Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Whitehall II

Whitehall II - also known as the Stress and Health Study - was established at UCL IEHC in 1985 to investigate the causes of social inequalities in health.

The study went on to recruit 10,308 participants from the British Civil Service.

By combining over 35 years of data on social inequalities and chronic disease with new clinical measures of cognitive function, mental disorders and physical functioning, the Whitehall II study has become a world-class, interdisciplinary study of ageing.

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