About the department of public health sciences

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At the Department of Public Health Sciences, we conduct research, teaching and applied work based on public health science and epidemiology. The department has 10 research groups, more than 60 doctoral students and about 150 employees.

Our research

The research at our department is aimed at analysing health determinants on the population level, and developing and evaluating preventative structural and individualised measures, including legislation and guidelines.

The field also includes health economics, health systems research and implementation research.

Our activities have a strongly international profile, and the department's researchers are scientific advisers to authorities and other decision-makers on the regional, national and international level. More about our research at PHS

Research areas

Our 10 research groups are conducting research in the three main areas:


The Department of Public Health Sciences is responsible for several doctoral programs as well as undergraduate and advanced level of education, in public health science, global health and public health epidemiology.

More information about undergraduate and advanced level of education at PHS.

Work or study at doctoral level?

Want to work as a researcher at PHS? Contact our research group leaders or see the current job opportunities at the department

Interested in doctoral education at PHS? Find more information about our doctoral education and how to apply


The administration unit at the PHS consists of a financial unit, HR, educational administrators and can assist for example with mail service, key cards, internal communication and questions regarding the registry office and archive. 

Contact us

To contact or visit our department, please see: contact information and visiting address to the department of public health sciences