Translational Epidemiology Unit
key areas of research
The Translational Epidemiology Unit establishes causes of disease and translates epidemiological findings to population-wide interventions to improve public health through precision prevention.
We synthesise evidence from multiple prospective cohort and intervention studies on preventive and personalised medicine, and advise populations, individuals and health professionals on risk factor reduction to decrease the risk of chronic diseases and lengthen life expectancy in the UK and globally.
A further element of our work is to augment phenotypic statistical models with genetics insight e.g. polygenic risk scores (PRS). We have experience with, but not limited to, data from the UK Biobank cohort study. We also develop applied statistical methodology that directly addresses real-world epidemiological research questions.
Diseases of interest
We have experience on a range of diseases, including:
- common cancers
- cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
Besides working on the existing diseases of interest, we are expanding our disease areas and current explorations include rare diseases.