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'.

  • Copenhagen Life Course Epidemiology in Aging Reserach (CLEAR): Social, psychosocial, biological and psychological risk factors across the life course for early aging and well-being as well as risk factors for functional decline and well-being among older individuals, with a specific interest in social inequality and the mechanisms behind differences. (Rikke Lund)
  • Prevention and rehabilitation research: Development and evaluation of preventive health policies specifically aimed at reducing social inequality in Health; including CopenRehab: (Henning Langberg) (Ingelise Andersen)
  • Stress, work and health: Causal relationship and prevention of diseases in the interplay between society, the individual and health in the Danish population. (Åse Marie Hansen)
  • Reproductive health: With a major focus on consequences of infertility and assisted reproduction, as well as prevention of infertility. (Lone Schmidt)

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