School of Public Health, Imperial College London
Dr Fred Piel’s research uses rigorous spatial quantitative methods to study a range of epidemiological questions related to non-communicable disease, global health and low- and middle-income countries. He is leading on disease specific projects looking at environment-health associations, including on cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease, as well as on methodological projects such as a comparison of space-time methods for non-communicable disease surveillance; the development of a software for disease mapping and risk analysis, the Rapid Inquiry Facility 4.0; and a modelling of spatial uncertainty at small-area level with Emory and Harvard collaborators, funded by NIH. He is part of the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) and the MRC Centre for Environment & Health. Dr Piel is also the Director of the Joint Training Programme for the MRC Centre for Environment & Health, the National Institute for Health and Care Research NIHR HPRU in Environmental Exposures & Health, and the National Institute for Health and Care Research NIHR HPRU in Chemical & Radiation Threats & Hazards. I am part of the Postgraduate Research Studies Committee of the School of Public Health.