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Prof Eric Brunner
Room 410
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: 0044 20 7679 1689
Fax: 0044 20 7419 6732
  • Professor of Social and Biological Epidemilogy
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
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Research Themes
Research Summary

Current research involving the Whitehall studies includes:
- biological and behavioural pathways including diet involved in the production of the social gradient in health,
- studies of successful ageing, including adaptation to existing morbidity and accelerated biological ageing.
- psychosocial factors as a cause of cardiovascular disease,
- feasibility of targeted diabetes screening.

Recent research outputs include
- demonstration of robust link between physical functioning, functional limitations and aortic (arterial) stiffness
- a systematic review of the effectiveness of population and community based interventions for chronic disease prevention

Teaching Summary

Eric Brunner is co-Director of the UCL MSc/PG Diploma in Social Epidemiology: Health and Society

The component module <Epidemiology> was taken by 105 students across FBS in 2010/2011.

  Professor of Social and Biological Epidemiology   UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1994 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology and Public Health University College London
1977 MSc Master of Science – Biochemistry University of London
1974 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Chemistry University of Exeter
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