Health Services Research

Abteilung für Versorgungsforschung Juni 2023

Welcome to the pages of the Department of Health Services Research. We invite you to inform yourself about our main areas of work and teaching offers.


Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. Ansgar Gerhardus
Phone: +49 421 218-68800

Nicole Hehde
Phone: +49 421 218-68802

Grazer Straße 4
28359 Bremen


Our goal is

to develop theoretical, conceptual and methodological foundations for health services research and to contribute to evidence-based improvements in health care for practitioners.

Our research

We work in multidisciplinary and (inter)national projects focusing on evidence-based, patient-oriented and practice-relevant research. Here you can find more information about our publications and projects.

Our teaching

With a variety of different courses, we teach in the Public Health/ Health Science (BA and MA) programs at the Department 11 Human - and Health Sciences. We supervise bachelor and master theses and doctoral dissertations.

Our focuses


Good health care provides appropriate solutions to the needs and goals of very different people. Not every health intervention that seems reasonable at first glance leads to the desired effects.


Patient participation and orientation:

Patients and their diverse needs are at the centre of healthcare. Taking these into account contributes to needs-orientated and equitable care. Active patient involvement enables patients to help shape research. We show how this can be achieved in a handout on patient involvement. More...

Practical relevance:

Health services research should lead to an improvement in people's health. For this purpose, it is important that problems from everyday health care are taken up by research.


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Overview of members of the Health Services Research Department.

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Overview of awards/nominations of the Health Services Research Department.

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Overview of the projects of the Health Services Research Department.


Overview of the publications of the Health Services Research Department.

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Overview of presentations/posters from the Health Services Research Department.