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.
The EU agency GenderNet has awarded project grants for 13 international collaborations. Mariano Salazar, postdoc at PHS, is awarded more than 3.9 million as partner in the project "Masculinities and violence against women among young people- Identifying discourses and developing strategies for change using a mixed method approach (PositivMas)".
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.