Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care - Advancing health across populations

UCL's 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 aim to understand and influence determinants of health and health behaviour across the lifecourse, develop and evaluate cross-sectoral policies and strategies to improve health, and optimise healthcare delivery and practice. 

Expertise in epidemiology, medical statistics, health psychology, sociology, health economics, public health, primary care, public policy, and improvement science is found throughout our interdisciplinary teams, which are located across the following four research departments:

We work in partnership with many international agencies, NGOs, Ministries of Health, educational institutions, the UK NHS and enterprise to improve health. The World Health Organisation has designated two of our research groups as WHO Collobrating Centres, which are:

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We are dedicated to teaching and capacity building in population health research and practice.

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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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News & Events

View our achievements and discover the regular events and seminars available across our various research departments. 

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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. 

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We produce a range of resources for health professionals, students and the public. 

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are integral to our approach to research, teaching and enterprise, and we hold the Athena Swan Bronze Award.