RCSI’s School of Population Health aims to understand health, diseases and their determinants, and develop methodological approaches for population health research.

This involves researchers from a diverse range of backgrounds and specialities analysing issues affecting human health and health services from different perspectives.

Our research impact

The School brings together epidemiologists, data scientists, biostatisticians, public health professionals, health economists and health psychologists with a common objective of understanding, safeguarding and improving the health of human populations and individuals through education, cooperation and research.

book 75 published in Q1 journals (global average: 46%)
research 2.28 field weighted citation impact – more than twice the global average
55 of publications with international collaborations (global average: 21%)

Our focus

Population health is a key research theme for RCSI. Researchers in the School of Population Health work with colleagues across the University, as well as with researchers nationally and internationally.

Pioneering research is currently being carried out in several areas including:

  • Chronic disease
  • Health inequalities
  • Ageing
  • Complex interventions and healthcare delivery
  • Mental health
  • Global health
  • Surgical service delivery
  • Epidemiology and surveillance
  • Health services policy and research
  • Biostatistics and data science
  • Economics and cost-effectiveness research
  • Psychometrics and health metrics
  • Implementation research
  • Qualitative research