MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health
What we do
We teach and carry out research to improve children's health and wellbeing and to
prevent, diagnose and treat conditions that might affect them in
childhood or in later life.
We develop and apply statistical methods to complex research data and train researchers to use these methods.
We work with researchers from other disciplines and those who use our work to ensure that our research gives children the best possible start in life.
Published: Apr 26, 2013 2:30:00 PM
This is the website for the Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Institute of Child Health and the MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health.
How our research is having an impact
HIV research conducted by Dr Pat Tookey and Dr Claire Thorne into mother-to-child transmission has been used to inform practice not only in the UK, but also abroad. This includes the recommendations made by The British HIV Association Guidelines for the management of HIV infection in pregnant women (2008) and the WHO guidance on Antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV infection in infants (2010).
Children's Policy Research Unit
The Children's Policy Research Unit was established by the Department of Health to provide evidence for policy and practice that will improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families. Based at the UCL Institute of Child Health two of its research themes are being led by researchers in this centre. Ruth Gilbert is leading the Healthcare Provision theme and Catherine Law is leading the Healthy Child theme.
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