About the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit
The Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC IEU) is one of the UK's leading units for research in aetiological epidemiology (the study of the causes of diseases and the factors underlying their spread within populations).
The MRC IEU was established in June 2013, with George Davey Smith as Unit Director, and builds on the outstanding achievements of the MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology (CAiTE) between 2007 and 2013. The MRC IEU is hosted by the Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences in Oakfield House, and involves staff from all faculties across the University of Bristol.
The unit brings together an innovative collection of research programmes underpinned by core research activities. Training, public engagement and communication of research findings are cornerstones of our activities.
Substantial investment from both the UK Medical Research Council and the University of Bristol provides resources, research support and infrastructure to world-leading, multidisciplinary research in a vibrant and forward-looking environment.
Schools and departments linked to MRC IEU
- School of Social and Community Medicine
- School of Experimental Psychology
- Centre for Market and Public Organisation
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Economics
- Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Department of Philosophy
- School of Biochemistry
- School of Chemistry
- School of Clinical Sciences
- School of Mathematics
- School of Oral and Dental Sciences
- School of Physiology and Pharmacology
- School of Veterinary Sciences
£23m research unit will use advances in genetics to help reduce risk of disease
University press release, 20 May 2013