For example, the field examines how lifestyles and the environment contribute to the development or prevention of chronic diseases; or which health promotion measures are most effective and efficient. Particular attention is paid to questions of equity in healthcare. A further focus is on the relationship between health and the aging process. The overall goal is to gain fundamental insights for the preservation and improvement of health.
Current issues relating to pandemic developments are also a research focus. These range from questions of virology and epidemiology to resilience and follow-up research. In addition, an AI Center for Health Care is being built in the U Bremen Research Alliance with the support of the State of Bremen. Besides that, the alliance partners work closely together in the Leibniz ScienceCampus Digital Public Health.
The U Bremen Research Alliance partners Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS, Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS and the University of Bremen cooperate closely in this high-profile area “Health Sciences”.