Identifying causes of diseases is a prerequisite for later disease prevention. Methods for design and analysis of observational and experimental epidemiological studies must be continuously developed.
In a lifecourse perspective we explore lifestyle, environmental exposures and genetic susceptibility important in fertility and reproduction and causes of diseases of major public health concern as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes. We develop epidemiological and biostatistical research methodology focusing on new aspects of study design and on new methods to optimise dataanalyses.
This research area consists of four research units: Arctic Health and Molecular Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environment, Occupation & Health. Furthermore a number of research groups within the research units specialise in selected sub-areas such as Human Exposure Chamber Studies, Vaccination Epidemiology and Diet & Lifestyle.
How and why do statistical methods work? And can we develop new, suitable methods for specific situations? These questions interest Associate Professor Morten Overgaard.
How does the external environment, e.g. pollen, the place we grew up in, or air pollution affect our health? Professor Vivi Schlünssen seeks to answer this question.