The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (IEU) conducts some of the UK's most advanced population health science research. It uses genetics, population data and experimental interventions to look for the underlying causes of chronic disease.

Leading the development and application of causal analysis and evidence triangulation in health research to improve lives.

IEU researchers continue to excel in international citation rankings

Six - nearly one in a thousand - of the world's top 1% most highly cited researchers are based in our research unit. This is according to the latest Clarivate figures, which examined research outputs across all countries and all research disciplines. 

Mendelian randomization 2024

The 6th International Conference on Mendelian Randomization in Bristol is happening on 19 to 21 June 2024. Sign up for conference updates.


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