Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research
Prof. Eva A. Rehfuess took over the head of the department on October 1st, 2018.
At the Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research two multidisciplinary research units - 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.
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.