The Department of Public Health and Primary Care (DPHPC) is one of Europe’s leading academic departments of population health sciences. It has been headed by Professor John Danesh since 2001 and comprises over 350 staff and graduate students. Groups in the Department are underpinned by major programme grants, such as those from the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Cancer Research UK, the UK National Institute of Health Research, the European Union, the US National Institutes of Health, industrial partnerships, and several other sources.
The DPHPC provides excellent training and educational programmes in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, and primary care, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including training of Academic Clinical Fellows. Presently, there are about 57 doctoral students and about 43 Masters students. Students in the DPHPC are typically supported by prestigious awards, such as studentships from the MRC, BHF, CRUK, Gates-Cambridge Trust, NIH-Cambridge Fellowships and GSK.