Sektion Epidemiologie und Biostatistik (EpiStat)
Unit Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Unit “Epidemiology and Biostatistics” conducts population-based research on various aspects of human disease, provides expertise in study design and analysis to other groups at the Institute of Public Health and the University Hospital, and takes responsibility for academic teaching in epidemiology, biostatistics and global health within the medical faculty.
Most research at the Unit takes an international perspective and focuses either on the study of determinants of disease in low- and middle-income countries or the effect of globalization on human well-being. We also conduct trials on potential interventions for the advancement of global health. Our current research activities are within the following themes:
The Unit contributes to the academic teaching of medical students in the “Querschnittsbereich” Epidemiology, Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics as well as the epidemiology and biostatistics content of the MSc International Health at our institute. More recently and in response to the growing interest of students, the elective course “Wahlfach” Global Health for medical students was established at the Institute.
MSc International Health
Global Health “Wahlfach”
We cherish the linkage between different disciplines and our staff’s background covers disciplines including epidemiology, statistics, medicine, pharmacy, biology, medical informatics and social sciences.
Unsolicited applications for PhD positions and internships are welcome (for more information
For a full list of the Unit’s staff and associated members, follow this link.
Front desk & Contact details
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