Environmental epidemiology

One of the main strengths of the group is its research in environmental epidemiology. This ranges from work on air pollution and health, to intestinal infectious disease. Wide ranging epidemiologic methods are used, with different populations, ages and outcomes such as cardiorespiratory mortality or asthma.

Some studies involve small panels of scores of people who are intensively investigated while others rely on routinely collected data from hundreds of thousands of people. Part of the research is in collaboration with other Universities in the UK and in the EU.

In environmental epidemiology, for example, research has included:

  • Investigation of the effect of temperature on mortality
  • The effect of air pollution, cardiorespiratory mortality
  • The influence of co-morbidity and of social class on the above

For more details on intestinal infectious disease, see: Infectious disease epidemiology

European Urban Health Indicators (EURO-URHIS)