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About the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

The Epidemiology and Global Health Department is an international, multidisciplinary research and teaching environment located within Umeå University’s Faculty of Medicine.

Our research training focuses on health problems and possible solutions in settings throughout the world.

Our Masters degree programmes in public health and health economics recruit widely: from Sweden, from elsewhere in Europe, and from countries in all other continents of the world.

Vision - Mission - Values 

Our VISION is to be an international, collaborative and diverse academic environment committed to social change for equitable health and welfare. Northern Sweden is our home, and the world is our landscape.

Our MISSION is to undertake meaningful work through multidisciplinary research and transformative education, and by engaging collaboratively with the surrounding society, both within Sweden and internationally.

The VALUES of solidarity, curiosity and integrity guide our daily work. Our environment strives for

•     Open minds in an open climate

•     Creative and critical thinking

•     Inclusive and safe spaces

•     Strength in diversity

Head of the department

Contacts - Administration

Karin Johansson
Administrative coordinator
Sara Forsberg
Research coordinator



Försörjningsvägen 7B, Building 5B, PA, 
floor 3 and 4, University Hospital of Umeå (NUS)

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Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå


+46 (0)90 786 55 11

Latest update: 2022-10-28