The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit

The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit exploits the latest advances in genetic and epigenetic technologies and develops new analysis methods to improve understanding of how our family background, behaviours and genes work together to affect how we develop and remain healthy or become ill.

IEU scientists conduct some of the most advanced population health science research to help improve our understanding of the biological mechanisms and environmental factors that can underlie and trigger common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, mental ill-health and conditions linked to obesity, addiction and ageing.

Public Engagement and the IEU:

The MRC IEU actively works with public audiences, policymakers and industry partners to share our research. We aim to encourage discussion and debate around health through our engagement activities, including events, community initiatives and festivals.