Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH)

The department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) develops and applies advanced epidemiological, biostatistical and modelling methods to advance innovation, validation, and application in the field of public health. Through our focus on designated research topics and interdisciplinary collaborations within and across groups, units and other Swiss TPH departments, EPH contributes to health and policy making worldwide, especially in Switzerland, Europe, and low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia. Our activities focus on the distribution of diseases, the environmental, ecological, social, gender and molecular contexts of health and illness, the effectiveness of interventions and health systems, and patterns of access to and use of health services. Strategic priorities include the long-term follow up of large national and international cohorts; integrated analyses of health databases with social, cultural, environmental, molecular and genetic information (biobanking); and modelling and mapping diseases and exposures.

Research Groups

To accomplish our goals, EPH is organized in 23 Research Groups that are administratively and strategically assembled in our eight Research Units, addressing dynamic clusters of cross-cutting public health topics. We focus on a range of methods, diseases, environmental and ecological, genetic and biological, and socio-cultural topics, life styles, and health systems to efficiently approach public health and prevention.

Research Topics

We focus on a range of methods linking diseases, environmental and ecological, genetic and biological, and socio-cultural factors, life styles, and health systems to efficiently approach public health and prevention.