Disease Etiology and Research Methodology

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.

What we do

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.

Who we are

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. 

Meet Associate Professor
Morten Overgaard

How and why do statistical methods work? And can we develop new, suitable methods for specific situations? These questions interest Associate Professor Morten Overgaard.

Meet Professor
Vivi Schlünssen

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.