Population Health Sciences Group (PHSG)
The Population Health Sciences Group (PHSG) is responsible for developing the MRC's strategy for population-based health research and ensuring that the MRC's portfolio in this area remains strong across all the MRC's research boards. Specific areas of responsibility include epidemiology, investment in cohorts and biobanks, population research methodologies including modelling and population-based genetic studies. The group will also develop strategies for improving translational public health research, covering the development and evaluation of interventions for disease prevention and health policy relevant to the UK through the MRC's partnership with the National Institute for Health Research.
The Chair of the PHSG is Professor Jill Pell, Henry Mechan Professor of Public Health, University of Glasgow, Head of the Academic Unit of Public Health, Honorary Consultant in Public Health, Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.