Research group: ”Prevention” – University of Copenhagen

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Research Group for Prevention and Rehabilitation

The research group on prevention aims at developing and evaluating health policies especially with a focus on social determinants and inequalities in health. Our research includes epidemiological studies of causal mechanisms to identify modifiable factors, the development of intersectoral policies to tackle the health divide and development of tools to facilitate their implementation. The health policy research is done in collaboration with policy makers at national, regional and municipal level. Since long we put emphasis on the collaboration with the City of Copenhagen.

In adition we work with epidemiological studies on social and economic consequences of longstanding illness, as well as international comparative studies on people with illness managing in the labour market in countries with different labour market policies. We work on the development of measurements on workability for epidemiological as well as clinical use. Workability is seen as an interaction between functional capacity and demand. We have a special emphasis on social inequality in access to, and the effect of, rehabilitation and study cancer, coronary heart diseases, mental and functional disorders.

Head of research group: Ingelise Andersen