Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


UCL Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health

The Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health is a multidisciplinary teaching and research centre working collaboratively to improve the health of individuals and populations.

We understake world-leading research in primary care, addressing the management and prevention of disease in high-priority areas of health. We deliver high-quality teaching in primary care and population health in a range of health and community settings.

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Research Groups

Our research focuses on health issues which are top priorities for patients and for health services. 

We research the entire life cycle of complex interventions, starting with understanding health problems from patients’ perspectives, and using a range of research approaches (including qualitative, quantitative, modelling and health economic methods) to develop, evaluate and implement interventions. 

Methodological Themes

Our research teams involve many different disciplines, including clinicians (doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dentists), psychologists, epidemiologists, statisticians, sociologists, health economists, and patient and public representatives (Experts through Experience).

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About Us

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