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PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH UNIT (PEHRU), DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND POLICY, LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSHTM) - UNITED KINGDOM

 

LSHTM is one of the leading international schools of public health. Within it, the Public and Environmental Health Research Unit of the Department of Public Health & Policy carries out research in environmental factors and health, health policy, health promotion, and health services.

The main thrust of the work of PHP is the linking of public health, policy and practice through research and analysis. This is undertaken by the largest multidisciplinary group in Europe focused on public health, with epidemiologists, statisticians and mathematicians, economists and policy analysts working together with anthropologists, sociologists, historians, psychologists and geographers.

Amongst these disciplines, the key health care professions are well-represented by doctors, nurses and pharmacists. Staff are engaged in primary and secondary research which informs both policy and practice. They collaborate with many diverse public sector organizations, from municipal to government departments in the UK and other countries; international agencies such as the World Bank, European Union (EU), International Committee of the Red Cross and the World Health Organization (WHO); as well as private sector bodies, such as Oxfam, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation or the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Collaborations occur through scientific exchange, commissioning or sponsoring research, and consultancies, when staff are asked to provide specific advice. The focus is on the interface between scientific research, practice and policy, and permeates all three research units in the Department, including PEHRU, whether they are looking at current or historical concerns, or are concentrating on low, middle or high income countries.

Contact details

  • Address:
    • Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, Dept of Public Health and Policy,
    • LSHTM, Keppel Street, London UK
    • WC1E 7HT
  • Tel: (+44) 207 927 2034
  • Fax: (+44) 207 580 4524
  • E-mail:
  • Web-site: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/pehru

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