The Usher Institute is a high-energy, interdisciplinary environment dedicated to improving the health of individuals and populations locally and globally through research, innovation, knowledge exchange and education. It sits within the Edinburgh Medical School in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
Visit us at the Old Medical School in Teviot Place, or at the impressive Building Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter.
The Centre for Global Health Research takes 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 Medical Informatics focuses on the interdisciplinary study of designing, developing and using information technology solutions in healthcare.
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.
Overview of core research areas within the Usher Institute.
We offer taught degrees both on-campus and online, and research degrees.
Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit
An academic clinical trials unit providing an infrastructure to design, plan and deliver clinical research studies across a varied portfolio of clinical specialties and methodologies.
Read more on the ECTU website.
The Usher Institute includes staff based within the Farr Institute.
Professor Andrew Morris is Chairman and Centre Director, Farr@Scotland.
Read more on the Farr Institute website.
The Usher Institute includes staff based within the Administrative Data Research Centre - Scotland.
Read more on the ADRC-Scotland website.