Socio-Medical Sciences (SMS)
Our research group Socio-Medial Sciences consists of strong ethnically diverse people who are all personally driven to make a positive impact on the many societal challenges we are facing by providing high quality research and education in close collaboration with partners in the field.
The Socio-Medical Sciences research group explores issues of quality and effectiveness of care for various vulnerable groups in society throughout the life course. We are facing rising numbers of chronically ill patients, people with functional limitations and mental health issues, which trend is associated with increasingly larger socioeconomic and ethnic health disparities among younger as well as older populations. These groups have multi-faceted and complex needs, which require a person-centered approach taking diversity issues into account. Insights from the areas of public health, epidemiology, medical sociology and health psychology are valuable in this respect.