The Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine (MIPH) is part of Heidelberg University, Germany. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Fischer (MSc), it comprises a multidisciplinary team of scientists, doctoral students, and administrative staff actively involved in research and teaching. MIPH’s primary mission is to develop and implement innovative and comprehensive strategies for health protection and disease prevention within society. Its projects, carried out in various sectors of society, concentrate on public health research within social, psychological, and biological contexts.