Nutritional and Public Health Epidemiology

Explore the relationship between diet, nutrition, lifestyle, public health and disease prevention on a population level

Are you interested in the health of large, varied groups of people? Would you like to learn more about improving the quality of life and reducing the disease burden in certain populations? Does it appeal to you to collect, analyse and interpret epidemiological data, with a focus on nutrition? Then the specialisation ‘Nutritional and Public Health Epidemiology’ might be a good choice for you.

In this specialisation, you will follow the courses Study Design and Interpretation in Epidemiology and Analytical Epidemiology I & II. Additionally, you can choose from other courses like Data Science for Health, Exposure Assessment in Nutrition, Hidden Hunger, and Nutrition and Cancer.

During your MSc thesis, you can explore a specific topic in more detail via one of the following chair groups:

Some examples of MSc thesis topics from these chair groups that fit this specialisation are:

  • Vegetarian food choices and the impact of food environment interventions (Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles)
  • Applying artificial intelligence for healthy and sustainable food choices (Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles)
  • Dietary patterns and cardiometabolic outcomes (Nutrition and Disease)
  • Vitamin D, Inflammation and the risk of colorectal cancer (Nutrition and Disease)
  • Dietary intake of pastoralist women in Kenya (Global Nutrition)
  • Screening for malnutrition risk (Global Nutrition)