About this section

The Epidemiology & Public Health Section’s purpose is to study the occurrence and character of diseases in populations and the means for their prevention.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Professor Maggie Rae

Upcoming epidemiology and public health events

View all events and webinars being run by the Epidemiology & Public Health Section.

There are no future events currently planned by this section

Prizes & awards

Epidemiology & Public Health Section: Young Epidemiologists Prize


  • First prize: £250

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Any medical and non-medical epidemiologist or public health practitioner under the age of 40 years.

Application guidelines

Submit a 1,000-word paper addressing a public health issue which relates to a project conducted. Your paper should include an introduction, methodology used and results, discussion headings and a conclusion.

Submission closed

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