordinates StaphTrav - the European Network on the import of Staphylococci.

1997 Master of Public Health, Univ. North-Carolina at Chapel-Hill
1999 Staatsexamen Medizin, Universität Tübingen
2007-2013 Arzt, Fach- und Oberarzt am Institut für Tropenmedizin, Univ. Tübingen
2008 Anerkennung als Facharzt für Innere Medizin & Tropenmedizin 
2011 MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
2013 Habilitation Innere Medizin, Univ. Tübingen
2014 Habilitation Epidemiologie, Univ. Heidelberg
2015-heute Leitung, Institut für Hygiene und Infektionsschutz, Landau




Prevalence of Enteropthogens in Asylumseekers
Impact of duplicate notifications on statutory surveillance of Hepatitis B in Germany
Intergrated molecular surveillance for the prevention of nosocomial transmission of MRSA


Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate (intramural)



Schoeps A, Walter J, Vogt M, Bent S, Zanger P; Palatina Public Health Study Group (2023)
Direct and indirect vaccination effects on SARS-CoV-2 infection in day-care centres: Evaluating the policy for early vaccination of day-care staff in Germany, 2021.
Epidemiology and Infection 151:e80. doi: 10.1017/S0950268823000638.

Schepers M, Zanger P, Jahn K, König J, Strauch K, Gianicolo E (2022)
Multi-household social gatherings contribute to the second SARS-CoV-2 wave in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, August to November 2020.
Journal of Infection 84:551-557. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2022.01.028.

Schoeps A, Hoffmann D, Tamm C, Vollmer B, Haag S, Kaffenberger T, Ferguson-Beiser K, Kohlhase-Griebel B, Basenach S, Missal A, Höfling K, Michels H, Schall A, Kappes H, Vogt M, Jahn K, Bärnighausen T, Zanger P (2021)
Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in educational institutions, August to December 2020, Germany.
Epidemiology and Infection 22:e213. doi: 10.1017/S0950268821002077.

Nurjadi D, Fleck R, Lindner A, Schäfer J, Gertler M, Mueller A, Lagler H, Van Genderen PJJ, Caumes E, Boutin S, Kuenzli E, Gascon J, Kantele A, Grobusch MP, Heeg K, Zanger P; StaphTrav Network (2019)
Import of community-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to Europe through skin and soft-tissue infection in intercontinental travellers, 2011-2016.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection 25:739-746. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.09.023.

Burckhardt F, Hoffmann D, Jahn K, Heuner K, Jacob D, Vogt M, Bent S, Grunow R, Zanger P (2018)
Oropharyngeal Tularemia from Freshly Pressed Grape Must.
N Engl J Med. 379:197-199. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1800353.

Ehlkes L, George M, Samosny G, Burckhardt F, Vogt M, Bent S, Jahn K, Zanger P (2017) Management of a Lassa fever outbreak, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, 2016.
Eurosurveillance 22:16-00728. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.39.16-00728.

Kurth F, Develoux M, Mechain M, Malvy D, Clerinx J, Antinori S, Gjørup IE, Gascon J, Mørch K, Nicastri E, Ramharter M, Bartoloni A, Visser L, Rolling T, Zanger P, Calleri G, Salas-Coronas J, Nielsen H, Just-Nübling G, Neumayr A, Hachfeld A, Schmid ML, Antonini P, Lingscheid T, Kern P, Kapaun A, da Cunha JS, Pongratz P, Soriano-Arandes A, Schunk M, Suttorp N, Hatz C, Zoller T (2017)
Severe malaria in Europe: an 8-year multi-centre observational study.
Malaria Journal 31:57. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1673-z. 

Nurjadi D, Kain M, Marcinek P, Gaile M, Heeg K, Zanger P (2016)
Ratio of T-Helper Type 1 (Th1) to Th17 Cytokines in Whole Blood Is Associated With Human β-Defensin 3 Expression in Skin and Persistent Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage
Journal of Infectious Diseases 214:1744-1751. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw440.

For a list of all publications, follow this link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/philipp.zanger.2/bibliography/public/

Contact Information

E-Mail: phillip.zanger@uni-heidelberg.de