Prevention and Health Promotion

Gruppenbild Abteilung Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention
Department of Prevention and Health Promotion

Welcome to the website of the Department of Prevention and Health Promotion. We invite you to learn more about our research and teaching activities.

Contact details

Head of the Department:
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schüz
Phone: +49 421 218-68833

Inga Schachtebeck-Schunn
Phone: +49 421 218-68831

Grazer Straße 4
28359 Bremen


Our teaching focus

The department is primarily involved in teaching for the BA Public Health / Health Sciences and the Master's programme Public Health / Health Promotion.

We supervise bachelor's and master's theses and dissertations in all of our research areas.

Our main research areas

Prevention and health promotion are key elements of a sustainable health policy. However, heterogeneous approaches are hidden behind these terms. In our department, we investigate and develop the content and conditions of effective disease prevention and health promotion interventions. In particular, we study the interactions between individual factors influencing health and health behaviour and environmental factors, such as care structures or resources in the immediate geographical environment. We also take a life course perspective and are interested in social inequalities.