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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

Our research contributes to scientific progress

Collaboration
Collaboration

Read more about our collaboration within education and research

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

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.