Our vision, structure, heritage and leadership for the future.
To catalyse the transformation of health in society by working with people, populations and their data.
Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE leads the Usher Institute.
The Usher Institute sits within the Edinburgh Medical School. It has 4 core research centres, hosts the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit, and is a delivery hub within the Data-Driven Innovation Programme of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.
The Usher Institute was home to the first Chair of Public Health in the United Kingdom in 1898.
WHO Collaborating Centre
We are recognised as a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) on Population Health Research and Training.