Institut für Public Health

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.

Research

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:


Opens internal link in current windowMaternal & child health
Opens internal link in current windowInfectious diseases
Opens internal link in current windowMigrant studies
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Teaching

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.

Opens internal link in current windowMSc International Health
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Opens internal link in current windowGlobal Health “Wahlfach”
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Staff

We cherish the linkage between different disciplines and our staff’s background covers disciplines including epidemiology, statistics, medicine, physiotherapy,, biology, medical informatics and social sciences. Unsolicited applications for PhD positions and internships are welcome. For a full list of the Unit’s staff and associated members, follow this link.

Directorate

Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Sabine Gabrysch , Head of Unit
Dr. sc. hum. Volker Winkler, Deputy


Front desk & Contact details

Elke Braun-van der Hoeven, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 3rd floor, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Ph.: +49 (0) 6221 56 4067
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 56 5948
Email: elke.braun [at]urz.uni-heidelberg.de 


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News


Job offers


Postdoctoral Researcher in Epidemiology

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Artikel

Forschungsmagazin Ruperto Carola

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Report

Unit report 2009-2013 (pdf file)

Unit report 2009-2013

25. November 2013

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