About the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit

The Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC IEU) is one of the UK's leading units for research in aetiological epidemiology (the study of the causes of diseases and the factors underlying their spread within populations).

The MRC IEU was established in June 2013, with George Davey Smith as Unit Director, and builds on the outstanding achievements of the MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology (CAiTE) between 2007 and 2013. The MRC 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.

Schools and departments linked to MRC IEU

The vision proposed by Professor Davey Smith and his team fits perfectly with the mission of the MRC to improve human health through world-class medical research.

Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the MRC

Advances in genetics allow us to further our understanding of the many risk factors associated with poor health, and we are proud that this new partnership combined with our world-class research will help contribute to reduce the global burden of disease.

Professor Eric Thomas, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bristol
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