Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research

Language Selection

Breadcrumb Navigation


Research Unit Evidence-based Public Health

Lead: Prof. Dr. Eva Rehfuess

The working group focuses on key concepts and methods in public health and how they are applied in practice – both in research and in teaching. One focus is on the development, implementation and evaluation of population-based public health interventions. We collect data, analyze routine data and produce systematic reviews, working at local, national and international levels. To ensure the transfer of research findings, we work closely with policy and practice actors wherever possible.

Research areas

  • Global Health
  • Air Pollution
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Public Mental Health
  • Public Health Service
More about our research areas

Methodological focus

  • Public health as a complex system
  • Systematic reviews and guidelines
  • Non-randomised study designs for the evaluation of interventions
  • Qualitative methods and mixed method approaches
  • Implementation science and knowledge transfer

More about our methods