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Public Mental Health


Head of Department

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Reininghaus

Phone: +49 621 1703-1930


Secretariat: Ulrike Köster
Phone: 0621 1703-1931, e-mail


The Department of Public Mental Health intends to transform evidence from social epidemiology into mental health service innovations, with the overarching goal of promoting resilience and preventing mental health problems.

In doing so, the Department develops and evaluates novel mHealth interventions that are tailored to individual needs and social contexts and, thereby, translate treatments beyond clinical settings to individuals’ daily life.

To achieve this, innovative experience sampling methodology and ecological momentary interventions are applied using novel technologies (e.g. experience sampling apps, GPS tracking, physiological sensors).

The Department further investigates integrated aetiological models and transdiagnostic dimensions of psychopathologies in at-risk individuals and individuals with enduring mental health problems.


Epidemiology & Statistics for Mental Health Research | 9 - 20 March 2020

'This course provided a thorough grounding in epi and stats skills. I feel a lot more knowledgeable, clear and confident in applying this to my research.' (course feedback, March 2018)

The Health Service and Population Research Department, IoPPN at King's College London, are pleased to announce that the 10-day Epidemiology & Statistics for Mental Health Research course, lead byProfessor Craig Morgan and the Society & Mental Health Research Group, will be running again in March 2020. 

For more information about the course learning objectives, fees and various discounts, and how to apply, please go to our Online Prospectus which is available here.


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