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  • Social Medicine

    The research examines social causes and consequences of disease. Health, disease and aging is highlighted in a life course perspective on the basis of large population cohorts, data from questionnaires, biobanks and national registries. Physiological, psychological and behavioral mechanisms in the development of disease and aging are analyzed.

  • Environmental Health 

    The research highlights the importance of environmental factors for human health. The research examines interactions between genetic factors and environmental factors, particularly in fetuses, children and the elderly. The research focuses on the health effects of particles in air pollution and nanotechnology and the effects of environmental exposures during pregnancy and in children.

  • The function of the health service system

    The research focuses on the government, coordination and development of the health service system as well as the effects of the system. Comparative studies as well as historical, epistemological and ethical aspects of the development of the  health service system are also performed.

  • General Practice

    The research in General Practice stems from everyday clinical practice where patients with health problems of all kinds initiate contact.
    The central research themes are: prevention, the consultation process, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, use of medication and pharmacoepidemiology

  • Biostatistics

    Research in biostatistical methodology focuses on techniques for planning and analysis of data from clinical and epidemiological studies, including efforts at describing complex causal structures. The methodological development takes place in close collaboration with other researchers from the university and the health sector.

  • Medical Science communication

    Medical science communication
    Studies of the material and visual culture of the contemporary health system and the communicative interaction between health research and the general population, with a special emphasis on the recent history of biomedicine and medical technology.

  • The Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU)

    Global Migration is giving rise to increasingly multi-ethnic societies worldwide. One of the consequences of this migration is the effect it has on the health and morbidity of immigrants and refugees. They often have disease patterns that differ from those of the majority population and experience other barriers in access to healthcare.

  • Center for medicinske videnskabs og teknologistudier

    The aim of Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies (MeST) is to foster research into medical and health-related topics from the perspective of science and technology studies (STS). The Centre also supports science and technology studies perspectives on pre- and postgraduate courses at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

  • Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) 

    The aims of CHEP are to develop international state of the art research and education in health policy and health economics. The Center serves as a platform for research projects and educational activities related to comparative health systems analysis, health policy analysis, health economic analysis of prioritization, technology assessment, public-private collaboration, and the use of incentives to support effective health services and promote healthy life style choices.

  • Global Health Section

    The research takes an interdisciplinary approach to global health, and covers a wide range of topics such as diabetes and double burden of disease, environmental health, disaster and emergency health, infectious and neglected tropical diseases, sexual and reproductive health, and health care delivery in low- and middle-income societies. The section is active in many research capacity building projects with partners in low-income countries, including partners in e.g. Ghana, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.