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Arpana Verma, Head of the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care, University of Manchester, UK

Arpana  Verma

Arpana Verma, is the Head of the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care. She is Director of Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health (MUCH) a WHO Collaborating Centre and honorary Consultant in Public Health at PHE.

Dr Verma is currently the Programme Director for the Masters in Public Health and MRes in Public Health/Primary Care online distance learning course. She is also the Evaluation Lead for Well North which aims to improve the health of the poorest, fastest, in some of the most deprived areas of the North of England.
Dr Verma was the principle investigator (PI) of the European Urban Health Indicator System project (EURO-URHIS 2) funded by DG Research under the FP7 programme, and is also the president of the European Public Health Association section on Urban Public Health.

Dr Verma is also PI on a number of health service research projects from vaccinations, data linkage for infectious diseases (blood borne viruses and HPV) to global non-communicable diseases. The most recent EU grant consists of investigating health ageing in cities. Dr Verma is also an expert for WHO, which has led to several publications. Dr Verma also runs training events for public health professionals including the 11th International Conference on Urban Health 2014.

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