The Usher Institute at The University of Edinburgh works with people, populations and data to understand and advance the health of individuals and populations, through innovative collaborations in a global community. It is one of six Data-Driven Innovation delivery hubs funded by the City Region Deal.  Our Director is Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh OBE. 

Our academic expertise includes population health and the use of data in health and care. First established in 1902 the Usher Institute is home to the oldest chair of public health in the UK and has a strong international reputation for research and teaching excellence. 

A dynamic community of innovators – where academics, public, private and third sectors collaborate to enable data-driven advances in the delivery of health and social care – is becoming established. This global community is driven by the Usher Institute and underpinned by the unique DataLoch data service.