Leibniz ScienceCampus Bremen - Digital Public Health


‘Digitalization permeates every aspect of life and will transform public health’. Such phrases are ubiquitous and underline the key challenge in digital public health: the use of digital technology is driven by technical opportunities rather than by demands. While this can lead to useful applications, it can also lead to technologies that fail to realize the key objectives of evidence-based public health and pose novel ethical, sociocultural and equity-related challenges.

The Leibniz ScienceCampus Bremen Digital Public Health (LSC DiPH) aims to develop a much-needed public health perspective on these challenges. Its activities focus on three key outcomes: a systematic framework to integrate digital technology into public health, guidance on developing digital technology for public health problems as well as the scope and methods for the systematic evaluation of digital technology in public health.

Funding period

Begin:   August 2019
End:   July 2023


  • Leibniz Association


Prof. Dr. med. Hajo Zeeb


  • Dr. Katrin Amelang (Universität Bremen)
  • PD Dr. Karin Bammann (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bolte (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Dagmar Borchers (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Werner Brannath (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Benedikt Buchner (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Ingrid Darmann-Finck (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Ansgar Gerhardus (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Horst Hahn (Fraunhofer Institut für Digitale Medizin MEVIS, Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Michi Knecht (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Lucia Reisch (Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Denmark)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolf Rogowski (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Schöning (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Tanja Schultz (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schüz (Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Karin Wolf-Ostermann (Universität Bremen)


Project website

Selected project-related publications

    Articles with peer-review

  • Wienert J, Zeeb H. Implementing health apps for digital public health - An implementation science approach adopting the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Frontiers in Public Health. 2021;9:610237.
  • Zeeb H, Pigeot I, Schüz B. Digital Public Health - Ein Überblick. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(2):137-144.
  • Articles without peer-review

  • Darmann-Finck I, Rothgang H, Zeeb H. Digitalisierung und Gesundheitswissenschaften - White Paper Digital Public Health. Das Gesundheitswesen. 2020;82(7):620-622.
  • Jahnel T, Gerhardus A, Wienert J. Digitales Contact Tracing: Dilemma zwischen Datenschutz und Public Health Nutzenbewertung. Datenschutz und Datensicherheit. 2020;44:786-790.
  • Editorials

  • Zeeb H, Pigeot I, Schüz B. Digital Public Health - Rasanter technischer Fortschritt, aber viele offene Public-Health-Fragen. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(2):135-136.
  • Contributions to books and proceedings

  • Zeeb H, Wienert J, Gerhardus A. Digitale Gesundheitsversorgung. In: Lühr H, editors. Digitale Daseinsvorsorge - Bremer Gespräche zur digitalen Staatskunst. Ergebnisse des Kolloquiums im Bremer Rathaus am 24.-25. Februar 2020. Bremen: Kellner Verlag. 2020. S. 208-215
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences (invited)

  • Zeeb H, Gerhardus A. Digitale Gesundheitsversorgung - Chancen und Risiken mit Blick auf die Daseinsvorsorge. Digitale Daseinsvorsorge - Bremer Gespräche zur Digitalen Staatskunst, 24.-25. Februar 2020, Bremen.
  • Posters at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Maaß L, Rothgang H, Zeeb H. Measuring maturity in digital public health systems - The Digital Public Health Index. Leibniz ScienceCampus (LSC) Digital Public Health Bremen Showcase, 16 September 2020, online poster.