MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health
Research quick links
- Congenital disorders
- Childhood origins of adult disease
- Electronic health records
- Genetic epidemiology
- Growth & development
- Health inequalities
- Life course research
- Obesity, nutrition & physical activity
- Research for policy & practice
- Screening & surveillance
- Statistical methods
- Vision & eyes
Published: Apr 26, 2013 2:30:00 PM
Senior Lecturer at the Centre, Dr Pat Tookey, was interviewed on the BBC News Channel, and participated in a 3-way live radio discussion on Voice of Russia. More...
Published: Mar 21, 2013 1:02:43 PM
In January 2013 Anna Pearce commences an MRC Population Health Scientist fellowship. Her research will take a longitudinal and cross-national approach to gain a better understanding of why children from disadvantaged backgrounds experience poorer health than those from more advantaged backgrounds. Anna will spend the next three years researching this topic, including 12 months at the University of Adelaide. Findings will be used to inform UK and international policy for the reduction of child health inequalities. More...
Published: Jan 11, 2013 3:57:13 PM
The latest figures for uptake of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine show that 91% of two year old children in England have received the vaccine. This is the first time since 1998 that MMR vaccine rates have been higher than 90%. In 1998 a publication in the Lancet, which was widely interpreted as suggesting MMR vaccine was linked with autism and bowel disease, led to widespread media coverage and speculation about the safety of this vaccine. Many parents who were justifiably concerned, decided not to accept the vaccine for their children. Rates fell to a low of 78% overall but in many districts, particularly in inner London, rates were as low as 50%. We are continuing to see the results of this, with large outbreaks of measles once again in England. More...
Published: Nov 28, 2012 3:24:55 PM
Centre Director, Catherine Law, gave the opening plenary lecture at the International Society of Social Paediatrics and Child Health’s conference in St Andrews on 6th September 2012. The theme for the conference was “evidence into practice and evidence into policy”. More...
Published: Sep 11, 2012 2:15:40 PM
A-Z list of studies
- Adrenal hyperplasia: UK Collaborative Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Surveillance Study
- Asthma and allergies: The role of early life infection and the development of asthma and allergies
- Birth weight analysis
- Cardiovascular disease: Vitamin D and the risk of cardiovascular disease (D-CarDia)
- Cardiovascular health: A genome-wide association with early growth phenotypes
- Cardiovascular genomics: UCLEB consortium - Applied and translational cardiovascular genomics
- Catheter infections in children (CATCH)
- Cytomegalovirus: Congenital cytomegalovirus
- Child maltreatment: The impact of NICE guidelines on recognition of child maltreatment
- Early years: Policies and health inequalities
- Electronic health records: Linkage of health records for children in Millennium Cohort Study
- Electronic health records: Using primary care data to investigate the impact of antibiotics
- Employment: In what circumstances can parental employment improve child health?
- Engaging young people
- Family structure: The health of children in different family structures
- Health inequalities: UK policies to tackle inequalities in child health: why haven’t they worked (better)?
- Health records: The Personal Child Health Record - 'red book'
- Group B Streptococcus
- Heart defects: UK Collaborative Study for Congenital Heart Defects (UKCSCHD)
- Heart defects: Newborn screening for congenital heart defects
- Herpes: neonatal herpes
- Hip joint development in infancy and adolescence
- HIV: Collaborative HIV Paediatric Study (CHIPS)
- HIV: European Collaborative Study on HIV-infected pregnant women and their children
- HIV: Lipodystrophy in HIV-infected children
- HIV: National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC)
- HIV: Ukraine Paediatric HIV Cohort Study
- HIV: Unlinked Anonymous Survey of Pregnant Women
- Hypothyroidism: Surveillance of congenital hypothyroidism
- Immunisation: Patterns of uptake of childhood immunisation
- Smoking: What determines whether or not parents of small children are likely to smoke
- Lead exposure
- MCADD: Medium chain acyl co-A dehydrogenase deficiency
- Obesity: Changes in BMI and how it affects our risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- Obesity: How does parental BMI affect the BMI of their children?
- Obesity: Measuring obesity in children - IOTF cut-offs
- Obesity: Tackling childhood obesity at the local level
- Obesity: Evaluating a family-based intervention for overweight
- Obesity: What determines obesity in early childhood?
- Policy research: Inter-country comparison to inform child health policies
- Physical activity: What determines how active or sedentary children are?
- Physical activity: Can physical activity avert the negative health impacts of obesity?
- Rubella: The National Congenital Rubella Surveillance Programme
- Statistical methods: Data dependence
- Statistical methods: LMS method for constructing are-related reference ranges
- Statistical methods: SITAR method of growth curve analysis
- Statistical methods: Measuring lung function
- Syphilis: Surveillance of Antenatal Syphilis Screening (SASS)
- Toxoplasmosis: The European Multicentre Study on Congenital Toxoplasmosis (EMSCOT)
- Vision: Childhood eye conditions and visual impairment
- Vision: Intro Life Course
- Vision: UK Biobank (UKBB)
- Vision: Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER)
- Vision: Measuring functional vision and vision-related quality of life
- Vision: National study of primary intraocular lens implantation in children under 2 years old
- Vision: UK and Ireland Epidemiological study of primary intra-ocular lens implantation in childer under 2 year old (IOLunder2)
- Vision: Optimal perimetric testing in children (OPTIC)
- Vision: Visual impairment due to adverse drug reactions
- Vision: Refractive error: Genetic epidemiology and refractive error
- Vision: A compendium of resources for visually impaired children and their families
- Vitamin D: Food fortification - Vitamin D2 versus Vitamin D3
- Vitamin D: Genome-wide association of vitamin D
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