PD Dr. med. Olaf Horstick
FFPH, MSc, MPH, DTM&P
Director of Teaching, Privatdozent
Olaf is Director of Teaching and is at HIGH therefore more involved in Teaching/Capacity Development projects, both in Heidelberg and internationally. This work underlines the link of research at HIGH to Development Cooperation, and training of professionals working in Development Cooperation, related to health.
Olaf's research interest is particularly related to research and practice. He 1) leads a group on systematic reviews and meta-analysis. 2) Furthermore, as the coordinator of the WHO guidelines for dengue fever, he has worked and is working extensively to determine what works in dengue and Aedes vector control. Further to his scientific publications, 3) Olaf has coordinated or contributed to several guidelines, policies, reports in different fields of health globally.
2018 Privatdozent, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
2007 Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
2003 Membership of the Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
2002 Master of Public Health, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
1999 Master of Science in Public Health in Developing Countries, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
1996 Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Bernard-Nocht Institut für Tropenmedizin, Hamburg, Germany
1994 Dr. med., Department of Tropical Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany
1994 3rd Staatsexamen, Medical Schools, University of Heidelberg, Germany and Sevilla, Spain
Buhler C, Winkler V, Boyce R, Runge-Ranzinger S, Horstick O (2019). Environmental methods for dengue vector control: a systematic literature review, PLOS NTD July 2019, http://www.plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007420
Horstick O, Runge-Ranzinger S (2019). Sustainable Development Goals: the case for housing improvements to control vector-borne diseases, with the example of dengue, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene March (2019, accepted)
Runge-Ranzinger S, Morrison A, Manrique P, Horstick O (2019). Zika transmission patterns, a meta-review, TMIH February 2019, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/tmi.13216
Horstick O, Boyce R, Runge-Ranzinger S (2019). Dengue vector control: linking research and practice, Pathogens and Global Health 2019. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20477724.2018.1547541
Espinal MA, Andrus JK, Jauregui B, Waterman SH, Morens DM, Santos JI, Horstick O, Francis LA, Olson D (2019). Emerging and re-emerging Aedes-transmitted arbovirus infections in the Region of the Americas: implications for health policy, American Journal for Public Health 2019 Mar;109(3):387-392. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304849. Epub 2019 Jan 24.
Wilder Smith A, Ooi EE, Horstick O, Wills B (2019). Dengue: Lancet clinical seminars Lancet. 2019 Jan 26;393(10169):350-363. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32560-1.
Horstick O, Runge Ranzinger S (2018). Vector control with a focus on household as allocation unit: A systematic literature review of its effectiveness, Lancet ID, http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laninf/PIIS1473-3099(17)30422-X.pdf
Horstick O, Boyce R, Runge-Ranzinger S (2017). Dengue vector control: assessing what works? South East Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2017 Vol 48, Supplement 1, pp 181 – 195, http://asianpids.org/file/AW%20SAJ%202017v48n1%20(Book)_Servere%20Dengue.pdf
Horstick O, Runge-Ranzinger S (2017). WHO 2009 guidelines and case classification: an update and short report, South East Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2017 Vol 48, Supplement 1, pp 68 – 74, http://asianpids.org/file/AW%20SAJ%202017v48n1%20(Book)_Servere%20Dengue.pdf
Maoz D, Ward T, Samuel M, Mueller P, Runge Ranzinger S, Toledo J, Boyce R, Velayudhan R, Horstick O (2017). Community Effectiveness of Pyriproxyfen as a Dengue Vector Control Method: A Systematic Review, PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(7): e0005651. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005651
Samuel M, Maoz D, Manrique P, Ward T, Runge Ranzinger S, Toledo J, Boyce R, Velayudhan R, Horstick O (2017). Community Effectiveness of Indoor Spraying as a Dengue Vector Control Method: A Systematic Review (in print PLOS NTD 2017).
Ward T, Samuel M, Maoz D, Runge Ranzinger S, Toledo J, Boyce R, Velayudhan R, Horstick O (2017). Dengue surveillance in Tanzania: A Systematic Review, TMIH 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.12903/full
Henley P, Elango V, Horstick O, Ahmad RA, Maure C, Launois P, Merle C, Nabieva J, Mahendradhata Y (2017). Good Health Research Practice: the missing link to ensuring quality across all health research in humans, Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:28.
Runge-Ranzinger S, Kroeger A, Olliaro P, McCall PJ, Sánchez Tejeda G, Lloyd L, Hakim L Bowman LR, Horstick O, Coelho G (2016).
Dengue contingency planning: from research to policy and practice, PLOS NTD, September 21, 2016. http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/asset?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0004916.PDF
Mahendradhata Y, Nabieva J, Ahmad RA, Henley P, Launois P, Merle C, Maure C, Horstick O, Elango V (2016). Promoting Good Health Research Practices in Low- and Middle- Income Countries, Global Health Action 05.08.2106. http://www.globalhealthaction.net/index.php/gha/article/view/32474
Saadatian-Elahi M, Horstick O, Breiman R, Gessner B, Gubler DJ, Louis J, Parashar U, Tapia R, Picot V, Zinsou JA, Nelson CB (2016). Beyond efficacy: The full public health impact of vaccines, Vaccines January 2016.
Toledo J, George L, Martinez E, Lazaro A, Han WW, Coelho GE, Runge Ranzinger S, Horstick O (2016). Relevance of non-communicable comorbidities for the development of the severe forms of dengue: a systematic literature review, PLOS NTD 2016.
Horstick O, Martinez E, Guzman MG, Cruz O, San Martin JL, Runge Ranzinger S, supported by the PAHO expert panel on dengue case classification (2015). WHO Dengue Case Classification 2009 and its usefulness in practice: an expert consensus in the Americas. Pathogens and Global Health, 2015, Vol 109, No 1, pp 19 – 25.
George L, Lenhart A, Han WW, Lazaro A, Toledo J, Velayudhan R, Runge Ranzinger S, Horstick O (2015). Community-effectiveness of Temephos for dengue vector control: a systematic review, PLOS NTD 2015.
Han WW, McCall P, Lazara A, George L, Toledo J, Velayudhan R, Runge Ranzinger S, Horstick O (2015). Larvivorous fish for dengue vector control: a systematic review, TMIH 2015.