The ambition of the Department of Social Medicine is to conduct and disseminate high quality research in the field of public health, health promotion and health services research.
We study at the health of populations and we are particularly concerned with specific groups such as migrants or those with low education. We aim to understand how the health of people is influenced by social and environmental factors, how preventive policies and programs could improve their health, and how health care services could be more responsive to their needs.
|Prof.dr. Anton Kunst||Preventive policies and trends in population health|
|Prof.dr. Karien Stronks||Complexity and dynamics underlying health inequalities|
|Dr. Janneke Harting||Health promotion for disadvantaged populations|
|Dr. Tanja Vrijkotte||Early origins of overweight and cardiovascular functions|
|Dr. Irene van Valkengoed||Social inequalities in cardiovascular health|
|Dr. Mary Nicolaou||Social and cultural epidemiology of dietary behaviour|
|Dr. Mirjam Fransen||Health care and prevention for individuals with low health literacy|
|Dr. Jeanine Suurmond||Equity and responsiveness in care for underserved groups|
|Dr. Dionne Kringos||Development of primary care systems in changing contexts|
|Prof.dr. Johan Legemaate / Dr. Corette Ploem||Health Law|