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About us Medical Sciences Research Epidemiology
University Medical Center Groningen

Epidemiology Groningen:

Life course epidemiology of cancer, pulmonary-, digestive system -and cardiovascular diseases.

The Department of Epidemiology conducts scientific research, provides training, and offers expertise and facilities to support clinical research.

Epidemiologic research is central to our department: Studying the occurrence of a disease outcome in a population in relation to it’s determinants. Determinants include predictive as well as causal factors, whereas outcome variables contain the broad spectrum of (other) risk factors, diseases, course of a disease, burden of disease and (health care) costs. Medical statistics, Patient-centered HTA, decision analysis and bioinformatics are important disciplines for epidemiologic research and form an integral part of the department.

The overall focus of the department is on “Life course epidemiology of chronic diseases”. Research is organised in four disease areas: Chronic pulmonary diseases, Cardiovascular diseases, Digestive system diseases and Cancer. Within and between these areas we have a particular interest in co-morbidity and application in clinical practice.

Under mission and organization you will find more information on the thematic focus of the Department and our scientific expertise. (Future) bachelor, master en PhD students are invited to take a look at the information on epidemiological training. Research support is offered by the section Research Data Support. You can meet the individuals that make up the Department on the staff pages.

Welcome to our department!

Visiting address, contact details:

Postal address

Visiting address

E-mail address


PO Box 30.001

Hanzeplein 1


9700 RB Groningen

9713 GZ Groningen

Tel +31 50 361 0738/9

Zusterhuis, entrance 27/29, floor 1.B and 2.B.
Last modified:20 February 2020 4.49 p.m.