EPIC Centres

Imperial College London

  Background | Scientists | Funding  | Activities 

Imperial College London
St Mary's Campus
Norfolk Place, Paddington
London W2 1PG, United Kingdom


Imperial College London is a science-based academic institution with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The School of Public Health within the Faculty of Medicine is a world-class centre for research and teaching in epidemiology of chronic and infectious diseases, public health, primary health care and general practice, biostatistics, and health services research. The School of Public Health is unique in combining research at local, national, and international levels with translational work within the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre and the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Hospital Trust. The School of Public Health also aims to translate research outcomes into health policy and education. Together with its research, teaching, and evidence-led policy work, the School of Public Health aims to address the major public health challenges of the 21st century.

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics lies with the School of Public Health and has a strong research and development profile while also serving the increasing needs of education and service delivery for the Imperial College Faculty of Medicine. EPIC researchers play a key role in contributing to the department’s objectives.

Coordination of EPIC

Professor Elio Riboli and his team at Imperial College London’s School of Public Health represent the coordinating centre for activities within the EPIC cohort consortium.


Principal Investigator
Professor Elio Riboli
EPIC Coordinator
Professor of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Project Coordinator
Sherry Morris

Other key people
Professor Paolo Vineis
Chair in Environmental Epidemiology
Dr Amanda Cross
Professor in Cancer Epidemiology
Dr Ioanna Tzoulaki
Reader in Epidemiology
Dr Kostas Tsilidis
Senior Lecturer in Cancer Epidemiology
Dr David Muller
Lecturer in Cancer in Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Financial support is provided by:
  • Imperial College London
  • NIHR Imperial BRC
  • European Commission
  • World Cancer Research Fund
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Research Activities

  • Coordination of all EPIC-Europe scientific research activity, including working groups on specific cancer sites
  • Studies on methodology, biostatistics, modelling, and big data
  • Studies on chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and links with nutrition
  • Writing of papers, special reports, and supplements to scientific journals.