Center for Health Care Reseach and Public Health

The two scientific disciplines of health care research and public health research are located at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) at the Center for Health Care Research and Public Health (CHCR & PH). The CHCR & PH aims to establish and promote stable and internationally competitive structures at the UKE and the University of Hamburg. Founded in 2006, it has grown steadily and is the central contact point for health services research and public health projects in the Hamburg metropolitan region.

The CHCR & PH has an interdisciplinary and cross-faculty structure. This is reflected in the member institutions, the projects carried out and the high ranking of the publications.
One focus of the CHCR & PH is regional health services research. For this purpose, an innovative, stable network with important institutions and actors of the Hamburg health care landscape has been built up over the last 10 years.

Hamburg Network for Health Services Research

  • Health Care Research
  • Health Care Research

    Health services research is an interdisciplinary field of research that, starting from the patient and population perspective and against the background of complex contextual conditions, examines the structures and processes of health care provision, describes the outcome at the level of everyday care and evaluates complex interventions to improve care.

    Schrappe, M., Pfaff, H.: Einführung in Konzept und Grundlage der Versorgungsforschung In: Lehrbuch Versorgungsforschung [Textbook Health Services Research] (2017, 2nd Edition), p. 7., Pfaff, H. et al (editors).

  • Public health is the science and the art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical health and efficiency through organized community efforts for the sanitation of the environment, the control of community infections, the education of the individual in principles of personal hygiene, the organization of medical and nursing service for the early diagnosis and preventive treatment of disease, and the development of the social machinery which will ensure to every individual in the community a standard of living adequate for the maintenance of health.

    Winslow 1920

  • Information
    CHCR & PH-Coordination

    Dr. Christina Lindemann

  • Map (building)

    Center for Health Care Research and Public Health
    Gebäude W 26, Eingang C, 3. OG, R372
    Martinistraße 52
    20246 Hamburg