About the Institute

LSMU Faculty of Publich Health
Health Research Institute
Tilzes str. 18, Kaunas
Telephone number: +370 37 407 930

Mindaugas Štelemėkas
Telephone number: +370 37 242 901


Health Research Institute (The Institute) at the Faculty of Public Health was established in 2011 after reorganization of the Institute of Biomedical Research.

Since 2012 Institute was designated as World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for the Prevention & Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.

The scope of activities of the Institute focuses on the organization and implementation of scientific work. The Institute participates in the implementation of study programs, organizes and conducts scientific research, carries out activities of experimental development, trains scientists and participates in training of health specialists.

The research theme of the Institute - to monitor and to evaluate indicators of health and lifestyle of the Lithuanian population in a light of implemented health-related policies. The research theme has three general tasks:
• To participate in international and national organizations, networks and institutions, to collaborate and to provide expert assistance to health policy makers.
• To carry out monitoring and scientific evaluation of health related lifestyle indicators and risk factors of the Lithuanian population.
• To participate in the process of education of researchers in the field of biomedicine.