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Wolfson Institute of Population Health - Barts and The London

Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine

We conduct research and teach in all areas of chronic disease epidemiology, medical screening and public health. Our research is often linked to laboratory studies with a focus on elucidating the causes and prevention of disease.
We conduct research, teaching and practice in the following areas:

We originated the Polypill concept in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and have undertaken trials demonstrating its effectiveness. We quantified the relationship between salt intake and cardiovascular disease across the population. Britain’s leading advocacy group into salt and sugar intake reduction is based in our centre.


Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) and its international arm World Action on Salt and Health (WASH)  is a group of specialists concerned with dietary salt and sugar consumption and its effects on health.

We conduct research in smoking cessation and in weight management. We operate a Smokers clinic and a weight Clinic based at the Whitechapel campus. The clinics serve as clinical bases for studies developing new treatments and enhancing understanding of addictive behaviours and behaviour change.