The centre advances public health through knowledge development and research on public health, disease prevention and health care. The centre provides knowledge on preventing major health problems, the options for preventing these problems, and the care required.

For instance, the centre assesses the health risks of overweight, life style factors such as nutrition and physical activity, and exposure to substances in foods. To this end, epidemiological studies and integrated risk assessment are carried out, which take into consideration a range of impacts and types of exposure. Research is carried out on the impact and the cost effectiveness of preventive measures, innovations in health care, and changes to the health care system.

Key expertise

  • Monitoring life style and health
  • Exposure to chemical substances
  • Food safety
  • Food consumption
  • Nutrition and health
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Health care quality
  • Disease prevention quality of health care
  • Health economics