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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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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Spotlight: Samantha Lawes

I am in the final year of a British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Biomedicine PhD.  I am based in the Psychobiology Group in the Department of Behavioural Science and Health.

Published: May 17, 2018 1:10:18 PM

UCL Health and Society Summer School: Social Determinants of Health - 2nd to 6th July 2018

The one week non-residential UCL Health and Society summer school: Social Determinants of Health will be held from 2nd to 6th July 2018 at UCL in central London. The summer school is organised by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. It provides an in-depth assessment of the social determinants of health from a global research, policy and governance perspective. Participants will have numerous opportunities for discussion over the one week course.Professor Sir Michael Marmot will open the summer school with a presentation on the social determinants of health and close the week with a lecture and discussion on national and international policy development. 

Published: May 10, 2018 12:05:47 PM

Sara Ahmadi-Abhari wins runner-up UCL Excellence in Health Research Prize 2018!

Sara Ahmadi-Abhari from UCL’s Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health won runner-up prize at UCL’s Excellence in Health Research Prize 2018 (£2000 for career and research development) awarded by the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain/School of Life and Medical Sciences. The competition was launched to recognise excellent peer-reviewed, published, original research authored by UCL early career researchers in the broad theme of populations and lifelong health. 

Published: Apr 26, 2018 4:38:04 PM

Belief in Fake Causes of Cancer is Rife

Mistaken belief in mythical causes of cancer is rife, according to new research from UCL and the University of Leeds.

Published: Apr 26, 2018 10:40:18 AM

IEHC 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition 2018

The Institute held its annual 3-minute thesis competition on Thursday 19th April 2018 in the Galton Lecture Theatre in 1-19 Torrington Place. 

Published: Apr 25, 2018 11:11:27 AM

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