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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Time limits on social media

Girls who spend a lot of time on social media may become less happy and have increased social and emotional problems as they move into adolescence. That’s according to new findings from research looking at age trends for social media use for 10-15 year-old boys and girls in the UK.

Published: Mar 20, 2018 3:41:18 PM

Domestic violence affects a quarter of UK women: the role of sexual health practitioners

Domestic violence and abuse violates human rights and is a major public health issue with gynaecological and sexual health problems being amongst the most common. Dr Neha Pathak (Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow at IEHC) has recently authored three publications on enquiry in sexual health clinics for a special issue of BMJ STI. Listen to her speak on this BMJ STI podcast discussing the research and clinical implications with Editor-in-Chief, Jackie Cassell, and domestic violence expert/co-author, Prof Gene Feder:

Published: Mar 19, 2018 9:09:50 PM

International Centre for Lifecourse Studies gets animated!

The research team at the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies has been getting animated in a bid to promote its special brand of science and explain how life gets under our skin. The Centre, with the help of Cognitive Media, has produced a short animated film (see below) showing how its research uses longitudinal studies to examine how people’s social circumstances and biology intertwine over their lives and impact on their health.

Published: Mar 19, 2018 11:47:14 AM

UCL Graduation March 2018

It was a huge privilege for Prof Annie Britton and Prof Jenny Mindell to watch so many students from IEHC be awarded their degrees. The Graduation Ceremony was held in The Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank and presided by vice-provost, Lori Houlihan. Family and friends beamed as Professor Graham Hart presented our graduands on behalf of the Faculty of Population Health and gave a heart-felt speech about the pride we share in our students and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

Published: Mar 19, 2018 10:53:06 AM

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