The Department of Epidemiology consists of the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Research in the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology focuses on the burden of and risk factors for chronic diseases, in particular cancer, cardiovascular and lung diseases as well as mental health. This includes not only questions of “classical” disease risk factors, but also aspects of health care utilization and quality of life.
The Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is concerned with the interactions of work and environment with human health and disease in research, clinical and teaching activities. There is a focus on allergological and lung diseases. The division is situated at both the EBPI and the University Hospital Zurich.