A key strength of the School is its widely recognised strength in epidemiological methods and biostatistics. Academics within this division are undertaking international studies in cancer epidemiology; infectious diseases; evidence-based health care; life course epidemiology; obesity; air pollution; clinical epidemiology; biostatistics; and randomized clinical trials. Research focuses on applying contemporary epidemiological tools, including spatial epidemiology, biostatistics, mathematical modelling and molecular epidemiology, to answer key questions pertaining to population health. Moreover, the increasing availability of linkage between data sets is opening new opportunities for research. This research contributes to the development of policy and treatment and guides the substantial teaching program in the area.


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