Division of Population Health and Genomics
We combine established expertise in epidemiology, genomics, clinical medicine, health screening and lifestyle interventions to improve health at the population level
The Division of Population Health & Genomics has electronic medical records and population health at its core.
It combines established expertise in
- clinical medicine
- health screening
- lifestyle interventions
to improve health at the population level.
The division includes the research component of the Health Informatics Centre.
Several division research themes arise from using health data, pioneering the linkage of genomic data to electronic medical records.
Our research themes
Breast Imaging Research
We research breast conditions, with a particular although not exclusive, focus on breast imaging and breast cancer.
Health Data Science
Incorporating the Health Informatics Centre and many roles within Health Data Research UK
Precision Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics
Focusing on biobanks linked to extensive prescribing data and experimental medicine studies, and linking to a UKCRC accredited clinical trials unit and the Medicines Monitoring Unit.
Epidemiology and Global Health
Including an NIHR Unit on Global Health for Diabetes Outcomes, Renal medicine, and Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance, as part of the University of Dundee’s Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance
Including population screening, leading the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme, behavioural change intervention to tackle obesity and cancer risk, and healthcare safety.
Including chronic and cancer pain, novel therapies, phenotyping and biomarker discovery, genetic epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology (including opioids and gabapentinoids)
SHARE – The Scottish Health Research Register & Biobank
SHARE is a unique and valuable resource for clinical trials, providing researchers with volunteers, samples, health data and genomic information.
We support the Masters in Public Health and Health Data Science for Applied Precision Medicine.
Head of Division
Deputy Head of Division