University of Bristol
MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol
Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove
The UK Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (IEU) conducts some of the UK’s most advanced population health science research. It uses genetics, epigenetics, and other ‘omics’ data, large cohorts of population data and experimental interventions to look for the underlying causes and mechanisms of chronic disease. The IEU was established in June 2013, with George Davey Smith as Unit Director, and Debbie Lawlor as Deputy Director. The IEU is hosted by the School of Social and Community Medicine in Oakfield House, and involves staff from all faculties across the University of Bristol.
The unit brings together an innovative collection of research programmes underpinned by core research activities. Training, public engagement and communication of research findings are cornerstones of our activities. Substantial investment from both the UK Medical Research Council and the University of Bristol provides resources, research support and infrastructure to world-leading, multidisciplinary research in a vibrant and forward-looking environment.