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

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The Division of Population Health & Genomics has electronic medical records and population health at its core.

It combines established expertise in

  • epidemiology
  • genomics
  • 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.

More about our Breast Imaging Research

Health Data Science

Incorporating the Health Informatics Centre and many roles within Health Data Research UK

More about our Health Data Science theme

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.

More about our Precision Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics theme

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

More about our Epidemiology and Global Health theme

Public Health

Including population screening, leading the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme, behavioural change intervention to tackle obesity and cancer risk, and  healthcare safety.

More about our Public Health theme

Pain Research

Including chronic and cancer pain, novel therapies, phenotyping and biomarker discovery, genetic epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology (including opioids and gabapentinoids)

More about our Pain Research theme


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. 

Related courses

We support the Masters in Public Health and Health Data Science for Applied Precision Medicine.

Postgraduate research

Explore PhD and Masters study at the School of Medicine
PhD opportunities Masters by Research Professional Doctorate

Head of Division

Deputy Head of Division

Principal Investigators