The University of Bremen is represented by the Leibniz-Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie – BIPS. The University of Bremen is involved in the Institut für Public Health und Pflegeforschung, the SOCIUM - Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, the Kompetenzzentrum für Klinische Studien Bremen, the Institut für Psychologie and the Institut für Informations-, Gesundheits-, und Medizinrecht.
One of the key strengths of the University of Bremen is its close cooperation with extramural institutions. Within the high profile area of Health Sciences university researchers cooperate closely with the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, and in addition to teaching also collaborate on several joint scientific projects. Common research activities include major projects such as the Leibniz ScienceCampus Digital Public Health, the consortium project AEQUIPA, the IDEFICS Study (2006-2012) and its follow-on project I.Family. This cooperation is crucial for the further development of the high-profile area, and its consolidation within an institutional framework is envisaged for the near future.

Wolfgang AhrensBIPS – Dep. Epidemiological Methods and Etiological Research
Ulrike HaugBIPS – Dep. Clinical Epidemiology
Iris PigeotBIPS – Dep. Biometry and Data Management (Scientific Director)
Hajo ZeebBIPS – Dep. Prevention and Evaluation
Heinz RothgangSOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, Dep. Health, Long-term Care and Pensions
Karin BammannIPP – Working Group Epidemiology of Demographic Change
Birte Berger-HögerIPP – Dep. Pflegewissenschaftliche Evaluations- und Implementierungsforschung
Gabriele BolteIPP – Dep. Social Epidemiology
Ingrid Darmann-FinckIPP – Dep. Qualification and Curriculum Research
Ansgar GerhardusIPP – Dep. Health Services Research
Wolf RogowskiIPP – Dep. Health Care Management
Henning Schmidt-SemischIPP – Dep. Health and Society
Benjamin SchüzIPP – Dep. Prevention and Health Promotion
Karin Wolf-OstermannIPP – Dep. Nursing Science Research
Werner BrannathFB 3 – Applied Statistics and Biometrics,
Competence Center for Clinical Trials
Benedikt BuchnerFB 6 – Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law
Nina HeinrichsFB 11 - Department of Psychology, WG Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

The following institutes and scientific institutions are involved in the high-profile area of Health Sciences:

The Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) specialises in the field of healthcare, healthcare provision and nursing research. In addition to science and research, staff at the IPP is also involved in facilitating practice transfer and policy advice.

The Health, Long-Term Care and Pensions Department at SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (formerly ZeS) makes substantial contributions to the high-profile area including economic evaluations of current health policy reforms and international comparative healthcare system research.

The Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS GmbH investigates the whole spectrum of epidemiological research. Four departments examine the aetiology of disease and draw up, implement and evaluate prevention measures in order to derive recommendations for practical application and policy measures.

The Bremen Competence Center for Clinical Trials (KKSB) is an institute jointly run by the University of Bremen and the clinical centre “Bremen-Mitte”, who have a framework agreement on scientific cooperation. The Competence Center offers medical practitioners as well as natural scientists and healthcare researchers involved in clinical or healthcare research the infrastructure and know-how for carrying out trials and studies. The Center’s own research focuses on methodological questions concerning research design and the biometrical evaluation of clinical trials.

The Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law (IGMR) concerns itself with legal science, practice and policy issues concerning the regulation of health and information law. Work at the IGMR comprises knowledge transfer, practical cooperation, the organisation of events, and scientific consultancy services for policymakers and associations on current issues relating to health and information law.

Other WSP participants come from the Department of Psychology.