|Department Chair||Prof. Dr. Olaf von dem Knesebeck|
|Department Vice Chair||
Dr. Christopher Kofahl
The research activities of the Department of Medical Sociology are divided into five working-groups:
The Department of Medical Sociology is involved in the new medical curriculum "iMed" of the Medical Faculty. Among the topics are: "doctor-patient-relationship", "social determinants of health and illness", "demography", "basic principles of science and empirical research", "self-help", "handling medical errors" and "exploring different occupations in medicine".
Our department offers consulting services for community, state and federal social service providers (primarily health insurance funds) as well as for patient and self-help organisations. They take the form of expert opinions, expert reports, contract research, serving on advisory boards and continuing education courses.
The department has 20 employees.