MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology

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MRC CAiTE - identifying real causes of health and disease

The aim of the centre is to develop and apply novel methods that can be used to determine the causes of health and disease in populations.

Work in the centre covers a large range of disease and health related outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, mental ill-health, smoking, alcohol and physical activity. The unifying features of this work are developing and applying methods to understand causal pathways to health and disease endpoints and to improve causal inference in observational epidemiology.

The MRC CAiTE centre is being replaced in 2013 by the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit. The unit brings together an innovative collection of programmes and cross-cutting themes, underpinned by core research activities that will collectively fuel a step-change in causal analysis methods and their application.

Download CAiTE Mid term report (PDF, 3.0 MB)

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