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Postdocs for “Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases”

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hich position or positions you are applying for, and optionally rank multiple positions in order of preference. Cover letters can be addressed to “The Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases search committee” Program description Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases (SMMEID) is a project recently funded by the NSERC Emerging Infectious Disease Modeling (EIDM) program. Postdoctoral fellows…

How Canada can help lead the way to better global health

Prof. Prabhat Jha - How Canada can help lead the way to better global health “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s efforts to re-establish Canada’s role in the world continues Friday when this country hosts the Montreal pledging conference for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. His government has already pledged $785-million for 2017-2019 to the fund, which saves millions around the world. Yet Canada can do more than contr…

Global health researchers receive QES grant

…Program that supports doctoral, postdoctoral and early-career level scholars to undertake global research projects. The Program is managed through a unique partnership between Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and Canadian universities. It is made possible with financial support from the International Development Research Centre and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council….

Prof Jha discusses sex selection in Canada on CBC Metro Morning

Prof Jha joined a panel on CBC’s Metro Morning to discuss the latest study in CMAJ showing evidence of sex selection among South/East Asian populations in Canada. Listen here….

Prof Prabhat Jha appointed to Order of Canada

Prof Prabhat Jha, head of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Read full story here….

Three easy ways Canada can improve the health of new moms and kids

Globe and Mail op ed: 3 ways Canada can improve the health of new moms and kids through a big investment in Big Data and health

Research Manager / Post Doctoral Fellow: Global Mortality Studies (Toronto)

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…nvited to apply. QUALIFICATIONS Preferred qualifications are as follows: Masters or PhD (preferred) in a health related field. A MD/MBBS is a bonus but is not required if there is substantial experience working in public or community health. 3+ years of experience in managing projects in low- and middle-income countries. 3+ years of experience working with a range of stakeholders from donor agencies to national governments. Experience writing r…

Senior Medical Researcher for The Million Death Study

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…perience in the practice of either medicine or public health. Knowledge and Abilities Ability to plan, organize, assign, supervise, and inspect the work of professional and technical personnel Ability to interpret and write comprehensive and technical reports and papers and document experience in lucid manner Ability to recognize problems, exercise good judgments in appraising situations, problem solving abilities and making decisions Ability t…

Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Now Recruiting Postdocs! This project assembles the top biostatisticians in Canada working on infectious diseases, and joins them with epidemiologists developing novel methods for data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our group is developing methods and tools to get an accurate picture of the nature and extent of infectious disease transmission in the population, relying on real-world data from administrative sources and surveys. The pro…

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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tries in sub-Saharan Africa under a partnership called the Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (SAVE). A cornerstone program for SAVE is the Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action (COMSA) Sierra Leone implementation. COMSA is a 3 year investment that will enable Sierra Leone to establish a low- cost, sustainable, nationwide Sample Registration System (SL-SRS) that tracks from 2018-28 the rates of fertility, mortality and causes of death…

Coronavirus

CGHR is tracking the cases and mortality of coronavirus (2019-nCoV, COVID-19) outbreak.  (Update: CGHR will continue working on COVID-19 via the ARMS project.) The original data come from  www.worldometers.info but we share a more useful tabular (Google Sheets) version here: coronavirus data Other informative sites https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/ https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashb…

PROGRAM MANAGER

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tries in sub-Saharan Africa under a partnership called the Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (SAVE). A cornerstone program for SAVE is the Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action (COMSA) Sierra Leone implementation. COMSA is a 3 year investment that will enable Sierra Leone to establish a low- cost, sustainable, nationwide Sample Registration System (SL-SRS) that tracks from 2018-28 the rates of fertility, mortality and causes of death…

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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ies in sub-­‐Saharan Africa under a partnership called the Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (SAVE). A cornerstone program for SAVE is the Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action (COMSA) Sierra Leone implementation. COMSA  is a 3 year investment that will enable Sierra Leone to establish a low-­‐ cost, sustainable, nationwide Sample Registration System (SL-­‐SRS) that tracks from 2018-­‐28 the rates of fertility, mortality and causes of…

Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health

Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health The University of Toronto’s new free online course (MOOC) called Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health premieres on www.edx.org March 2nd 2015. Register now at edX! CGHR founding director Prof. Prabhat Jha teaches students the value of studying the dead to help the living. Large improvements in health can be made in the neediest populations by effectively addressing the major causes o…

Tax hike on tobacco could save 25 000 lives

Tax hike on tobacco could save 25,000 lives CGHR would like to take a moment to remember the positive impact of the late Minister Flaherty’s tobacco control policies. His efforts to increase tobacco taxation ought to be commended and will in the future help prevent unnecessary early death from tobacco related diseases in Canada. Toronto Star article from February 2014: “[Late] Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has put Canada in the meda…

Postdoctoral Researcher in Geostatistics and Global Mortality

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h. The applied research projects will be concerned with quantifying changes in mortality worldwide, and identifying exploring spatial variation in these temporal patterns at the sub-national level. The statistical methodology component of the research will involve developing models and methods of inference for large and spatially referenced annual health surveys, which are the primary source of mortality data in low- and middle-income countries….

ARMS for Coronavirus

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…thiopia. Three specific research hypotheses: An “Acute Respiratory Mortality Surveillance” (ARMS) module can be added quickly to the WHO verbal autopsy instrument and “validated” using hospital-based severe cases and deaths. Combining dual physician coding with machine learning and local epidemiological data, ARMS will be able to distinguish COVID-19 from other causes of respiratory deaths. Early deployment of ARMS in China, Hong Kong, India, Si…

Dr Prabhat Jha wins the inaugural CIHR Trailblazer Award

“I am deeply honoured to receive the CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award. This prestigious award is recognition of collective efforts that have halved premature deaths from smoking in many populations, and a reminder that much more needs to be done in Canada and globally.” Dr. Prabhat Jha Read more at Canadian Institutes of Health Research Read more at University of Toronto Read more at St Michael’s Hospital    …

Prof Jha talks about sex selection on Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera’s The Stream recently hosted Prof Jha, to discuss trends of sex selection among South Asians living in Canada, as well as globally. You can watch the clip here….

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CGHR Toronto Centre for Global Health Research Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital 30 Bond Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8 Canada Tel: +1 416-864-6042 Fax: +1 416-864-5256 Email: cghr@smh.ca View Larger Map CGHR Bangalore Centre for Global Health Research St. John’s Research Institute Opp. BDA Complex, Koramangala, Bangalore – 560034 India Tel: +91 9880367711 View Larger Map CGHR New Delhi Centr…

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…@unityhealth.to Patrick Brown is a Biostatistician leading the geospatial research team at CGHR, as well as Associate Professor in the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto.  His research interest combine statistical methods for spatial and spatio-temporal data, statistical computing and software for spatial modeling, and understanding spatial variation in the declining rate of mortality worldwide. List of publication…

Deaths from cardiovascular disease rising in India, study finds

…ealth. This work is the first nationally representative study to measure cardiovascular mortality in India. Led by Dr. Prabhat Jha, director of the Centre for Global Health Research of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, it found that rates of dying from ischaemic heart disease – cardiac issues caused by a narrowing of the heart’s arteries – in populations aged 30 to 69 increased rapidly in rural areas of India and surpassed those in…

COMPUTER SCIENCE & PUBLIC HEALTH SUMMER STUDENT

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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR – http://www.cghr.org/) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. We are looking for a candidate with a computer science/engineering academic background to support…

BIOSTATISICIAN / DEMOGRAPHER (Full time, Toronto)

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…timation Working knowledge of developing analytical frameworks using statistical methods and techniques Significant experience of successfully and coherently merging data sets of different types (i.e. structured/unstructured, complete/incomplete) and formats Knowledge and familiarity in the preparation and linking of  large-scale datasets (i.e. linking survey data with census data; linking mortality data with population data) Experience with use…

Senior Programmer/Technical Project Manager (Toronto)

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…h projects, including management of offshore developers. The successful candidate in this role will work closely with an interdisciplinary team. QUALIFICATIONS Preferred qualifications are as follows: A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience. 3+ years software development experience in several programming languages including Java (Struts/Spring/Servlets/JSPs), Python (Django), Groovy (Groovy on Grails), and…

We’re hiring a Research Assistant/Coordinator!

…h research methods, statistical techniques, and quantitative methods is preferred Attention to detail, a meticulous approach to work, time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines are all essential Ability to collect, compile data and information in a presentable format Working knowledge of statistical packages (please specify which in CV): R, STATA, and Adobe graphics packages, etc Previous experience with ICD-10 (International Classific…

Research and General Support

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…ic health, statistics, economics, maths etc. Familiarity with research methods / techniques, and demonstrated experience with research methods, statistical techniques and quantitative methods are preferred Ability to collect, compile data and information in a presentable format Working knowledge in statistical packages including R, STATA etc. is needed Experience conducting Systematic Reviews is an advantage Ability to work independently and as p…

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR

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…h research methods, statistical techniques, and quantitative methods is preferred Attention to detail, a meticulous approach to work, time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines are all essential Ability to collect, compile data and information in a presentable format Working knowledge of statistical packages (please specify which in CV): R, STATA, and Adobe graphics packages, etc Previous experience with ICD-10 (International Classific…

MPH Summer Practicum Student

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…specializing in Epidemiology Familiarity with research methods/ techniques, and demonstrated experience with search methods, literature reviews, statistical techniques and quantitative methods is essential Ability to collect, compile data and information in a presentable format Proficiency in a statistical language e.g. R, STATA is required Ability to work independently and as part of a team Accuracy of work, time management skills, and ability t…

Data Manager

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…l support global health research by making these unique data holdings easier to use. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Assume the role of the data steward/specialist for a range of projects. Harmonize the various datasets in use into a common format in a single database. Integrate new data sets into the organization’s data holdings. Identify and resolve database and analysis issues/problems. Create and maintain documentation for all variables, data sets, q…

District Evaluation Study on Health (DESH)

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…ious diseases and into chronic diseases and injuries. Since these conditions may be surgically treatable, strategic health system planning at the facility, village, state, and national levels require a better understanding of common surgical conditions in the country. The primary goal of the DESH-Surgery study is to identify priorities in the management of surgical diseases in India by quantifying the country’s burden of surgical conditions…

Million Death Study recruiting physician coders in India

…in the prevention of diseases. Physicians will be responsible for web-based review and coding of mortality reports. Requirements include the following: Fluency in English and at least one other Indian language Ability to use computers Secure access to high speed internet for 8-15 hours work per week (working hours are flexible) For your contribution, you will be paid for each record coded. Those who complete 1000 records at high quality will re…

Bangalore Fellowship

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…onally representative households in India between 2001-2014. Any deaths that occur in these households during this period will be assigned a probable cause, as determined by a method called verbal autopsy. QUALIFICATIONS: MD Community Medicine or MPH or MD in a related clinical field or Equivalent  CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop research objectives and proposals Develop data collection tools, validate tools and implement  Quality Assurance on…

Bangalore MDS Fellowship

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…ortality  Cancer mortality Tuberculosis mortality Infectious diseases and mortality Vaccine-preventable conditions and mortality Maternal mortality Child mortality HOW TO APPLY: The following are required for submission of a complete application package. Brief outline of the proposed work (1-2 pages, with the following headings; background, rationale, method, analysis, timeline, impact of study) CV of applicant Personal statement relating to pu…

Training Coordinator

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…n Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders Ability to work independently and deliver results in a fast-paced environment while managing competing tasks, deadlines, requirements and decisions Ability to maintain a high-level of attention to detail Experience with non-profit work in developing country settings is an asset Ability to travel overseas, independen…