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Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

The Department of Epidemiology and Global Health is an international, multidisciplinary research and teaching environment located within Umeå University’s Faculty of Medicine. Founded in 1986, we now have around 80 people from all over the world working in the Unit, with a shared mission to contribute to equitable and sustainable improvements in health and welfare across the globe.

Education
Education

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Research
Research

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Collaboration
Collaboration

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Director-General recommends public health studies
Director-General recommends public health studies

Dr. Tedros, WHO Director-General and honorary doctor at Umeå University, urges studies in health.

Privatised education did not lead to more doctors in Tanzania
Privatised education did not lead to more doctors in Tanzania

Press release about Nathanael Sirili's dissertation

Rising temperatures heighten ill-health
Rising temperatures heighten ill-health

According to Maria Nilsson, illness due to climate change is already a fact for Swedes and Europeans.

News

Annual report for 2018 from Epidemiology and Global Health
Published: 04 Apr, 2019

Read about our activities during 2018

International top ranking for gender equality at Umeå University
Published: 07 Mar, 2019

One of 14 organisations in the world to receive the highest rating for their gender equality efforts.

Extreme heat threatens to overwhelm hospitals around the world
Published: 29 Nov, 2018

New report shows that rising temperatures are exposing people to unacceptably high health risks.

Abdominal obesity common among women in rural Indonesia
Published: 24 Oct, 2018

Abdominal obesity is seven times more common among women than among men in Indonesia's rural area.

Coming events

Theme equity in health - seminar series
Thu
25
Apr
Theme equity in health - seminar series
Time 14:30 - 16:00 25 April 14:30 - 16:00
Place Room A311, Caring Sciences building
Seminar. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in healthcare – do we see equity?
Kamila Al-Alawi - Public Health
Fri
26
Apr
Kamila Al-Alawi - Public Health
Time 09:00 - 12:00 26 April 09:00 - 12:00
Place E04, Building 6E, Norrland University Hospital, Umeå.
Dissertation. Team-based Approach in the Management of Diabetes at Primary Health Care Level in Muscat, Oman: challenges and opportunities

May

Anna Bengtsson - 50% seminar
Wed
15
May
Anna Bengtsson - 50% seminar
Time 10:00 - 12:00 15 May 10:00 - 12:00
Place Room 5039 Butajira, by 5B, NUS
Seminar. Improving primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Anne Gotfredsen - 50% seminar
Fri
17
May
Anne Gotfredsen - 50% seminar
Time 10:00 - 12:00 17 May 10:00 - 12:00
Place Room 5039 Butajira, by 5B, NUS
Seminar. Young people’s collective responses to everyday stressors within the context of civic engagement in rural Northern Sweden.
Theme equity in health - seminar series
Thu
23
May
Theme equity in health - seminar series
Time 14:30 - 16:00 23 May 14:30 - 16:00
Place Room B302, Caring Sciences building
Seminar. Living with prostate cancer- a journey on a straight or crooked road?
Pamela Tinc - Pre-defense
Mon
27
May
Pamela Tinc - Pre-defense
Time 10:00 - 12:00 27 May 10:00 - 12:00
Place Room Butajira, Building 5B, 3rd floor, NUS
Seminar. Exploring Barriers and Facilitators to Research Translation in Public Health Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research.

June

Robert Jonzon - Public Health
Mon
3
Jun
Robert Jonzon - Public Health
Time 09:00 - 12:00 3 June 09:00 - 12:00
Place Eo4, University hospital, Umeå
Dissertation. Health assessments of asylum seekers within the Swedish healthcare system.