About the department of public health sciences
At the Department of Public Health Sciences, we conduct research, teaching and applied work based on public health science and epidemiology. The department has 9 research groups, around 80 doctoral students and about 150 employees.
At the department, public health-related research projects are conducted with the aim to understand the aetiology of different diseases as well as developing and evaluating public health interventions.
A special focus is placed upon social, behavioural and lifestyle factors of importance for human health. For example how health related conditions vary across different groups in society and how interventions affect them.
Furthermore, studies are conducted to identify social determinants of health and the impact of policy on access to care and health in specific groups in different contexts.
Our researchers are often involved in translating research results into health policy and public health practice in high and low income settings.
Our 9 research groups conduct research in the main research areas global health, public health epidemiology and social medicine.
The Department of Public Health Sciences is responsible for several doctoral programmes 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 study at doctoral level? Find more information about our doctoral education and how to apply
The administration unit at the PHS consists of a financial unit, HR, educational administration, communication unit and secretariat. The administration can also assist with mail service, key cards, internal communication and questions regarding the registry office and archive.
To contact or visit our department, please see the contact information and address to the department of public health sciences.
Meet researchers at our department
Some of the researchers working at PHS describes their research, what inspires them and how it is to work at the Department of Public Health Sciences.