The Usher Institute includes the Centre for Population Health Sciences, Centre for Medical Informatics and Centre for Global Health Research; as well as our hosted centres.
An interdisciplinary research hub, the Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS) draws together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from public health, primary care, biomedical and social sciences with expertise in epidemiology, statistics and modelling, sociology, social policy, psychology, economics, geography, health promotion, nursing and medicine.
It is a WHO collaborating Centre for Population Health Research and Training, and also hosts the Mackenzie Medical Centre, a General Practice surgery in Edinburgh.
The Centre for Medical Informatics was created, along with the Usher Institute, in 2015. The Centre has strong links with the Farr Institute, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme, Administrative Data Research Centre, Edinburgh Data Science and the newly established Health Data Research UK.
Professor Cathie Sudlow became Head of the Centre of Medical Informatics in August 2017, taking over from Professor Aziz Sheikh (now Director of the Usher Institute) and Professor Dave Robertson (now Head of the College of Science and Engineering).
Building on the success of the Global Health Research Group within the Centre for Population Health Sciences and links with the Global Health Academy, the Centre for Global Health Research will take a world-leading approach to measuring the global burden of disease, prioritising investments in global health, influencing governance structures and processes, and innovating for global health.