Public health interconnects different research themes within the research program Child Health. It concerns research into prevention, prediction and early detection of respiratory diseases, which have high burden of disease and high medical costs in childhood. It also encompasses research on the long-term effects of highly specialized medical treatment of children.
This started with the development of an infrastructure for long-term follow-up of IVF-offspring and methods for data linkage in birth of cohort studies. These methods will later be applied in long-term follow-up of patient groups in the other research themes.