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, about 80 doctoral students and 150 employees.
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.
Medications commonly used to combat physical health diseases, such as high blood pressure, could bring significant benefits to people with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or non-affective psychoses, according to a large cohort study led by Professor Christina Dalman. The study, that is published in JAMA Psychiatry, is a collaboration with researchers at University College London.
A pilot study, in which healthcare workers in the Central African Republic used a smartphone app to transmit public health disease reports to health authorities, demonstrates that this technique contributes to early detection and prevention of infectious diseases and outbreaks. Lead author is Ziad El-Khatib, associate professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences.