Research at the Department of Public Health contributes to the scientific foundation for improving the health of the population and for increased insight into the connection between health and society.
The primary focus of research is the occurrence, distribution and causes of diseases and disease consequences in the population. The research also includes the study of health promotion, prevention and rehabilitation efforts as well as the organization, function and results of the health serivices.
The Department has a number of core competencies within methodological disciplines such as biostatistics, epidemiology, science theory, qualitative research methods, etc. and has a broad collaboration with biomedical and clinical research.