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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.

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Research

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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

News

WCMM grants postdoctoral Fellowships at the Faculty of Medicine
Published: 07 Feb, 2019

Four collaborative pairs receive funding from WCMM for joint postdoctoral Fellowships.

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.

Peace prize laureate Mukwege lectures in Umeå
Published: 23 Nov, 2018

On Saturday 15 December, Nobel laureate Denis Mukwege will hold a special lecture in Aula Nordica.

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

Nadja Trygg - PhD admission seminar
Wed
27
Feb
Nadja Trygg - PhD admission seminar
Time 08:30 - 10:30 27 February 08:30 - 10:30
Place Room Butajira, Building 5B, 3rd floor, University hospital
Seminar. Complex inequalities in mental health

March

Dean Carson - seminar
Tue
19
Mar
Dean Carson - seminar
Time 10:30 - 12:00 19 March 10:30 - 12:00
Place Room 5039 Butajira, building 5B, 3rd floor, University hospital
Seminar. What’s ‘rural’ about rural health? Introducing the Beyond Periphery model
Theme equity in health - Seminar series
Thu
28
Mar
Theme equity in health - Seminar series
Time 14:30 - 16:00 28 March 14:30 - 16:00
Place Room A309, Carieng Sciences building
Seminar. Inequities in health and access to sexual and reproductive health services among migrants in Sweden.

April

Daniel Eid Rodriguez - public health
Fri
5
Apr
Daniel Eid Rodriguez - public health
Time 09:00 - 12:00 5 April 09:00 - 12:00
Place Lecture room D, Unod T9, Northern University Hospital
Dissertation. The rough journey to access health care: The case of leishmaniasis in the Bolivian rainforest.
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?

May

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.