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

Severe psoriasis predominantly affects men

2017-03-24
The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin disease disproportionally affects men. A unique study with 5,438 Swedish psoriasis patients now reveals that women have a statistically significant l...

Heat exposure associated with mental illness

2017-03-21
A mental hospital-based study in Hanoi, Vietnam looked at if there is a relationship between heat exposure and mental health problems. The results showed significant increase in hospital admissions for mental illnesses during periods of heatwaves, especially during longer periods of heat exposure. T...

Negative health impact of economic recession unevenly distributed in Spain

2017-02-21
A study carried out in Andalusia, Southern Spain, following the 2007/2008 economic recession detected increasing inequalities in male mortality rates. Men with lower educational levels saw an increase in mortality compared to men with university level education. In addition, 5,000 additional suicide...

One fifth of Indonesian households exhibit double burden of malnutrition

2017-02-15
The coexistence of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity, a phenomenon called double burden of malnutrition, is a global public health challenge existing at all levels from the individual to the population, especially in low-to middle-income countries. Research on malnutrition in Indonesia foun...

Treatment has no sufficient effect in 1 of 5 psoriasis patients

2017-02-13
A substantial part of people, one in five, undergoing systemic treatment for psoriasis (i.e. pills taken orally, injections or infusions) still have considerable problems with their disease. This is according to a study with 2,646 Swedish psoriasis patients conducted by researchers at Umeå Universit...

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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