At the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, we combine research based on statistical analysis of extensive population data with research based on qualitative methods and laboratory investigations. We have several interdisciplinary research groups that engage researchers from various disciplines.
Our research reflects a whole-life perspective. The preschool auditory environment is one example of research geared to the very young. Research on mental ill-health related to the work environment is an example of research focusing on the adult population. We also study public health issues connected with, for instance, alcohol consumption, migration and climate change. In addition, we have research groups with specialist methodological expertise in biostatistics and health economics. Our close research–education collaboration means that many of our researchers are also involved in education — in our popular international Master’s programmes, our freestanding courses and vocational programmes in Sahlgrenska Academy, such as the Medical Programme and the Dietetic Programme.