Domain Chair:

Professor Dame Anne Johnson

Domain Coordinator:

Sarah Welsher

Communications and Events Officer:

Cassie Harley-Boyce

Population Health Domain

Population Health brings together researchers and practitioners, including clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, social scientists,  economists, clinical  triallists and others to explore the factors that determine health and disease in populations and to develop, test and measure the impacts of interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of the public. Our work ranges from measuring the burden of disease in populations through understanding the relative influences of biological, behavioural, genetic, and socio-economic influences on disease incidence. We study the wider social determinants of health and the inequalities in health status across and between populations.

The Population health approach to understanding and improving health is applied to many disease processes. We aim to interact with a wide-range of biomedical scientists across SLMS and beyond, whose work has a bearing on population health for example, law, economics, philosophy, ethics, anthropology and built environment, particularly through the UCL Grand Challenges. We aim to teach and train the next generation of clinicians and scientists in population health, global health, primary care and related disciplines. Research themes are wide-ranging and include: cardiovascular, infectious disease, mental health, genetic and paediatric epidemiology, dental, sexual, and reproductive health. Our methodological, approaches include population based cross-sectional and longitudinal studies to understand health and the life course and the social determinants of health. We carry out clinical, behavioural and health service interventions in community, primary secondary care settings nationally and globally and explore the impact of health services and population level interventions.

Find out more about Population Health at UCL by viewing the Population Health Publication.