UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care - advancing health across populations
The UCL 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 are dedicated to teaching and capacity building in population health research and practice.
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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The Institute runs regular events and seminars across our various research departments.
The Institute for Epidemiology and Health Care works in partnership with many international agencies, NGOs, Ministries of Health, educational institutions, the UK NHS and enterprise to improve health.
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.
We produce a range of resources for health professionals, students and the public.
IEHC's BSc Population Health student Aliza Ayaz was recently recognised by the House of Lords for her efforts to build momentum for declaring "a state of climate emergency" in the UK. Read more
Published: May 15, 2019 2:28:00 PM
A joint study led by Professor Jenny Mindell (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care) and the charity Living Streets has found that millions of elderly people are at risk when crossing the road, because traffic lights don’t take account of their slower walking speed.
Published: May 15, 2019 1:37:12 PM
Dr Emily Murray (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Public Health) writes about her new research, which shows that the link between local unemployment and retirement age actually depends on where people live as young adults.
Published: May 15, 2019 1:32:44 PM
Nearly one in 10 heart attacks and strokes in England and Wales could be prevented if routine check-ups were better targeted, according to a study by UCL and the University of Helsinki.
Published: May 15, 2019 1:26:54 PM
The UCL Dental Public Health Group based within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health has been designated a WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Inequalities and Public Health. The UCL team will be working with colleagues at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva supporting the preparation of the forthcoming Global Oral Health Report. Professor Richard Watt, Director of the new WHO Collaborating Centre, said “This is a very exciting opportunity for our group to become more involved in supporting WHO global policy on oral health inequalities and is recognition of our research and policy work over the last 30 years.”
Published: May 15, 2019 1:13:31 PM