MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

The MRC LEU mission is To promote human health using lifecourse epidemiological methods

This mission is achieved by:

  • Delineating the environmental influences throughout the lifecourse of chronic (1) musculoskeletal and (2) metabolic disorders; and developing population-based and high-risk preventive strategies against these disorders
  • Maintaining and developing the long-term cohort studies assembled in Southampton as national and international resources to explore the mechanisms underlying the developmental origins of health and disease
  • Linking genetic, epigenetic, metabolomic and proteomic techniques to understand developmental influences on disease susceptibility, and their transmission across generations
  • Developing and testing interventions to improve health and health behaviours
  • Informing health policy and promoting training, research capacity development, knowledge transfer and public engagement in the lifecourse epidemiology of non-communicable disease