Professor Raj Bhopal - profiled in the BMJ
Raj Bhopal, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health here in the Usher Institute, shares some reflections with the British Medical Journal.
We are delighted to see Professor Raj Bhopal appear in the British Medical Journal's 'BMJ Confidential' series.
From early dreams of running a sweet shop, to leading work on effective public health interventions.
Raj Bhopal, 63, is Bruce and John Usher professor of public health in Edinburgh University and honorary consultant in public health with NHS Lothian. Born in India, he migrated with his family to the Gorbals in Glasgow, where his parents raised eight children, seven of whom went to university. His books include Concepts of Epidemiology and Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies. He is currently focusing on ethnic variation in disease, with a special emphasis on how to respond to this knowledge with more effective public health interventions and clinical services, particularly around cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He chairs the executive committee of the first world congress on migration, ethnicity, race, and health, to be held in Edinburgh in 2018