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Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London
UNIVERSITY: University College London

STATUS:
FULL MEMBER

LOCATION:
London, United Kingdom

CONTACT:
h.pikhart@ucl.ac.uk
www.ucl.ac.uk

Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London

Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London
UNIVERSITY: University College London

STATUS:
FULL MEMBER

LOCATION:
London, United Kingdom

CONTACT:
h.pikhart@ucl.ac.uk
www.ucl.ac.uk
UCL is ranked 5th in the world for Public Health (ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021). We deliver outstanding research and teaching for improved human health and wellbeing worldwide.

We bring together seven institutes whose common aim is to explore the underlying factors that cause ill-health and innovate to improve health worldwide.

Our institutes together encompass conception, birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, older age and death.

The Institutes for Women's Health, of Child Health, Cardiovascular Science and Epidemiology and Health Care comprehensively address these phases and periods at an individual and population level. The Institutes of Clinical Trials and Methodology, Health Informatics and Global Health focus on how potential health gains can be realised nationally and internationally.

The new Zayed Centre for Research brings together researchers from the Institutes of Child Health and Cardiovascular Science with practitioners to innovate treatments for rare diseases in children.

We know that rapid economic and social changes across the world are highlighting the multiple influences on people's health.

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. Gross inequalities in health within and between the countries of the world mean there is plenty of scope for action, and researchers and practitioners in this field are motivated by a deep desire to tackle preventable ? and therefore unfair ? disparities in the distribution of ill-health.

We study the patterns of health and disease across societies, and act to protect, promote and improve people's health across the life course. Our focus is on impact, and how our work can be applied outside the health sector ? in our natural and built environments, our societies and our economies. The breadth of our work reflects the increasing diversity of our populations and their needs and our aim is to improve health equity wherever they are in the world.