Prof Vittal Katikireddi awarded £1.3m in prestigious ERC Starting Grant

Issued: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:17:00 GMT

Professor Vittal Katikireddi has been awarded more than £1.3m in a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant.

Photo of Vittal KatikireddiBased at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Professor Katikireddi was granted the award as part of a €677m round of funding announced by the ERC. The grants are part of the EU’s Research and Innovation Programme, Horizon 2020.

The £1.3m will be used to establish Health Equity of Economic Determinants (HEED): Developing a Pan-European microsimulation model – a five year study starting in January 2021, which will look at the impacts of taxation and social security policies on population health and mortality across Europe.

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