University of Edinburgh: Global Health

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
Telephone +44 (0)131 651 5446
Study type Research


Undertaking a PhD in Global health at the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics offers you the opportunity to work in a multi- and interdisciplinary way, building on your knowledge, skills, interest and passion to carry out innovative global health research that makes a new contribution to the existing knowledge base.

Research priorities

Research priorities include such global health issues as:

- mapping and measuring the shifting burden of global disease

- neglected and emerging tropical diseases

- infectious diseases

- noncommunicable diseases

- global palliative care

- population health

- social inequalities in health

- sexual and reproductive health

- e-health and tele-medicine

- migration and minority ethnic health

- culture

- faith and health

- translation of leading scientific advances into effective interventions

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

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