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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.

Education
Education

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Research
Research

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Collaboration
Collaboration

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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

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.

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.

Coming events

Tackling social inequalities in gender-based violence
Today
19
Oct
Tackling social inequalities in gender-based violence
Time Today 11:10 - 11:30 Today 11:10 - 11:30
Place N320, Natural Sciences Building
Lecture. In conjunction with the Annual Celebration, Carmen Vives-Cases holds her conferment lecture on the importance of equal healthcare.
Pamela Tinc - Public Health
Fri
25
Oct
Pamela Tinc - Public Health
Time 09:00 - 12:00 25 October 09:00 - 12:00
Place NUS, Room D, Unod T9
Dissertation. Exploring barriers and facilitators to research translation in US public health using the consolidated framework for implementation research.
Theme Equity In Health seminars
Thu
31
Oct
Theme Equity In Health seminars
Time 14:30 - 16:00 31 October 14:30 - 16:00
Place Caring Sciences Building, room A311
Seminar. Living with prostate cancer- a journey on a straight or crooked road?

November

How to write research applications in the field of health sciences
Tue
12
Nov
How to write research applications in the field of health sciences
Time 13:00 - 16:00 12 November 13:00 - 16:00
Yercin Mamani Ortiz - Public Health
Fri
22
Nov
Yercin Mamani Ortiz - Public Health
Time 09:00 - 12:00 22 November 09:00 - 12:00
Place Triple Helix, University Management Building
Licentiate Thesis. Cardiovascular disease in Cochabamba Bolivia: Identifying preventable risk factors and assessing social inequalities
U-CHEC - Seminar
Tue
26
Nov
U-CHEC - Seminar
Time 13:00 - 14:30 26 November 13:00 - 14:30
Place Caring Sciences, VvA312
Seminar. Implementation science – an introduction to theory and practice
Theme Equity In Health seminars
Thu
28
Nov
Theme Equity In Health seminars
Time 14:30 - 16:00 28 November 14:30 - 16:00
Place Caring Sciences Building, room A312
Seminar. Public health infrastructure – a pilot project for coordination of public health work in Västerbotten

February

How to write research applications in the field of health sciences
Tue
4
Feb
How to write research applications in the field of health sciences
Time 13:00 - 16:00 4 February 13:00 - 16:00