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 is newly established within the Usher Institute. It brings together the two key positions held by Professor Morris with the University of Edinburgh - that of Director of the Usher Institute, and of Vice-Principal Data Science. It boasts much expertise on using Big Data in research, and works closely with Edinburgh Data Science. Professors Aziz Sheikh and Dave Robertson lead the Centre, bringing a wealth of experience, with Professor Robertson having formerly held the role of Head of School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
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.
The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) was established in 2001 as a consortium research centre based at The University of Edinburgh, with partners at the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Highlands & Islands and Stirling.
An exciting new venture between Asthma UK, leading asthma researchers from universities across the UK, people affected by asthma, NHS partners and other organisations. The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research launched in 2014 with the aim of improving care and treatment for people with asthma.
The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) was established in 2008. It is co-funded by The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO), and based within the University of Edinburgh. SCPHRP was established to encourage and facilitate collaborations between all sectors of the public health community in Scotland.