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.

News & Events

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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IEHC researcher to benefit from multi-million pound investment

Dr Daisy Fancourt (Behavioural Science and Health) has been successful in securing funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), following their recent announcement to invest £8 million in new mental health research networks.

Published: Sep 20, 2018 9:02:43 AM

UCL Cancer Domain - Cancer in Society case studies

Professor Rosalind Raine (Applied Health Research), Professor Robert West (Behavioural Science and Health) and Dr Jo Waller (Behavioural Science and Health) have case studies featured in The UCL Cancer Domain. This UCL domain underpins UCL’s distinctive cross-disciplinary approach to cancer research, bringing researchers together to advance our understanding of cancer and develop improved diagnostics and treatments.

Published: Sep 18, 2018 2:25:21 PM

UK Research and Innovation launches new Mental Health Networks

Eight new Mental Health Networks have been announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today, Thursday 06 September 2018, to bring researchers, charities and other organisations together to address important mental health research questions.

Published: Sep 6, 2018 3:19:12 PM

Spotlight: Floriana Bortolotti

This month IEHC talks to Floriana Bortolotti, Administrative Assistant and Green Champion within the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. 

Published: Sep 4, 2018 10:44:23 AM

Leonard Cheshire launches data portal with DFID

Leonard Cheshire and the Department for International Development (DFID) has launched a disability data portal at the Global Disability Summit on 24th July 2018. The Leonard Cheshire Disability portal will tackle gaps in data and provide detailed and high-quality information related to a range of specific disabilities. For the first-time, disaggregated data from multiple and diverse sources across 16 development indicators in 40 countries will be pooled together in one resource and cross-country comparisons can be made. Data around key development themes including inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology/innovation and stigma/discrimination is now available. The portal will help the global community to identify and understand the lives of people with disabilities around the world and specific measures and strategies can therefore be implemented accordingly. https://www.disabilitydataportal.com/

Published: Aug 2, 2018 2:45:52 PM

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