Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr.
Hans-Helmut König Olaf von dem Knesebeck
The Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics is part of the Center for Psychosocial Medicine of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. The department has two chairs: Prof. Dr. Olaf von dem Knesebeck holds the chair for Medical Sociology, and Prof. Dr. Hans-Helmut König holds the chair for Health Services Research and Health Economics. The department is divided into three sections: Medical Sociology, Social Medicine, and Health Economics. The main responsibilities of the department are teaching and research, with a primary focus on "Health Care Research".
The research activities of the department are divided into three sections:
Teaching activities in Medicine include lectures, courses and seminars in Medical Sociology and Health Economics. In addition, the department is involved in the practical course for exploring careers in medicine, gives two integrated seminars (Liver Cirrhosis and Sudden Hearing Loss).
Our department offers consulting services for community, state and federal social service providers (primarily health insurance funds). They take the form of expert opinions, expert reports, contract research, serving on advisory boards and continuing education courses.
The department has 30 employees, of whom 25 are scientific researchers.