An interdisciplinary research hub, the Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS) draws together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from public health, primary care, biomedical and social sciences with expertise in epidemiology, statistics and modelling, sociology, social policy, psychology, economics, geography, health promotion, nursing and medicine.
We host several collaboarative centres:
- The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships
- The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research
- The Scottish Collaboration on Public Health Research and Policy
and also the Mackenzie Medical Centre, a General Practice surgery in Edinburgh.
We are a WHO collaborating Centre for Population Health Research and Training
Where we sit in the University
We sit within the new Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics in the Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, in the Edinburgh Medical School, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
We have two sister Centres within the Usher Institute, the Centre for Medical Informatics (directors: Professor Aziz Sheikh and Professor Dave Robertson) and the Centre for Global Health Research (directors: Professor Harry Campbell and Professor Igor Rudan). The MRC Institute for Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) is a sister institute within the Deanery.
We work closely with the Global Health Academy (GHA) with much of CPHS's work contributing to the University's global health initiatives.