Passionate about creating healthier and more just communities.

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About us

The Community Health Lab (Grabovac Group) is a research group based at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna. We are a multidisciplinary team that is passionate about creating healthier and more just communities based on implementation science and following the principles of social medicine.

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Our projects

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Cancerless
Cancer Prevention and Early Detection among the Homeless Population in Europe
Less is More
De-Prescribing Pharmaceuticals for Patient Safety and Sustainable Public Health
Co-Captain
Co-Adapting and Implementing Patient Navigation for Primary Cancer Prevention
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Latest news

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INTERACT Europe 100: New EU project for our team
10 January 2024
INTERACT Europe 100: New EU project for our team
We are happy to report that with December 2023 we started a new European project called “Interact Europe 100”. Interdisciplinary work is a cornerstone of providing effective healthcare, but it is often difficult to implement given high specialization of different professions and disciplines, strict hierarchies or structural and systemic issues. However, proper interdisciplinary work is...
Igor honored by the Leadership Excellence Awards in Research
14 November 2023
Igor honored by the Leadership Excellence Awards in Research
  Igor Grabovac was awarded second place at the inaugural Leadership Excellence in Research Awards (LExA). For this first time this year the Career Centre of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft has established and awarded the LExA Awards to recognize outstanding leadership skills that make significant contribution in solving societal challenges and serves as role models...
Our students win prizes from the Antun Proksch Foundation
14 November 2023
Our students win prizes from the Antun Proksch Foundation
  We are very happy to report that our students Alexandra Karden (PhD Student) and Julius Schmöllerl (graduate student) at the Medical University of Vienna have won the Antun Proksch Foundation prize for substance abuse research projects. They each recieve 10.000 Euros for their projects! Alexandra’s PhD project is a mixed methods evaluation study of drug...