UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care - advancing health across populations

The UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care addresses major 21st century health challenges such as health equity, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, ageing and the organisation of healthcare.



We are dedicated to teaching and capacity building in population health research and practice.



We aim to understand what determines health or disease in populations and we evaluate strategies to treat and prevent ill health.

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news and events

The Institute runs regular events and seminars across our various research departments. 



The Institute for Epidemiology and Health Care works in partnership with many international agencies, NGOs, Ministries of Health, educational institutions, the UK NHS and enterprise to improve health.



The Institute for Epidemiology and Health Care employs some of the world’s best scientific minds to work together towards improved public health for all. 



We produce a range of resources for health professionals, students and the public. 

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Despite drop in emergency cancer diagnoses, little progress on inequalities by age and deprivation

The large inequalities in risk of an emergency cancer diagnosis by age and deprivation have barely changed in the past decade, according to new research from UCL’s Epidemiology of Cancer and Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), in collaboration with Public Health England. The study, published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, analysed cancer registry data on over 2 million patients diagnosed with one of 33 different cancers in 2006-13.

Published: Nov 20, 2018 6:37:46 PM

Spirit of SLMS Winner (Scientific Excellence & Leadership): Andrea Smith

Andrea is an Austrian-British student who completed her PhD in 2018 in the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health investigating the genetic and environmental origins of food and drink preferences and their relationship with adiposity, under the supervision of Dr Clare Llewellyn. She is now working as a postdoctoral researcher in the new UCL-based NIHR Obesity Policy Research Unit.

Published: Oct 18, 2018 10:41:58 AM

Spotlight: Dr Anne Peasey

This month IEHC talks to Dr Anne Peasey, IEHC Director of Education, Institute Graduate Tutor (Taught) and Director of the MSc Health and Society: Social Epidemiology programme 

Published: Oct 18, 2018 10:30:55 AM

Caring - can it hurt your mental health

The mental health of women who take on mid and long term caring responsibilities takes a knock from which they tend not to recover quickly according to new research published today.  

Published: Oct 2, 2018 11:46:02 AM

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