Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research
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Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research

Prof. Eva A. Rehfuess, BA MA(Oxon) PhD, took over the head of the department on October 1st, 2018.

The Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research belongs to the Insitute of Medical Information Processing, Biometry, and Epidemiology (IBE) at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich.

The Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research consits of three multidisciplinary research units: Evidence-based Public Health, Health Resorts - Health Services Research and Research Unit for Biopsychosocial Health are established. Both units have been leading innovative research projects in the fields of Health Services Research and Public Health with the major goal of improving the health and well-being of clinical populations and the general population.

The Evidence-based Public Health Research Unit is a multidisciplinary international team. Their mission is to undertake a broad range of conceptual, methodological and applied research in primary research as well as evidence synthesis, often linked with explicit engagement of the policy-and-practice community.

Our multidisciplinary Research Unit for Biopsychosocial Health is part of the ICF Research Branch, a cooperation partner within the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) in Germany (at DIMDI), and understands health thus as an outcome of a health condition and features of the environment, as proposed in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Our research unit is therefore committed to both seeking for a comprehensive understanding of the ‘lived experience’ of functioning and disability, and to implementing this understanding in the health care of different groups of patients and settings through multidisciplinary research.

The Health Resort and Health Services Research Unit is designing, evaluating and testing different health promotion programs in the context of primary and secondary prevention in different health resorts. The second main research task is engaged into the scientific research of medicial climatology, where forest therapy is gaining more and more importance.