The Cambridge Institute of Public Health (CIPH) improves population health by fostering research, training and evidence based service.
The Institute of Public Health was established in 1992, forming partnerships between the academic departments of Community Medicine, the MRC Biostatistics Unit, and the regional research and development functions.
The Institute aims to:
• Meet the challenges of non-communicable disease
• Improve population health by understanding the cause and natural history of diseases
• Prevent disease
• Identify and evaluate new possibilities for primary and secondary care intervention
• Monitor and research interventions as they are currently applied on a population basis
• Support the research of individual CIPH research units
• Foster initiatives across the Institute, with translational research as their driver
• Train and educate the next generation of public health clinicians and researchers
Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Members
In recent years, Institute Members have grown to include partnerships within the NHS, academia and charitable sectors. The public health and NHS landscapes have changed significantly. Throughout these changes, the CIPH has provided essential, evaluated evidence and data to assist in decision making for the Health Service and beyond.
The NHS members of the CIPH are the East of England’s Public Health Observatory (erpho), the Regional Epidemiology Unit of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the Eastern Cancer Registration and Information Centre (ECRIC), whose core functions are to provide population health intelligence for commissioning and surveillance.
The Foundation for Genomics and Population Health (PHG Foundation) is the first charitable status member of the CIPH.
The CIPH is one of three Institutes within the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge.
Please click here to watch Director, Professor Carol Brayne presentation on the history and structure of the Institute.