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 and lifestyle interventions to improve health at the population level. The division includes the research component of the Health Informatics Centre , and several of the division research themes arise from use of health data, pioneering the linkage of genomic data to electronic medical records (see Tayside Bioresource and Tayside Centre for Genomic Analysis).

Our research themes

Health Data Science

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

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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

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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 Dundeeā€™s Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance

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Public Health

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

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Pain Research

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

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Related courses

As a division we support Masters programmes in Public Health (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

Our people

Ewan Pearson

Lesley Colvin

Deputy Head of Division

Professor Colvin's profile