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Why study population health?

Rapid economic and social changes across the world are highlighting the multiple influences on people's health.

Our health is shaped by a convergence of factors: our genes, the air we breathe, the food we eat, the work we do, the taxes we pay, the places we live, and the people we know. All influence our physical and mental wellbeing.

Simultaneously, advances in gene technology and data sciences are giving us the ability to understand patterns of health and disease across populations to an extent impossible previously. 

Join our mission

Gross inequalities in health within and between the countries of the world mean there is plenty of scope to tackle preventable disparities in the distribution of ill-health. You may have chosen to study one of the programmes on offer in our faculty because you are motivated to improve health outcomes. There are many paths to doing this and many skills needed - we encourage you to be part of the effort.