The Cambridge Institute of Public Health is a vibrant and robust partnership of world class scientists and Public Health professionals, and the cornerstone of Cambridge’s Public Health research-service collaboration work. We draw together the public policy/research/medical spheres through our Public Health England and Medical Research Council members, and our extended collaborations across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and with industry, the NHS and other public agencies that impact on the public’s health.
The teaching and training capabilities at the Institute are enabled by the partnership between the University, MRC units and our Public Health England colleagues. This link between the academic and service/policy world means we can deliver specialist Public Health training for undergraduate medical students, a strong tradition of research training through postgraduate opportunities, and a range of continuing education opportunities for public health professionals throughout their careers. We are here to help you find the teaching and training you need for a future in public health.
Are you a medical student interested in public health?
We deliver specialist public health and primary care teaching to undergraduate medical students studying at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge. Public health is integrated with teaching delivered in hospital-based specialties and is coordinated through the leadership of the Clinical Dean and the Clinical School Education Division. Read more here
Are you looking for postgraduate education opportunities?
The Institute has a strong tradition of postgraduate education and offers three separate Masters Programmes in Epidemiology, Public Health and Clinical Sciences (Primary Care Research). Read more here
PhD applications are welcomed across the Institute. Read more here
Are you a public health professional looking for training or continuing education?
The Cambridge Institute of Public Health continues to support public health professionals throughout their careers. This includes offering training to Public Health Registrars and providing a range of short courses throughout the year addressing topics within biostatistics, public health intelligence and epidemiology.
Do you want to find out more about a career in public health?
Public health is about improving and protecting the health of groups of people, rather than about treating individual patients. Your public health career path could take you into politics, health planning or academia at the highest levels. The public health landscape in the UK and around the world offers all sorts of opportunities to make a difference to public health and our alumni are building careers all over the world.
Our career stories show how some of our alumni and associates are developing their careers.
A culture of learning across disciplines
We promote a culture of cross-disciplinary research across our membership and beyond by bringing researchers together at seminars and events that cut across themes and methodologies. These include the prestigious Bradford Hill Seminars, cross-Institute Away Days, a regular masterclass series, and themed seminar series related to genomics, primary care, cardiovascular disease, behavioural science, biostatistics, diet and activity, health economics and social sciences in public health, plus associated journal club meetings.
We also hold the Cambridge Institute of Health annual conference and lecture annually, previous speakers have included Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England and Dr Julio Frenk, President at the University of Miami and Dr Salim Yusuf, Marion W. Burke Chair in Cardiovascular Disease at McMaster University Medical School.