Welcome to Research Unit 2723
Research Unit 2723 "Understanding the institutional context of health inequalities among young people. A life stage approach" was approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG) on 7 December 2018 for a first, three-year funding phase and began its work in July 2019 under the leadership of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
Research Unit 2723 is investigating how institutional contexts from birth to young adulthood are associated with the emergence of health inequalities. The project marks the first-ever DFG-funded research unit to work exclusively in the field of medical sociology and public health research.
The research unit brings together leading researchers from different universities. In addition to MLU Halle Wittenberg, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Heidelberg University, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and Robert Koch Institute are involved in the joint project.
Dissertation Award for Marvin Reuter
With pleasure we congratulate Marvin Reuter from the Düsseldorf team not only for his successful dissertation, but also for the dissertation award of the DGMS, which he received at the annual conference in Magdeburg.
Annual Conference of the DGMS 2022
A joyful reunion!
After two years of conferences in front of screens, there was finally lively face-to-face exchange again this year. The DGMS held its annual meeting together with the DGSMP from September 07-09 in Magdeburg. FOR was present as well.
Study from SP 2 published
The Body Mass Index (BMI) of preschool children seems to be related to determinants at the micro and meso level!
Our newest publication shows that early childhood education and care center ("Kindergarden") characteristics have an independent association with preschoolers’ BMI, presenting potential new approaches for overweight prevention. More details can be seen in the latest publication of SP2. Now available at BMC Public Health (open access): https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13814-5