About Us

Grabovac Group

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. Our work encompasses the research of environmental, social, and economic resources to develop and sustain emotional and physical health and well-being among people in ways that improve their aspirations and satisfy their needs in their unique environments. As such, we are focused on research and interventions across all levels of the health care system as well as on the mitigation of risk factors (prevention) across all levels – primary, secondary, tertiary and quarternary.

Our aim is to create approaches that will improve health in diverse groups and communities with a special focus on anti-discrimination, anti-stigmatization, social and health justice and equality.