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Global Health Research Colloquium

Due to the Covid19 pandemic and the online learning semester, the Research Colloquium has been postponed until the Winter Semester 2020/21. Further information will be provided in due course.

You are invited to join the new Interdisciplinary Global Heath Research Colloquium, which will be held at Bielefeld University in 2020.

The colloquium aims to promote and cultivate interdisciplinary research, thinking and exchange about issues broadly related to global health.

The colloquium meetings will be held on

the last Thursday of every month at 13:00-14:30 in room UHG C2-136.

See the full schedule below

Doctoral, post-doctoral and senior researchers are invited to present on their current research projects and work in progress. Student researchers are also encouraged to attend.

The colloquium will foster an informal, vibrant environment for researchers from different disciplines and all levels across Bielefeld University to share, learn about and discuss research on global health. 

Each month, one researcher will present on a current research project or piece of work (e.g. proposal, article manuscript, etc.), which will be discussed together with the participants. 

Organisational coordination and support for the research colloquium is provided by the Department of Population Medicine and Health Services Research (AG 2) in the School of Public Health. For further information or if you would like to present at the colloquium (in English or German), please contact Ms. Victoria Saint.


Schedule: Interdisciplinary Global Health Research Colloquium

Date Event

UHG L6-126
Intimate partner violence in European Urban Centers - associations with health outcomes in men and women

Dr. Diogo Costa

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Bevölkerungsmedizin und Versorgungsforschung (AG2)
Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften



UHG C2-136
Tobacco smoking and tuberculosis in South Asia: Implementing a behaviour support intervention in the clinic context

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Melanie Böckmann

Juniorprofessorin für Global Sustainable Environmental Health Sciences
Umwelt und Gesundheit (AG 7)
Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften

UHG C2-136
Home-making in the host country and its implications on health perception and health-related behaviour

Dr. N. Ekrem Duzen

Research Fellow
Alexander von Humboldt-Philipp Schwartz Fellow
Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung (IKG)

UHG C2-136
Knowledge translation and medical research innovation

Rosa Jahn

Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung
Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg (externe Referentin)

UHG C2-136
Global health governance and strategies to universalising health care

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alexandra Kaasch

Juniorprofessorin für Transnationale Sozialpolitik
Fakultät für Soziologie
The schedule for June 2020 onwards will be updated in due course.


News from the School of Public Health

News from AG 2

10 February 2020
New publication in cooperation with the University Hospital Heidelberg published in the Bundesgesundheitsblatt:
"COVID-19 in Sammelunterkünften für Geflüchtete: Analyse von Pandemiemaßnahmen und prioritäre Bedarfe aus behördlicher Sicht"

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5 February 2020
Radio report in MDR-aktuell by Prof. Bozorgmehr:
"Effekte einzelner Lockdown-Maßnahmen unklar"

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2 February 2021
New publication co-authored by Victoria Saint published in Globalization and Health: "Specific considerations for research on the effectiveness of multisectoral collaboration: methods and lessons from 12 country case studies"


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20 November 2020
New publication by Dr. Gottlieb and Prof. Bozorgmehr published in Globalization and Health: "Economic arguments in migrant health policymaking: proposing a research agenda”


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24 October 2020
Die Angst vor dem Hotspot Asylbewerberheim”:
News story with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr.

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5 October 2020
New publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr published in The Lancet: "Power of and power over COVID-19 response guidelines”


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16 September 2020
New publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr and colleagues published in: Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: trends, risks, development and governance
Health information management in the context of forced migration in Europe"

31 August 2020
News story in POLITICO with contributions by Prof. Bozorgmehr:
Germany eyes global health ambitions as US steps back"

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15 June 2020
So leicht hat es das Virus in Flüchtlingsheimen”:
News story with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr and colleagues.

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12 June 2020
Plötzlich ein Corona-Hotspot”:
News story with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr and colleagues.

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29 May 2020
New Publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr, Prof. Razum (AG3), Amir Mohsenpour and others as part of the Competence Network Public Health Covid-19:
SARS-CoV2 in collective refugee accommodation: Epidemiological and normativ-legal aspects

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28 May 2020
New Publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr and other colleagues in Frontiers in Psychiatry:
Predictors of Asylum Seekers’ Health Care Utilization in the Early Phase of Resettlement

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04 May 2020
New Publication by Prof. Razum (AG3), Verena Penning (AG3), Amir Mohsenpour und Prof. Bozorgmehr in Das Gesundheitswesen :
Covid-19 in Refugee Shelters: The German Public Health Service Needs Strengthening Now

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01 May 2020
Covid19-Small Area Monitor (Covid19-SAM) launched:
New instrument by AG2 to enable time-sensitive and small-area monitoring of the current Covid19 pandemic.
Go to Covid19-SAM

03 April 2020
Commentary published in The Lancet Public Health:
COVID and the convergence of three crises in Europe
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02 March 2020
New Publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr and Prof. Razum (A8):
Lost in Ambiguity: Facilitating Access or Upholding Barriers to Health Care for Asylum Seekers in Germany?
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02 March 2020
Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration :
Publication of the new book by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Prof. Razum and colleagues from Heidelberg University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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10 February 2020
Wie Wohlstand in Entwicklungsländern zur Krebsfalle wird”:
News story with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr and colleagues.

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03 February 2020
New staff in the AG 2: Starting with February, we are glad to welcome Ms. Judith Wenner (MSc) as new staff member in our team.

15 January 2020
New staff in the AG 2: We are glad to welcome Mr. Diogo Costa (PhD) as new staff member in our team.

06 January 2020
New publication on ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations among asylum seekers in Germany published in "BMJ Open":
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