The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) primarily conducts research to strengthen public health and health systems. The wide array of research activities include studying the distribution of infectious and non-communicable diseases in both the South and North; exploring the environmental, ecological, social, gender and molecular contexts of health and illness; determining the effectiveness of interventions and health systems; and elucidating patterns of access to, and use of, health services.
Epidemiological, Biostatistical and Modelling Methods
EPH develops and applies cutting-edge epidemiological, biostatistical and modelling methods to advance the broad field of public health according to the institute’s strategy of innovation, validation and application. Developing and applying health impact assessment tools also provides information about the public health relevance of policies, strategies, decisions or projects.In these ways, EPH contributes to improving health and policy making in Switzerland, Europe, and in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Through its support platform, EPH’s methodological expertise is available to all Swiss TPH staff, University of Basel research partners and external customers. Services include study planning, quantitative and qualitative methods support, biostatistics advice, data management, software development and geographical information systems support to strengthen public health research and services.