Department 5: Social Epidemiology

Welcome to the website of the Department of Social Epidemiology of the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research. The Department of Social Epidemiology has been newly established in February 2013. Today the Department is an interdisciplinary team with expertise in Public Health, Epidemiology, Theoretical Medicine, Psychology, Spatial Planning and Data Management. We cordially invite you to inform yourself about our main areas in research and teaching.

Research Focuses

  • Urban Health
  • Environmental Justice—Equal opportunities in the context of environmental health
  • Sex/Gender-Sensitive Public Health Research and Epidemiology
  • Equity impact of public health interventions



We offer several seminars, courses and lectures within the degree programs Public Health/Health Sciences (BA and MA) and Epidemiology (MSc) as well as for General Studies at the Faculty Human and Health Sciences.

We supervise bachelor and master theses as well as dissertations primarily in the fields of our research areas.

It is possible to carry out the period of practical training in Public Health (BA) with a focus on epidemiology at our institute.