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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Lisa, Honja & Tobi presented results from CANCERLESS at this year’s FEANTSA Forum in Vienna
19 June 2024
Lisa, Honja & Tobi presented results from CANCERLESS at this year’s FEANTSA Forum in Vienna
The FEANTSA Forum in Vienna provided us with an invaluable opportunity to discuss how our team in CANCERLESS was making strides in offering cancer preventive care to people experiencing homelessness within our project’s framework. People experiencing homelessness face significant barriers to healthcare, which often leads to late diagnoses and poor health outcomes. Our session focused...
Igor featured in an Ärzte Exclusiv Article on Sex Positivity in Medicine
19 June 2024
Igor featured in an Ärzte Exclusiv Article on Sex Positivity in Medicine
Sex and sexuality as essential aspects of the human experience are often disregarded in medicine, even as research clearly indicated the many benefits that a healthy and active sexual life has on health and well-being. Sex positivity in regards to medicine and healt sciences also suggests an open and honest dialogue about sexual activitiy and...
Honja and Lisa lead a workshop for ÖGAM
13 June 2024
Honja and Lisa lead a workshop for ÖGAM
On June 8th, 2024, Honja and Lisa led an interactive workshop with participants of the Primary Care Symposium (ÖGAM) in Vienna. They were joined by Magdalena Eitenberger and Katrin Schäfer who took over the role of the moderators to facilitate a lively discussion. The workshop was a practice exchange on prescribing benzodiazepines and antibiotics and...