The Epidemiological Research Group

Ragnhild Falk
Group leader

In the Epidemiological Research Group we focus on research within the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics. Our research aims to increase knowledge about the causes of disease and encompasses clinical research as well as biostatistical methodology.

We are involved in various types of epidemiology such as applied and clinical epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, environmental and occupational epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, molecular epidemiology and precision medicine, pharmacoepidemiology and screening epidemiology. In addition, we do research on epidemiological methods. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with colleagues in medicine, public health and methodology, both nationally and internationally.

Epidemiology is defined as the study of the occurrence and distribution of health-related events, states and processes in specified populations, including the study of the determinants influencing such processes, and the application of this knowledge to control relevant health problems (Porta, 2014).