The Section's research address public health in a life course perspective focusing on social determinants and consequences of disease. Specific health problems in the foetal stage, in childhood and adolescence, in midlife and in old age, and across generations are object of research. The synergies in combining an individual perspective and a population perspective on health and disease are exploited, as well as the the synergies in combining basic etiological analysis with applied rehabilitation and prevention research.

The research is organised within 4 groups. In addition there is a cross sectional group of ph.d.-students, the 'germination box'.

Public Health Database: the database is a linkage of a number of registers comprising data on all persons in Denmark from 1980 onwards.
Germination box: a unique network for young researchers at the Section of Social Medicine and Section of Epidemiology