Connecting researchers, clinicians and public health professionals
The Cambridge Institute of Public Health conducts population and public health research across the quantitative, biological and social sciences. The Institute’s position at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and our strategic links with key research, clinical and service institutions enable our scientists to deliver world-class research programmes, developing knowledge and methodologies that help shape effective public health policy and practice in the UK and internationally.
Embedded in a world-class university, with expertise across a range of research disciplines, Cambridge Institute of Public Health is uniquely placed to tackle the global challenges that reduce life expectancy and limit health and well-being in populations around the world.
The University of Cambridge has ambitious long-term commitment to applying our combined expertise to public health issues, including the growing burden of non-communicable disease; the impact of our behaviour on our health (most importantly: diet, physical activity, alcohol and smoking) and the challenges of promoting active and healthier ageing. The Cambridge Institute of Public Health is playing a key role in this endeavour by helping to generate the capacity, reach and knowledge we need to tackle the global health issues of the 21st century.
– Professor Leszek Borysiewicz (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge)
Our top priorities
Since 2008, our research priorities have been to anticipate as well as to respond to major national and international public health needs, leading us to focus on the study of common chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and other ageing-related diseases as well as their major modifiable determinants, including smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity.
Scope of output
Our research ranges from underpinning methods, to basic epidemiology to discover the causes and associations of major diseases, to development and evaluation of interventions to prevent or manage illness, to interventions delivered at population level designed to promote the health of populations.