The MRC Centre has close collaborative partnerships with public and global health agencies (notably the World Health Organization, where we are a Collaborating Center for Infectious Disease Modelling), governments and non-governmental bodies across the world.
The MRC Centre was previously called the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling. Reflecting our change in name, we are now increasing in size to have a broader focus, covering a wider range of disease areas, and five cross-cutting themes reflecting our revised structure; Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Global Health Analytics, Vaccines, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Methods and Tools.
With approximately 175 researchers, we are one of the largest centres of infectious disease modelling expertise. This gives us a unique capacity to respond to emerging threats such as Ebola and Zika with real-time analysis and predictive modelling – and to provide timely evidence-based input to urgent policy questions for major endemic diseases such as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis. Much of our work is highly interdisciplinary, spanning statistics, mathematical modelling, epidemiology, genetics, intervention science and health economics.