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

Tenure track research positions at WCMM are now open for application

2016-12-01
Up to four tenure track research positions as Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer) at WCMM Umeå University are now open for application. In this announcement, the Centre is looking for outstanding researchers – Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows - to be positioned within one or more of...

Inequality and social exclusion drive mental health problems in northern India

2016-11-29
A survey of nearly 1000 households in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand showed that six percent of adults were identified as depressed. People were two or three times more likely to be depressed if they were from the most socially oppressed castes, had taken a recent loan, lived in poor quality ...

Climate change affects Swedish reindeer herding and increases tularemia

2016-11-24
In northern Sweden, data from certain weather stations have shown that the snow season has been shortened by over two months in the last 30 years, which has huge effects on reindeer herding. Also, the climate sensitive human infection tularemia has tenfolded over the same period and is much more com...

El Niño conditions in the Pacific precedes dengue fever epidemics in South Asia

2016-11-24
Researchers have found a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, el Niño activity – measured in se...

Surveillance and cohesive policies needed against Rift Valley fever outbreaks

2016-11-18
Research on the mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever in east Africa and the Arabian Peninsula shows that current surveillance systems are unable to detect the virus in livestock before it spreads to humans. A coherent policy is needed to combat the viral disease, which has the potential to spread to pre...

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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