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Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis

Improving the lives of people with musculoskeletal disease through world-leading epidemiological research.

We address clinically important questions by seeking evidence-based answers and leading the change in research methodology and clinical practice.

With public and patient involvement at the heart of our work, our interdisciplinary team of researchers and professionals aims to understand and improve the lives of people living with musculoskeletal conditions.

Our research tackles questions from two clinical areas by applying leading practices from three cross-cutting methodological themes:


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We position patients, carers and the public at the very heart of everything we do.

By working together, we can make our research better and improve the life of people with musculoskeletal conditions.

Your input is crucial in shaping our research. You can:

  • help us shape our research with your unique insights;
  • take part in our studies as a participant;
  • ensure the patient voice is heard.

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Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis
Second floor, Stopford Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PT

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