Main thematic research areas

Main thematic research areas

Nutrition and physical activity

Unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity are leading risk factors for premature death and disease in Germany, Europe and the world. Our research activities focus on population-level interventions to address these challenges, including a Cochrane Review on sugar-sweetened beverage interventions, the piloting of the private sector module of the INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support) framework in Europe and the application of the INFORMAS Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) in Germany.

Global health

All team members share a keen interest in global health, and we put this into action through cooperation with partner institutions in low- and middle-income countries, in particular through the Collaboration for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+). Our global health portfolio also includes projects on household air pollution, other environmental health risks and maternal and child health.