The Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy contributes to the development of academic scholarship in individual and population health, functioning and well-being, and aims at strengthening health systems and services at the macro, meso, and micro level. The department is active in eight key research areas:

  • Health Communication: communication for person-centered care and policy
  • Health Information: strengthening standardized reporting of health information
  • Health and Social Behavior: the interaction of health and behavior
  • Health Economics: incentives for better decision-making
  • Health Systems and Services: improving the response of the health system to people’s health needs
  • Evidence-Informed Policy-Making: from research to the enhancement of practice
  • Epidemiology of Functioning, Disability and Health: understanding the lived experience of health