Gabriele Bolte
Director of Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research, Head of Department Social Epidemiology, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Inequalities


Gabriele Bolte is an expert in epidemiology and public health. Since 2013 she is full professor of social epidemiology at the University of Bremen. She is managing director of the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) and head of the department of Social Epidemiology at the IPP. Since 2019 she is the director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Inequalities. Main topics of her current research are environmental justice, urban health, and equity impacts of public health interventions. Besides her scientific career, she has profound experience in science transfer and to assess policy implications of scientific evidence by working in public health authorities at the national and at the federal state level. Together with her interdisciplinary team at the IPP Gabriele Bolte aims to contribute to sustainable, resilient, and healthy cities for all.

Bolte G, Bunge C, Hornberg C, Köckler H. Umweltgerechtigkeit als Ansatz zur Verringerung sozialer Ungleichheiten bei Umwelt und Gesundheit. Bundesgesundheitsbl – Gesundheitsforsch – Gesundheitsschutz 2018; 61: 674-683 [doi: 10.1007/s00103-018-2739-6]

Bolte G. Epidemiologische Methoden und Erkenntnisse als eine Grundlage für Stadtplanung und gesundheitsfördernde Stadtentwicklung. In: Baumgart S, Köckler H, Ritzinger A, Rüdiger A (Hrsg.). Planung für Gesundheitsfördernde Städte. Forschungsberichte der Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL) 08, Hannover 2018, S. 118-134. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0156-08537

Riedel N, Köckler H, Bolte G. Moving noise action planning towards more environmental health equity. Five propositions. Cities & Health 2022, 6:2, 258-266 [doi: 10.1080/23748834.2021.1876391]

Schüle SA, Gabriel K, Bolte G. Relationship between neighbourhood socioeconomic position and neighbourhood public green space availability. An environmental inequality analysis in a large German city applying generalized linear models. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2017; 220 (4): 711-718 [doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.02.006]

Inter- and transdiciplinary research project AFOOT – Securing urban mobility of an ageing population.
The aim of the project is to promote active mobility through cross-sectoral cooperation of public health and spatial planning.
Further information and publications:

International Working Group Urban Planning for Health Equity

Projects involved