Cluster in Social Epidemiology – University of Copenhagen

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Cluster in Social Epidemiology

The research cluster in social epidemiology (EPISOC) aims to strengthen the interdisciplinary study of the social causes and consequences of cardiovascular disease, mental disorders and oral health. Studies carried out as part of the cluster focus on the genetic, biological and behavioural mechanisms in the causal pathway.

The Copenhagen area offers unique opportunities for carrying out clinical research. Firstly, the city's infrastructure, which includes biobanks and clinical and socio-demographic databases, makes it possible for researchers to link biological information across multiple generations. Secondly, there is synergistic collaboration between the strong research centres in the cluster. Thirdly, there is a large number of highly qualified young researchers at the research institutions in the area.

The cluster is aligned with the Danish Graduate School of Public Health Science, headed by Professor, Finn Diderichsen.

The Cluster in Social Epidemiology consists of 14 senior scientists from the Department of Public Health, Department of Odontology, National Institute of Public Health, The Research Centre for Prevention and Health (Copenhagen County), Institute of Preventive Medicine (Copenhagen University Hospital) and Bispebjerg Hospital.

No additional funding is awarded to the cluster by the Faculty.

Cluster leader: Associate professor Merete Osler
Tel:  +45 3532 7997
Email: M.Osler@socmed.ku.dk