Global health at Umeå University is a world-leading research network in its field. The environment is multidisciplinary with extensive international collaboration. Epidemiology, the population perspective on health and the existence and causes of disease, is the core speciality of the environment. The overarching objective is to contribute knowledge that can promote health and prevent disease. The research also contributes to the development of national and regional health policies that can reduce inequalities in health status between and within countries.