Identify, understand, act

Health is dependent on a complex interaction of various factors across the life span. In our research, we approach the topic of prevention and health promotion based on three questions:

  • Which health problems are present in the population?
  • Which psychosocial factors, such as individual behavioral patterns and the social environment, trigger these diseases?
  • What can be done specifically about these factors, which interventions are effective?

We apply the principle "identify, understand, act" to all areas of our research - healthy aging, views on aging, prevention of addictive behaviors, and promotion of physical activity. Our projects are backed up by research on methodological approaches.