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Evidence-based Public Health

Description

The project "Evidence-Based Public Health" (EBPH) is located in the Department of Prevention and Evaluation at BIPS and cooperates with all BIPS departments as required. The project aims to advance the field of evidence-based public health by generating new evidence and performing methodological research.

The broad objectives of the project are:
(1) to generate new scientific evidence using observational studies,
(2) to synthesize the existing scientific evidence using scoping, systematic and rapid reviews,
(3) to develop new methods, such as a tool for evidence appraisal and search strategies for reviews in new fields, such as digital public health,
(4) to conduct meta-research studies on the quality of scientific evidence.

The project focuses on the following areas of health promotion and prevention:
(1) physical activity promotion
(2) digital technologies
(3) mental health and cancer prevention.

The Department of Prevention and Evaluation is one of the founding members of Cochrane Public Health Europe (CPHE, https://ph.cochrane.org/cochrane-public-health-europe), the European satellite network of the Cochrane Public Health Group. We currently coordinate the CPHE network for the period 2022-2024.

Overview of EBPH activities:
(1) Conducting externally-funded projects aiming to generate new evidence or new methods.
(2) Conducting meta-research studies with external partners.
(3) Providing internal departmental support for the preparation of reviews of all types.
(4) Collaboration with the Leibniz Science Campus Digital Public Health Bremen (LSC DiPH, https://www.lsc-digital-public-health.de/en/).
(5) Active participation in the CPHE network.

Funding period

Begin:   January 2020
End:   December 2024

Sponsor

  • BIPS funding

Contact

Dr. Karina Karolina De Santis

Selected project-related publications

    Articles with peer-review

  • De Santis KK, Jahnel T, Mergenthal L, Zeeb H, Matthias K. Evaluation of digital interventions for physical activity promotion: Protocol for a scoping review. JMIR Research Protocols. 2022;11(3):e35332.
    https://doi.org/10.2196/35332
  • De Santis KK, Lorenz RC, Lakeberg M, Matthias K. The application of AMSTAR2 in 32 overviews of systematic reviews of interventions for mental and behavioural disorders: A cross-sectional study. Research Synthesis Methods. 2022;13(4):424-433.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1532
  • De Santis KK, Jahnel T, Sina E, Wienert J, Zeeb H. Digitization and health in Germany: Cross-sectional nationwide survey. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 2021;7(11):e32951.
    https://doi.org/10.2196/32951
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • De Santis KK, Jahnel T, Sina E, Wienert J, Zeeb H. Digitalisierung und Gesundheit: Ergebnisse einer bundesweiten Befragung in Deutschland. 56. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sozialmedizin und Prävention (DGSMP), 22.-24. September 2021, Online-Vortrag. (Abstract publiziert in: Das Gesundheitswesen. 2021;83(08/09):694-695)
  • De Santis KK, Jahnel T, Sina E, Wienert J, Zeeb H. Digitisation and health-related behaviour: Results of a nationwide survey in Germany. 35th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), 23-27 August 2021, online presentation.
  • De Santis KK, Jahnel T, Sina E, Wienert J, Zeeb H. Digital health literacy and COVID-19 pandemic: Results of a nationwide survey in Germany. 14th European Public Health Conference (EPH), 10-12 November 2021, online presentation. (Abstract published in: European Journal of Public Health. 2021;31(S 3):104)
  • De Santis KK, Lakeberg M, Lorenz RC, Matthias K. Application of AMSTAR2 in overviews of systematic reviews of interventions for mental and behavioural disorders: A cross-sectional study. Research Synthesis Conference, 17-21 May 2021, online presentation.
  • De Santis KK, Lakeberg M, Matthias K. Characteristics of systematic reviews based on their overall confidence ratings on AMSTAR2: A cross-sectional study. 35th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), 23-27 August 2021, online presentation.
  • Matthias K, Lorenz RC, De Santis KK. The application of AMSTAR 2 in overviews of systematic reviews shows a need for improvement. 14th European Public Health Conference (EPH), 10-12 November 2021, online presentation. (Abstract published in: European Journal of Public Health. 2020;31(Supplement 3):249)
  • Saleem M, Kühne L, De Santis KK, Brand T, Busse H. Effective engagement strategies in digital interventions for mental health promotion: A scoping review. Research Synthesis Conference, 17-21 May 2021, online presentation.
  • Posters at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Griebler U, De Santis KK, Kien C. Perceptions about "Infomails" from Cochrane Public Health Europe and preferences for evidence use among public health stakeholders: An online-survey. 14th European Public Health Conference (EPH), 10-12 November 2021, online poster.