Glasgow Centre for Population Health
The Glasgow Centre for Population Health is a research and development centre working across research, policy, implementation and community life to shape a healthier future for Scotland.
It has a particular focus on improving health in Glasgow and has three aims:
to develop a better understanding of health in Glasgow
to evaluate the health impacts of local strategies, and
to lead to new ways of enhancing population health in the 21st century.
David Batty is an investigator on the Psychosocial and Biological Determinants of Disease (pSoBid) study, funded by the Centre. The principal aim of this study is to examine the extent to which differences in the prevalence of atherosclerosis between socio-economically advantaged and disadvantaged communities are explained by established and emerging genotypic and phenotypic risk factors for this disease. These comprise physiological (e.g. chronic inflammation, metabolic syndrome), psychological (e.g. psychosocial stress, IQ) and social (e.g. current and early life living conditions) indices.
- Atherosclerosis coronary artery disease
- Genotype an individual's genetic makeup
- Psychosocial Term used to describe the relationship between the personal, internal environment, and the wider social world. (E.g., from the Oxford English Dictionary: 'the influence of social factors on an individual's mind or behaviour, and to the interrelation of behavioural and social factors').