Prevention and Evaluation

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) and the associated research group for Evidence-Based Public Health.
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 unit Social Epidemiology 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.

At this time, the department is co-editor of a Frontiers Research Topic regarding "Social Inequities in Cancer", further details may be retrieved from here.

Regarding intervention research we are particularly interested in evidence-based concepts of interventions for prevention and health promotion. Diet, physical activitiy, 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.

In the scope of the German Universities Excellence Initiative a collaborative research group was established in cooperation with the University of Bremen. The research group is closely associated with the departmen. Together with the IPP of the University of Bremen, the department is a founding member of the international Cochrane Public Health Europe (CPHE) group.

In terms of interdepartmental research the department coordinates the following researchs areas:

Units and research groups

Cross-departmental working groups

Current projects

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.

Staff

Adjei, Nicholas
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56943
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
adjei(at)leibniz-bips.de

Atens-Kahlenberg, Wiebke von
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56910
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atens(at)leibniz-bips.de

Brand, Tilman, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56917
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
brand(at)leibniz-bips.de

Brandes, Mirko, PD Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56905
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brandes(at)leibniz-bips.de

Bücking, Brigitte
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56909
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buecking(at)leibniz-bips.de

Dreger, Steffen
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56982
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
dreger(at)leibniz-bips.de

Forberger, Sarah, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56907
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
forberger(at)leibniz-bips.de

Gansefort, Dirk
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56915
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
gansefort(at)leibniz-bips.de

Gencer, Hande
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56911
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
gencer(at)leibniz-bips.de

Hein, Edda
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56900
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
hein(at)leibniz-bips.de

Hübner, Wiebke
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56918
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
huebner(at)leibniz-bips.de

Jahn, Ingeborg, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56904
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
jahn(at)leibniz-bips.de

Kebede, Mihiretu
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56916
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kebede(at)leibniz-bips.de

Müllmann, Saskia
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56914
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muellmann(at)leibniz-bips.de

Ochterbeck, Doris
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56925
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
ochterbeck(at)leibniz-bips.de

Peters, Manuela
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56924
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
mpeters(at)leibniz-bips.de

Samkange-Zeeb, Florence, Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56981
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56901
samkange(at)leibniz-bips.de

Seuring, Till, Ph. D.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56923
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seuring(at)leibniz-bips.de

Strube, Helga
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56908
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
strube(at)leibniz-bips.de

Wichmann, Frauke
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56906
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-5641
wichmann(at)leibniz-bips.de

Zeeb, Hajo, Prof. Dr.
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-56902
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56941
zeeb(at)leibniz-bips.de