Why do some people live long and healthy lives while others don’t? How important are life style factors, genetic factors, family environment, socio-economic conditions and chance?
At the research unit of Epidemiology we study human development and aging and the link between them, using data from large Danish population-based surveys. The Danish health registers and The Danish Twin Registry are valuable resources in the study of gene-environment interactions in human development and aging.
Epidemiology: Networks and education
The Epidemiology Unit is part of several cross-disciplinary research teams that combine methods from epidemiology, genetics, statistics, bioinformatics and demography.
Together with the Department of Biostatistics we are responsible for the teaching of epidemiology and biostatistics to medical students as well as students of Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Rehabilitation, and Biomechanics. We also run a series of courses in epidemiology and statistics at the PhD-program at Faculty of Health Sciences.
The unit includes