Global Health

Welcome to the Global Health Department!

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Contact details:

Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. Melanie Böckmann
Tel: +49 421 218-68680

Administrative Office:
Sandra Bojahr
Tel.: +49 421 218-68676

Grazer Straße 2
28359 Bremen

Why Global Health?

The topic of Global Health has become an integral part of the health science research and political landscape in Germany. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, global connections and mutual dependency can no longer be disputed. A variety of important topics such as climate change, migration, infectious diseases, but also global processes such as recruitment of health professionals, easy access to vaccines and medication, health risks of workplaces in countries, which produce goods for the German market, or political approaches to a “global health architecture”: all of these topics matter in Global Health. On the scientific side, unequal access to third-party funds and high-impact publication opportunities are additional disadvantages for researchers from the Global South.

The professorship "Global Health" will address these and other topics. Initially, we will focus particularly on the areas of global adaptation to climate change and global tobacco control and use. In the future, the department will also work on other topics.

Teaching focus

We offer courses as part of the Public Health - Health Sciences, B.A. and Public Health - Health Promotion & Prevention, M.A. program. The majority of courses are available in English. We also supervise theses and doctoral degrees in the subject area. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested.

Here you will find a list of topics for possible BA or MA theses.


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Dept. of Global Health of the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research offers summer academy for Bremen School Students

Workshop "Global Health - The Importance of Health Worldwide" for Bremen School Students

Prof. Dr. Melanie Böckmann
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New to the IPP: Prof. Dr. Melanie Böckmann

Prof. Dr. Melanie Böckmann has been the appointed Professor of Global Health at the University of Bremen since February 1st, 2023 and spokesperson for the Department of Global Health at the Institute of Public Health and Nursing.

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Members of the Global Health Department

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Projects of the Global Health Department

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Publications of the Global Health Department