Welcome to the Epidemiology and Global Health Unit!
The Epidemiology and Global Health Unit is an international, multidisciplinary research and teaching environment located within Umeå University’s Faculty of Medicine. Founded in 1986, we now have around 80 people from all over the world working in the Unit, with a shared mission to contribute to equitable and sustainable improvements in health and welfare across the globe.
Our research training focuses on health problems and possible solutions in settings throughout the world. Much of this internationally recognised work is conducted in collaboration with other world class research institutions; we also have over 40 PhD students from 20 countries who are undergoing research training in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Our Masters degree programmes in public health and health economics recruit widely: from Sweden, from elsewhere in Europe, and from countries in all other continents of the world. Courses are taught in English, and they cover a range of topics, including epidemiology, social pathways in health and health promotion, health systems, and evaluation in public health.
Our engagement with society aims to contribute to the development and implementation of evidence-informed health policy and practice. For this, we work closely with a diverse range of stakeholders on a variety of short- and long-term research and educational activities, including the county authorities here in Västerbotten, Sweden; EU and UN agencies; provincial and national authorities all over the world; and also together with ordinary citizens and communities.