Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine


The Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine was formed in 1999 and consists of the following divisions; Family Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health (here Social Medicine is included), Medicine (here Dermatology and Venereology, Cardiology, Respiratory medicine and Rheumatology are included), Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Nutritional Research. The department also includes Umeå International School of Public Health.

The department is of considerable size and the divisions are scattered at various locations within the University Hospital, and there is no common facility for the entire department.

The undergraduate teaching of the department is primarily within the MD-programme. The Master programmes are largely within the Umeå International School of Public Health and in occupational and environmental medicine.

The research performed within the department covers a very wide range of areas. A large number of research groups are present, all with their specific interest areas. However, many collaborative projects exist both within and between the different divisions. In addition, a substantial number of clinicians from the University Hospital are affiliated with the respective divisions. The number of graduate students are around 130 and the number of permanetly employed of all categories are around 180.

Department News

Selenium deficiency linked to deadly heart disease affecting pregnant women

2016-05-16
Researchers have found a close link between selenium deficiency and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a heart disease that affects pregnant women and recent mothers. The study of patients in Nigeria also showed that rural women were three times more likely to develop the disease, according to a doct...

Mild weather since 1970s worrying for the American view on climate threat

2016-04-20
In a chronicle published in Nature, researcher Joacim Rocklöv at Umeå University reasons around the findings of a new research study showing that American’s scepticism towards climate issues are partly due to the improved weather. The cognitive dissonance taking place between self-experienced change...

Global travel and warming climates may expose parts of Europe to dengue

2016-04-20
Researchers at Umeå University have developed a model for evidence-based predictions of the mosquito-borne dengue virus. Results show that global travel and climate change increase the risk for epidemics of dengue, and potentially other climate-sensitive infectious diseases carried by mosquitos, spr...

Global increase in diabetes and obesity in previous 40 years

2016-04-18
In two separate studies, recently published in the journal The Lancet, researchers have analysed a large number of population-based studies and can now establish that the prevalence of diabetes or obesity in adults has steadily increased since 1975 and 1980, respectively. The studies covered researc...

Global warming puts Europe at risk for seasonal outbreaks of dengue

2016-04-08
Increasing temperatures will enlarge Europe’s seasonal window for the potential spread of mosquito-borne viral disease, expanding the geographic areas at risk for a dengue epidemic to include much of Europe. The findings by researchers at Umeå University in Sweden are published in the journal EBioMe...

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2016-03-21

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Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine
University Hospital
901 85 Umeå 

Visiting Address
University Hospital, Building 1A, 4st

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Head of the Department

Ulf Näslund
Medicine

Deputy Head of the Department

Bo Carlberg
Medicine