Population Health Science Publication

9 January 2012

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Under the population health banner UCL brings together researchers and practitioners (including basic and applied scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians and social scientists) to explore the factors that determine health and disease in populations and to develop, test and measure the impact of interventions aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the public. The Population Health Science Publication illustrates our commitment to this field.

A key unifying concept that informs our research activity in this area is the life course. Our research seeks to elucidate the biological behavioural and psychosocial processes that operate across an individual’s life, and across generations, that affect the development of disease at a population level.

We are supported in this work by our links with primary and community trusts and the superb partnership we have forged through our Academic Health Science Centre, UCL Partners - www.uclpartners.com - which reaches out to the clinical community in North Central and North East London and beyond. None of this work would be possible without the generous support we receive from the National Institute of Health Research, the Research Councils, the charitable sector and industry.