It is intended that the Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU) both initiates and conducts its own research and contributes to the development of others' research in the field through professional guidance and advice. Furthermore, it is intended that the centre contributes to establishing professional networks for Danish and international researchers through regular research seminars and academic meetings, exchange of information on research initiatives and activities in Denmark. The centre will have the role of promoting the development of research activities and skills in the field coupled with distributing information about the activities.
MESU's overall focus is on: 1) Migrants and ethnic minorities' health and disease patterns and 2) The structure, function and efficacy of the health service in relation to migrants and ethnic minorities. In relation to these broad focus areas, there are currently a number of ongoing and planned projects in the following areas:
- Specific Migrant Groups
- The Health System
- Prevention and Health Promotion
- Health, Disease and Mortality