At the Section of Social Medicine, we carry out research on social causes of and consequences for health, as well as research in societal measures regarding health promotion, prevention and rehabilitation.
Focus is on social inequality in health, health consequences of psychosocial stress mechanisms in working- and family life, and on how social, biological, psychological and behavioral factors and their interactions influence health.
The research addresses exposures early in life, among middle-aged and elderly, and the effects of exposure over the lifespan. Intervention research is carried out within prevention and rehabilitation. The section develops and applies both epidemiological and qualitative methods.
We teach undergraduate and post graduate courses and provide supervision for bachelor- and master theses in several public health-related curriculums.