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The Institute of Public Health in Berlin

The Institute of Public Health is committed to improving public health at local, national and global levels through research and teaching in public health.

The Institute is part of the Center for Human and Health Sciences of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and is headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. Tobias Kurth.

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About the Institute of Public Health

Research and teaching in Public Health and Epidemiology are the main pillars of the institute.
Researchers at the Institute of Public Health (IPH) transfer scientific findings into evidence-based and sustainable approaches to improve population health. The main research areas of the institute are

  • Renal, neurological and cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Health Services research
  • Methods and Meta Research

The Institute of Public Health offers various teaching modules for master and doctoral students as well as for professionals. Master programs in public health and epidemiology are offered by the Berlin School of Public Health, which is closely linked to the Institute of Public Health. Please visit the webpages of the Berlin School of Public Health for more information.

The Institute of Public Health is partner in a large network. German-French projects are carried out by the Center Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin, which is located at the institute.

International Network of the Institute

The network includes among others:

  • Robert Koch-Institut
  • Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
  • British Medical Journal, London, UK
  • Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin, Campus Paris, France
  • Department of Clinical Research in Neurology of the University of Bari at “Pia Fondazione Card G. Panico“ Hospital, Tricase, Italy
  • Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall i.T., Austria
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
  • Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France
  • University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • University of California, San Francisco, CA