The Population Health Research Institute uses routine health statistics, together with results from health surveys and controlled trials, to measure the burden of disease in communities, to explore causes of ill-health and to inform policies for prevention.
The Institute, led by Professor Peter Whincup, focuses mainly on cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and on prevention of disease in primary care (general practice) or by changes to personal lifestyle or to the environment. Expanding areas of work include studies of eye conditions and health care evaluation, particularly in relation to mental health.
Our key research themes are:
- The burden of disease and inequalities in health
- Causes of disease through the life course
- Healthy lifestyles and environments
- Evidence-based practice and healthcare delivery
Members of the institute are active participants in many international partnerships, including some with global coverage. There are also formal links, within the University of London, with the Medical Research Council Centre for Environment and Health, based at Imperial College and Kings College, and with the British Regional Heart Study team, based at University College London.
Last Updated: Monday, 09 May 2016 14:04