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.
Information on current projects and participating researchers can be found via the following links to the websites of the respective institutes:
- Current projects of the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP)
- Current Projects of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS
- Current Projects of the Health, Long-Term Care and Pensions Department of SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality & Social Policy
- Current Projects of the Bremen Competence Center for Clinical Trials (KKSB)
- Current Projects of the Institute for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapie
- Research Projects of the Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law (IGMR)
- AEQUIPA: Physical activity and health equity: primary prevention for healthy ageing (BIPS, IPP, SOCIUM);
- ready to change (BIPS, IPP, SOCIUM together with Gesundheitswirtschaft Nordwest e.V., OFFIS)
- promote (BIPS together with TU Chemnitz, JU Bremen, OFFIS, Jade Hochschule)
- outdoor active (IPP)
- technology (SOCIUM together with OFFIS, University of Oldenburg, Jade Hochschule)
- afoot (IPP together with TU Dortmund)
- equal (IPP, BIPS)
- CPHE: Cochrane Public Health Europe (BIPS, IPP)
- Risk Reduction of hospital admissions for people with dementia in shared-housing arrangements (IPP, KKSB, SOCIUM)
- Evaluation of Breast Cancer Mortality of the German Mammography Screening Program (Evaluation of Mortality) (BIPS, SOCIUM)
- FORESIGHT. Framework for evidence-based interventions to promote health literacy in the setting of vocational reintegration (BIPS, IPP)
- Framework for evidence-based interventions to promote health literacy in an occupational rehabilitation setting (BIPS, IPP)
- Leibniz ScienceCampus Digital Public Health (BIPS, IPP, KKSB, SOCIUM, together with Fraunhofer MEVIS, the departments 3, 6 and 9 of the University of Bremen)
- PIZ: Nursing Innovation Center (IPP, SOCIUM)
- Longtermcare in Germany during COVID-19-pandemic - a cross-sectional study (IPP, SOCIUM)
- EBPH: Research Group for Evidence-Based Public Health (BIPS, IPP)
- ExMo: Pilot Study on Expert Standard for “Maintaining and Promoting Mobility in Long-Term Care“ (IPP, SOCIUM)
- Homern: Hospitalisierung und Notaufnahmebesuche von Pflegeheimbewohnern: Häufigkeit, Ursachen und Entwickeln einer Intervention zur Verbesserung der Versorgung (IPP, SOCIUM)
- IMREN: Inadequate medication in nursing home residents with chronic renal failure (IPP, SOCIUM)
- INAWO: Forms of outpatient care in nursing homes and innovative housing options for people in need of care (SOCIUM, IPP)
- MADRIC: IT-gestütztes Monitoring von unerwünschten Arzneimittelwirkungen in der stationären Altenpflege (IPP, SOCIUM)
- MoPIP: Pilot Testing Project on Benchmark Standards for Inpatient Care (IPP, SOCIUM, KKSB, IGMR)
- MVP-STAT: Needs-Based Provision of Medical Care to Nursing Home Residents (SOCIUM, IPP, KKSB)
- Standard personnel planning in long-term care (SOCIUM, KKSB, IPP, together with artec, iaw)
- ZEBRA Mach II: Feasibility Study for the Evaluation of Breast Cancer Associated Mortality in the German Mammography Screening Program (SOCIUM, BIPS)
|Wolfgang Ahrens||BIPS – Dep. Epidemiological Methods and Etiological Research|
|Ulrike Haug||BIPS – Dep. Clinical Epidemiology|
|Iris Pigeot||BIPS – Dep. Biometry and Data Management (Scientific Director)|
|Hajo Zeeb||BIPS – Dep. Prevention and Evaluation|
|Heinz Rothgang||SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, Dep. Health, Long-term Care and Pensions|
|Karin Bammann||IPP – Working Group Epidemiology of Demographic Change|
|Birte Berger-Höger||IPP – Dep. Pflegewissenschaftliche Evaluations- und Implementierungsforschung|
|Gabriele Bolte||IPP – Dep. Social Epidemiology|
|Ingrid Darmann-Finck||IPP – Dep. Qualification and Curriculum Research|
|Ansgar Gerhardus||IPP – Dep. Health Services Research|
|Wolf Rogowski||IPP – Dep. Health Care Management|
|Henning Schmidt-Semisch||IPP – Dep. Health and Society|
|Benjamin Schüz||IPP – Dep. Prevention and Health Promotion|
|Karin Wolf-Ostermann||IPP – Dep. Nursing Science Research|
|Werner Brannath||FB 3 – Applied Statistics and Biometrics,|
Competence Center for Clinical Trials
|Benedikt Buchner||FB 6 – Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law|
|Nina Heinrichs||FB 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.