From October 1st 2018 the department of Public Health becomes department of Public Health and Primary Care.

This following a reorganisation within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University.

The new department is constituated by the following research groups:

The head of department is prof. dr. Sara Willems.

The new department of Public Health and Primary Care has a scientific and administrative staff of about 250 members.

It focuses on education and research in the domains of End-of-Life Care, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, Food and Food Safety, Health Promotion and Education, Health Economics, Medical Informatics and Statistics, Nursing Science, Occupational and Environmental Health and Reproductive Health..

The integrated website of the new department will be available soon.