Umeå Universitet


Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå Centre for global Health Research, Umeå International School of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.


The research portfolio at the Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health is wide ranging – in scope, methods and geography – and is organised under the umbrella of the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research.

We arrange our research interests into five themes. The five themes outline their programmes in more detail separately, but their main areas of work are:

Theme I:        Epidemiological transitions

Theme II:      Life-course perspectives on health interventions

Theme III:    Strengthening primary health care: the roles of rights, ethics and economic analyses

Theme IV:     Gender and health

Theme V:      Climate change and global health

The Centre as a whole has a strong emphasis on moving towards global health equity through research and capacity building. We collaborate with a large number of universities and other institutions around the world, many in low- and middle-income countries. We also host the editorial function of Global Health Action, an open-access on-line journal which has published articles on a huge variety of global health topics.


Umeå International School offers education on basic, advanced and research education levels.

We offer both a one year (60 credits) and a two year (120 credits) master programme in public health. From autumn 2015 we also offer a two year public health programme with a  specialization in health economics. Our programmes include a number of courses on global health conditions, on health systems analysis, on the relations between social conditions and health and on the methods that you need to carry out public health work. Our courses can also be taken as single courses and consist of 3-6 weeks involving compulsory attendance and face-to-face teaching in Umeå.

The Umeå International School of Public Health offers PhD opportunities in four subjects, namely: ‘Epidemiology and Public Health’, ‘Public Health’, ‘Family Medicine and Epidemiology’ and ‘Global Health’. Our unit is involved in research and research training in collaboration with a number of universities, departments and NGOs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States, which is an important part of our international profile.


Head of the Unit: Anneli Ivarsson,

UCGHR Director: Peter Byass,

Study director MPH program: Kjerstin Dahlblom,

Study director research training: Anna-Karin Hurtig,

Administration: Karin Johansson,

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