The PublicHealth@Cambridge network is a multi-disciplinary community for public health research across Cambridge.

“Public health is the science and art of promoting and protecting the health and well-being of whole populations, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society.”

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Childhood adversity and chronic disease: risks, mechanisms and resilience 28, 29 March

Children who are exposed to social and economic adversity in the early years of life show increased susceptibility to chronic diseases of aging, like heart disease, when they reach their 50’s and 60’s. These findings raise challenging but fascinating mechanistic questions: How does early adversity “get under the skin” in a manner that is sufficiently […]

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Save the date: Showcase on Global Public Health 8 May

This year’s showcase will be in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Cambridge Centre for Global Health research, Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre, Cambridge Global Health Partnerships, the Global Challenges Initiative and Cambridge Africa. It will be held in Fitzwilliam College More details to follow.

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Mapping Morality in Global Health Conference 26-27 June

A two-day conference that brings together experts from across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, epidemiology, history, politics, philosophy and theology to discuss some of the most interesting and pressing questions of morality arising in contemporary global health. 26 – 27 JuneAlison Richard Building 7 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DT ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS NOW (Deadline 9 February) […]

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BBSRC Policy Lab on the determinants of food choice for healthy and sustainable diets

The BBSRC Global Food Security (GFS) programme invites expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on the determinants of food choice (e.g. biological, social, environmental, physical and economic) and the combination of interventions across these that will lead to healthier and more sustainable diets. Policy Labs bring together early […]

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Sustainable Health Manifesto published

This manifesto attempts to summarize the Sustainable Health Symposium that was held in Cambridge in July, 2017. The symposium included conversations on the transformative shift from sickness to wellness, from products to services, towards innovative and frugal technological solutions that support people, communities, the planet, and a new health operating system. What we have learned […]

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Report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement” out

John Clarkson, Deputy Chair of the PublicHealth@Cambridge Network, is first author of the report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement”. There have been numerous calls to implement a more holistic systems approach to transform health and care to address the needs of a changing patient population. Engineers routinely […]

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