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.



Neue Publikation von SP4

University-Students reporting good health, however, health inequalities are still present!

The latest FOR publication addresses the role of parental socioeconomic status and material, psychosocial, and behavioral factors in their relevance to students' self-rated health.

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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.

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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.

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Participating institutions

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