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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 department, with a shared mission to contribute to equitable and sustainable improvements in health and welfare across the globe.

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Education

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Research
Research

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Collaboration
Collaboration

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Generous Scholarship from Erling-Persson Family Foundation
Generous Scholarship from Erling-Persson Family Foundation

SEK 12 million for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying the Master's programmes in Public Health.

Graduation Ceremony 2019
Graduation Ceremony 2019

Students of 32 International Master’s Programmes were honoured at the Graduation Ceremony.

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

Differences in interpretation affect the implementation of health programs
Published: 21 Feb, 2020

To increase involvement in health systems, decision-makers must be aware of differences in interpretation.

WHO underestimates the spread of the Coronavirus
Published: 13 Feb, 2020

The coronavirus probably has a stronger ability to spread than the World Health Organization has estimated.

Generous Scholarship from Erling-Persson Family Foundation
Published: 20 Dec, 2019

SEK 12 million for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying the Master's programmes in Public Health.

Research programme examines social media, social network, digital technology and behavioural change
Published: 28 Aug, 2019

STAR-C will use innovative digital technology to promote healthier behaviours in the population.

Coming events

Rakhal Gaitonde – Public Health
Today
28
Feb
Rakhal Gaitonde – Public Health
Time Today 09:00 - 12:00 Today 09:00 - 12:00
Place Nature sciences building, room N440
Dissertation. Divergences, Dissonances and Disconnects: Implementation of community Based Accountability in India´s National Rural Health mission.

April

Junia Joffer – Public Health
Fri
24
Apr
Junia Joffer – Public Health
Time 09:00 - 12:00 24 April 09:00 - 12:00
Place Lecture hall, Falu Hospital
Dissertation. Health for future. Self-rated health and social status among adolescents
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Mon
27
Apr
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Time 13:00 - 15:00 27 April 13:00 - 15:00
Place Alicante, Building 5B, Floor 3, University hospital
Seminar. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies - what is it and what does it do?

May

RCC - A resource for cancer research and improvement of cancer care
Wed
6
May
RCC - A resource for cancer research and improvement of cancer care
Time 13:00 - 14:00 6 May 13:00 - 14:00
Place Alicante, Building 5B, Floor 3, University hospital
Seminar. Regional cancer centres; a resource for cancer research and improvement of cancer care

August

DevRes 2020 - Advancing Sustainable Transformation
Mon
24
Aug
DevRes 2020 - Advancing Sustainable Transformation
Time 24 August at 12:00 until 26 August at 12:00 24 August at 12:00 until 26 August at 12:00
Place Aula Nordica
Conference. The conference provides a forum for how development research can contribute to sustainable transformation - one of our time's major challenges.