The three doctoral students - Josephine Jackisch, Klara Gurzo, and Lauren Bishop at the Department of Public Health Sciences - were accepted to the International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS).

The IMPRS-PHDS “is a new and unique three-year doctoral program that merges demography, epidemiology and data science. The PHDS equips doctoral students not only with advanced knowledge of the theory and methods of demography and epidemiology (broadly defined as ‘population health’), but also with strong technical skills in statistics, mathematical modeling, and computational and data management methods (broadly referred to as ‘data science’).”

IMPRS-PHDS is hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, supported by core partners MPIDR and the University of Rostock, as well as ten affiliated institutions in Europe and the US, including Stockholm University’s Department of Public Health Sciences.

More information can be found on the program’s website: International Max Planck Research School