Research at the Institute of Public Health

Research at the Institute of Public Health focuses on

  • Epidemiology (renal, cardiovascular, neuro)
  • Health services research
  • Science research.

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Public Health

In recent decades, scientists have successfully identified many risk factors for diseases and identified causes of the spread of diseases. Now the causal relationships are shifting into the spotlight of public and population health research. Factors that affect health usually do not occur in isolation but are causally linked.

One important research topic at the Institute of Public Health is aging. Aging is a topic that covers aspects of health services research, prevention, epidemiology and methodology.

The epidemiologic research at IPH focuses on nephrology, the cardiovascular system and neurology. By contrast, the health services research at IPH concentrates on the systems, structures and patient-oriented outcomes of the health care system.

Key Research Areas of the Institute of Public Health in Berlin

Recent Publications

January - December 2017

Hormonal contraceptives and risk of ischemic stroke in women with migraine: a consensus statement from the European Headache Federation (EHF) and the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC)
Simona Sacco, Gabriele S. Merki-Feld, Karen Lehrmann Ægidius, Johannes Bitzer, Marianne Canonico, Tobias Kurth, Christian Lampl, Øjvind Lidegaard, E. Anne MacGregor, Antoinette MaassenVanDenBrink, Dimos-Dimitrios Mitsikostas, Rossella Elena Nappi, George Ntaios, Per Morten Sandset, Paolo Martelletti, and on behalf of the European Headache Federation (EHF) and the European Society of
Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC)
The Journal of Headache and Pain, 2017, DOI 10.1186/s10194-017-0815-1

Effect of a Website That Presents Patients’ Experiences on Self-Efficacy and Patient Competence of Colorectal Cancer Patients: Web-Based Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13.10.17 in Vol 19, No 10 (2017)

NRG Oncology/National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Decision-Making Project-1 Results: Decision Making in Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
Christine Holmberg, Hanna Bandos, Angela Fagerlin, Therese B. Bevers, Tracy A. Battaglia, D. Lawrence Wickerham and Worta J. McCaskill-Stevens
Cancer Prev Res; 1–10. 4.10.2017

Vollständiger Artikel in American Association for Cancer Research Publications

Deciding on breast cancer risk reduction: The role of counseling in individual decisionmaking – A qualitative study
Sarah B. Blakeslee, Worta McCaskill-Stevens, Patricia A. Parkerc, Christine M. Gunn, Hanna Bandos, Therese B. Bevers, Tracy A. Battaglia, Angela Fagerlin, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Christine Holmberg
Vollständiger Artikel in Patient Education and Counseling

Exploring Explanatory Models of Risk in Breast Cancer Risk Counseling Discussions: NSABP/NRG Oncology Decision-Making Project 1
Gunn CM1, Bokhour B, Parker VA, Parker PA, Blakeslee S, Bandos H, Holmberg C.
Vollständiger Artikel in Pubmed

NRG Oncology/National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Decision-Making Project-1 Results: Decision Making in Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
Christine Holmberg, Hanna Bandos, Angela Fagerlin, Therese B. Bevers, Tracy A. Battaglia, D. Lawrence Wickerham and Worta J. McCaskill-Stevens
Cancer Prev Res; 1–10.

Vollständiger Artikel in American Association for Cancer Research Publications

Politics of Vaccination. A global history
Christine Holmberg, senior researcher at the Institute of Public Health, together with Paul Greenough from the University of Iowa, and Stuart Blume, University of Amsterdam.

Physician cooperation in outpatient cancer care. An amplified secondary analysis of qualitative interview data
J. Engler
, C. Güthlin, A. Dahlhaus, E. Kojima, J. Müller-Nordhorn, L. Weißbach, C. Holmberg

Completed projects (selection)

Projectname Category
A Study to Evaluate Different Decision-Making Approaches Used by Women Known to be at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer (DMP-1) Health Services Research
Epidemiologische Risiko-Scores als Instrumente des Wissenstransfers Science Studies
Krankheitsvorstellungen und Krankheitserfahrungen von Ovarialkarzinompatientinnen Health Services Research
Berufsprofil und Arbeitsfelder der Diätassistentinnen und Diätassistenten in Deutschland Health Services Research
Sozialpolitische Entwicklungen und die Einführung neuer medizinischer Praktiken Science Studies
Medizinische Versorgung von Menschen ohne legalen Aufenthaltsstatus in Berlin. Eine Befragung von Ärzt/innen in Berlin Health Services Research
Evaluation des Projektes "Unsere Kommune ist demenzfreundlich" Versorgungsforschung
Evaluation des Projektes "Menschen mit Demenz in der Kommune - Achtsamkeit und seelsorgerische Begleitung für Menschen mit Demenz" Health Services Research
Gesundheitsförderung durch Empowerment von Frauen im Setting Stadtteil – Evaluation des Projekts Stadtteilmütter in Berlin-Kreuzberg Health Services Research
Biobanks and the communication of risk knowledge: Interventions by researchers, practioners and artists Science Studies

Research database

For more details please use the Charité research database.