At the MRC Epidemiology, we are building research, clinical and public health pathways for the application of our work. This means collaborating across sectors, developing new approaches for healthcare, and informing population approaches to disease prevention and public health promotion.
Our researchers work with clinicians and public health practitioners as part of their research studies, and a number of our researchers still practice clinially. We also work with practitioners and policymakers at a local, regional and national level to share our research and to develop understanding of public health and policy perspectives.
We collaborate with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.
Impact Case Studies
Read how our work is being applied to improve the health of populations
- Improving health by reducing sugar
- Helping local planners promote healthy food environments
- Helping transport planners promote active travel
Resources and Tools
- The majority of our scientific publications are Open Access: www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-papers. And information about data sharing here.
- Evidence summaries submitted to parliamentary bodies and guidance producing organisations.
- Evidence Briefs and data visualisations – succinct summaries of research findings for policymakers and practitioners.
- Food environment assessment tool (Feat) – www.feat-tool.org.uk. Feat allows for detailed exploration of the geography of food retail access across England. Map, measure and monitor access to food outlets at a neighbourhood level, including changes over time.
- Propensity to Cycle tool – www.pct.bike. The PCT provides an evidence base to inform cycling investment.
- Diet, Anthropometry and Physical Activity (DAPA) Measurement Toolkit – www.measurement-toolkit.org. A free resource to assist researchers and public health or public end-users to identify methods for the assessment of diet, anthropometry and physical activity.
- Our research regularly receives national and international press coverage. Many of our news stories have direct relevance to practice and policy: www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/news
If you have questions about this area of our work or want to see how our evidence can support you in your work, please contact email@example.com
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