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Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Epidemiology Group within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences has the following aims:

  • To determine the epidemiology of specific rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, with a focus on modifiabile risk factors
  • To use this information to inform the design of clinical trials of management and public health interventions with a goal of improving outcomes for patients and the public.

Professor Gary J Macfarlane, Head of the Epidemiology Group, is Clinical Chair of Epidemiology and Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Health Sciences.

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Chronic Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Fatigue Medicine & Life Sciences
Odds Ratio Medicine & Life Sciences
Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Ankylosing Spondylitis Medicine & Life Sciences
Fibromyalgia Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2020

Laryngeal Cancer Risks in Workers Exposed to Lung Carcinogens: Exposure-Effect Analyses Using a Quantitative Job Exposure Matrix

Hall, A. L., Kromhout, H., Schüz, J., Peters, S., Portengen, L., Vermeulen, R., Agudo, A., Ahrens, W., Boffetta, P., Brennan, P., Canova, C., Conway, D. I., Curado, M. P., Daudt, A. W., Fernandez, L., Hashibe, M., Healy, C. M., Holcatova, I., Kjaerheim, K., Koifman, R. & 16 others, Lagiou, P., Luce, D., Macfarlane, G. J., Menezes, A., Menvielle, G., Polesel, J., Ramroth, H., Richiardi, L., Stücker, I., Thomson, P., Vilensky, M., Wunsch-Filho, V., Yuan-Chin, A. L., Znaor, A., Straif, K. & Olsson, A., Jan 2020, In : Epidemiology. 31, 1, p. 145-154 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Laryngeal Neoplasms
Silicon Dioxide
Odds Ratio
8 Citations (Scopus)
24 Downloads (Pure)

AAPT Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia

Arnold, L. M., Bennett, R. M., Crofford, L. J., Dean, L. E., Clauw, D. J., Goldenberg, D. L., Fitzcharles, M-A., Paiva, E. S., Staud, R., Sarzi-Puttini, P., Buskila, D. & Macfarlane, G. J., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Pain. 20, 6, p. 611-628 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Somatoform Disorders
Clinical Trials
Chronic Pain
3 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

Age at Onset of Walking in Infancy Is Associated With Hip Shape in Early Old Age

Ireland, A., Saunders, F. R., Muthuri, S. G., Pavlova, A., Hardy, R., Martin, K., Barr, R., Kuh, D., Aspden, R. M., Gregory, J. & Cooper, R., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 34, 3, p. 455-463 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Age of Onset
Femur Neck


Elizabeth Russell Research Prize

Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Awards, Medals, Prizes and Distinctions

Public Health

Press / Media

NHS Lothian offers 'bad news' recordings to prostate cancer patients

Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

New cancer patients to get recordings of their consultations’

Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Cancer patients given CDs of consultations.

Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research