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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

Disaster resilience: Lessons from Japan
Today
21
May
Disaster resilience: Lessons from Japan
Time Today 13:00 - 15:00 Today 13:00 - 15:00
Place Lecture hall D, the Social Sciences Building
Lecture. Social Capital and Disaster Resilience in an Aging Society: Lessions from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
How to do research about the social determinants of health?
Thu
23
May
How to do research about the social determinants of health?
Time 13:00 - 15:00 23 May 13:00 - 15:00
Place Room Alicante, Dep Epidemiology and Global Health, 3rd floor, building 5B, University hospital
Seminar. This seminar is given by Professor Ichiro Kawachi from Harvard University.
Theme equity in health - seminar series
Thu
23
May
Theme equity in health - seminar series
Time 13:00 - 15:00 23 May 13:00 - 15:00
Place Room Alicante, Dep Epidemiology and Global Health, 3rd floor, building 5B, University hospital
Seminar. How to do research about the social determinants of health
Paul Amani - 50% seminar
Fri
24
May
Paul Amani - 50% seminar
Time 13:00 - 14:30 24 May 13:00 - 14:30
Place Room Butajira, building 5B, 3rd floor, University hospital of Umeå
Seminar. Health care utilization by the elderly: Does insurance status matter? A study from rural Tanzania
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 E04, University hospital, Umeå
Dissertation. Health assessments of asylum seekers within the Swedish healthcare system.
Aditya Lia Ramadona - 50% seminar
Fri
14
Jun
Aditya Lia Ramadona - 50% seminar
Time 14:00 - 16:00 14 June 14:00 - 16:00
Place Room 5039 Butajira, by 5B, NUS
Seminar. Arbovirus transmission: spatiotemporal risk prediction