Prevention and Evaluation
Research in the department "Prevention and Evaluation" aims at
- obtaining new insights into social determinants of health risks and factors of promoting health,
- developing and evaluating innovative Public Health interventions for non-communicable diseases and their risk factors, and
- analysing the effectiveness of Public Health interventions with regard to aspects of equality in the fields of prevention, health promotion, and health care.
The department comprises two interdisciplinary units (Applied Health Intervention Research and Social Epidemiology).
The scientific base of the research activities and transfer services is a population based approach which utilizes findings from risk factor research, or alternatively conducts own research on these factors.
Main Research Areas of the Department
The Social Epidemiology Unit focusses on the topic "Diversity and Health" with regard to migration, ageing, and sex/gender. We examine e.g. cancer among persons with migrant background, physical activity in older persons, and issues of equality of care in prevention and therapy.
Moreover, we conduct methods research aimed at the improvement of recruiting groups which are difficult to access for epidemiological research.
Regarding intervention research, we are particularly interested in evidence-based concepts of interventions for prevention and health promotion. Diet, physical activity, and substance use are our main fields of application. E- and M-health approaches for prevention are examined systematically. Adding to that, we keep up a long tradition in science based counselling and support of social institutions such as child day care centers or senior citizens' homes with particular regard to nutritional and hygiene concepts.
The Department Prevention and Evaluation carries out its own reviews and methodological work in the context of Evidence Based Public Health and is one of the founders of the International Cochrane Public Health Europe (CPHE) group.
Many of the department's scientists are actively involved in the Leibniz ScienceCampus Digital Public Health (spokesperson: Hajo Zeeb).
In terms of interdepartmental research the department coordinates the following researchs areas:
- Occupational, radiation, and environmental epidemiology (ORE)
The department holds particular expertise in exploring health effects of ionizing and UV radiation for the general public and for distinct groups (patients, individuals with occupational radiation exposure) which is reflected by international cooperations e.g. with the University od Nagasaki/ Japan.
- Physical activity research (PAR)
- Epidemiology of ageing, among others in cooperation with the Leibniz Research Alliance "Health Ageing".
Cross-departmental working groups
The list shows only projects for which the department has the main scientific responsibility. It only includes those projects that are currently running or that ended less than a year ago. The entries are sorted alphabetically.
- Activity promotion via schools
- Addiction in the brain: Ethically sound implementation in governance
- Eating healthy made easy - Developing ways to support a healthy diet for people with mental disabilities in residential homes
- Framework for evidence-based interventions to promote health literacy in an occupational rehabilitation setting
- Knowledge in nutrition of parents of Bremen preschoolers - Module 2
- Leibniz Living Lab - Gesundheitswerkstatt Osterholz
- Leibniz ScienceCampus Bremen - Digital Public Health
- Mental health and gender: Development and evaluation of a digital intervention for health promotion among informal caregivers
- Physical activity and health equity: primary prevention for healthy ageing (AEQUIPA II)
- PRESENT - Primary prevention and health promotion reseach networks coodination
- Primary prevention early in life: effects of the Pro Kind intervention in adolescence.
- Promotion of healthy nutrition in city-run day care facilities in Bremen - KiTa Bremen
- Promotion of healthy nutrition in day care facilities of the Protestant church in Bremen
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