Across many different clinical areas there are gaps in our knowledge of the true burden of disease, those most at risk of developing disease, short and long-term consequences of illness and the effectiveness and safety of current therapies.
Clinical epidemiology is a broad discipline which contributes much needed evidence to try and fill some of these gaps and is used by practising clinicians and by health policy makers.
What we are doing about ...
This research focuses on the aetiology and natural history of asthma/allergic disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis and hereditary telangiectasia and delivery of care for people with lung cancer, using e-health databases and collection of original data.
More information about respiratory epidemiology research
We make use of several eHealth databases including THIN, CPRD and NHANES.