Professor John Frank
Lead, Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Module
Room 1-308, Doorway 1
- Post code
- EH8 9DX
Mondays-Fridays 9 am to 5 pm
Prof John Frank Director of Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, is a physician-epidemiologist with 44 years of primary care/ public health practice, research, teaching and consulting, in four countries. He has led three new start-up non-profit Institutes/Centres for applied public health research, in Canada and Scotland, since 1991. His special area of expertise is health inequalities by socio-economic status, a topic of clear relevance to policy options being considered by many COVID-19-affected nations, as they seek to exit various forms of lock-down without worsening population health or inequalities.
Responsibilities & affiliations
Honorary Public Health Consultant, Public Health Scotland (2018-)
Lead, REBM Module for HCP-Med Programme (2020-)
Lecturer, MPH Programme, University of Edinburgh
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Past PhD students supervised
More than 50 graduate students since 1985 – list available on request.
Clinical and Public Health Epidemiology; Social Determinants of Health; Health Inequalities; Disease Prevention
Past research interestsInfectious Disease, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
As Director of Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact for the Usher Institute since 2018, Prof Frank advises faculty members and the Usher Board on how to achieve more policy and practice applications of their research, including Early Career Researchers
As a semi-retired professor since 2018, I now focus on teaching more than research
Current project grants
Children’s Data Collaborative/UNICEF: Prediction of Late-Childhood Obesity for Population Screening at School Entry (2020-21: £62,000)
Past project grants
More than £30,000.000 of research grants in Canada, the USA and the UK since 1985 – details available on request