Population Health

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Population Health researchers tackle many key public health and health care related issues facing high and low income countries, such as obesity, AIDS, mental illness, child health, cancer detection and treatment. These issues are complex in nature and require a multi-disciplinary approach using epidemiological, statistical and social science methods.

Population-based research is conducted across the University, and the School of Social and Community Based Medicine is central to these activities. The School is our leading centre for epidemiology, primary care, psychiatry, health services research and public health in the UK. Extensive collaborations across the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Social Sciences and Law and Science, as well as throughout the UK and internationally, contribute to the success of multidisciplinary research teams.