Primary care research and teaching
The Primary Care Unit is part of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, one of Europe’s premier university departments of population health sciences.
Through our primary care research and teaching, we aim to:
- identify and target the behaviours that lead to chronic disease;
- improve early detection of disease;
- improve the quality of health services;
- deliver first class teaching to medical students, clinicians, researchers and educators.
- We have five research themes: Behaviour and Health, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, Cancer, Health Services Research and End of Life Care. Professor Jonathan Mant is Head of Unit and our Group leaders are Dr Stephen Barclay, Dr Richard Darnton, Professor Christi Deaton, Dr Robbie Duschinsky, Professor Simon Griffin, Professor Theresa Marteau, Professor Stephen Morris and Professor Stephen Sutton.
Research related to COVID-19
Our research is addressing questions related to COVID-19.
See resources for researchers and read our latest blogs about public involvement.
We train medical students in primary care settings and teach applied clinical research, social and ethical contexts and much more.
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