GeoHealth Centre

Medical geography is considered the scientific interface between the fields of geography and medicine. It is characterised by interdisciplinarity and applies geographical concepts, techniques and methods to medical issues and problems.

The focus is on spatial consideration of analyses of population-specific health and illness aspects.

The GeoHealth Centre already has more than ten years of tradition at the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health and a constantly growing staff under the lead of Prof. Dr. med.Thomas Kistemann M.A. (geogr.).

The primary work and research fields include:

  • Spatial-temporal analysis of the appearance of environment infectious diseases
  • Water supply structures: data gathering, analysis, water safety plans
  • Microbial water contamination
  • Hygiene-geoecological risk analysis
  • Health & Disease Mapping
  • Geographic infection epidemiology
  • Nature conservation & health protection
  • Sport and event hygiene




IHPH an Wissenschaftsnacht beteiligt
Am Donnerstag, den 17.05.2018 und am Freitag, den 18.05.2018 findet die 11. Bonner Wissenschaftsnacht zu dem Thema Kreisläufe statt.  

Dissemination of multi-resistant Gram-negative bacteria into German wastewater and surface waters 

Ringen um saubere Schultoiletten für alle.
Bonner Institut für Hygiene und Öffentliche Gesundheit kooperiert weiterhin mit der Weltgesund-

Blei im Trinkwasser
Wo liegt das Problem?

Zur Entwicklung und Begründung von Maßnahmewerten für Legionellen in Hausinstallations-Systemen

Checkliste - Schutz des Trinkwassers in der Hausinstallation