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George Davey-Smith

George Davey-Smith MA(Oxon), MD,BChir(Cantab), MSc(Lond)

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Bristol, UK

Professor George Davey Smith is a clinical epidemiologist, director of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol and Scientific Director of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. His research has pioneered understanding of the causes and alleviation of health inequalities; lifecourse epidemiology; systematic reviewing of epidemiological evidence; and the study of population health contributions of the new genetics. He is particularly interested in developing and applying Mendelian randomization approaches, interrogating the causal role of modifiable exposures on health outcomes, including disease progression.


George Davey Smith works within the Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, which is supported by the Medical  Research Council (MC_UU_12013/1).  He has no relevant conflicts of interest.