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Postdocs for “Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases”

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…the Emerging Infectious Diseases network. In collaboration with Health Canada, a team in Dr. Brown’s lab is studying the short-term effects of ambient air pollution on daily mortality in Canada.  Data are available from over 100 regions of Canada as daily mortality counts covering a time period of nearly 30 years.  Air pollution data is modelled hourly over the same time period.  The core of the method is the case-crossover model, a type 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…

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…

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…

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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 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 throughout the country. Some under-­‐five deaths will be linked to clinical-­‐pathological confirmation to improve understanding of cause of death. The SL-­‐SRS will enable Sierra Leone to reach the 2030 UN Sustainable Devel…

PROGRAM MANAGER

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. 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 throughout the country. Some under-five deaths will be linked to clinical-pathological confirmation to improve understanding of cause of death. The SL-SRS will enable Sierra Leone to reach the 2030 UN Sustainable Development…

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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. 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 throughout the country. Some under-five deaths will be linked to clinical-pathological confirmation to improve understanding of cause of death. The SL-SRS will enable Sierra Leone to reach the 2030 UN Sustainable Development…

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…

Raising taxes key to accelerate tobacco control in South Asia

per cent of males and about 4 per cent of females age 15 or older in South Asian countries smoke, with notable variation between countries. By 2010, South Asia had roughly 171 million smokers age 15 or older; 100 million are over 35 years. A large proportion of these smokers are males living in India. Smoking generally starts at a later age (about 25 years) and smokers smoke fewer daily cigarettes or bidis (mean daily consumption of about eight…

Prabhat Jha – Journal Publications

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…ased Cardiovascular Medicine 1997; 1:13-14. The World Bank’s perspective on global health. Claeson M, de Beyer, J, Jha P, Feachem R. Current Issues in Public Health. 1996; 2: 264-269. Characteristics and mortality outcomes of thrombolysis trial participants and non-participants: a population-based comparison. Jha P, DeBoer D, Sykora K, Naylor CDN. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1996; 27:1335-42. The HOPE (Heart Outcomes Prevention…

Global Tobacco

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…ontributions of Richard Doll. Jha P, Zatonski W. CMAJ. 2005; 173(5): 476-7. Bidi and cigarette smoking and risk of myocardial infarction in urban India. Rastogi S, Jha P, Reddy KVS et al. Tobacco Control. 2005; 173(5): 476-7. Does use of tobacco or alcohol contribute to impoverishment from hospitalization costs in India? Bonu S, Rani M, Peters DH, Jha P, Nguyen SN. Health Policy Plan. 2005; 20(1): 41-9. Household tobacco and alcohol use, and chil…

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…ortionUrquia ML, Moineddin R, Jha P, O’Campo PJ, McKenzie K, Glazier RH, Henry DA, Ray JG. Sex ratios at birth after induced abortion. CMAJ. 2016 Jun 14;188(9):E181-90. Delivery of high maternal and child health interventions through measles campaigns: A decision analysis for IndiaJohri M, Verguet S, Morris S, Sharma J, Ram U, Gavreau C, Jones E, Jha P, Jit M. Delivery of high maternal and child health interventions through measles campaigns: A d…

Analyses: Union Budget 2017 Tobacco Tax Increase

…just the tax, conveniently pocketing the extra profits. Thus, the Union Budget tax hike may raise profits for the tobacco industry versus yielding greater revenues for the Government of India. The tax structure remains too complex. India’s tax structure, after years of influence by the cigarette industry allows smokers to switch down to cheaper cigarettes. This can negate ANY public health benefit of reduced consumption. By contrast a single…

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ARMS for Coronavirus

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…ed and implemented at national levels, verbal autopsy-based methods, including the Indian Million Death Study. Our experienced team will build on these lessons and ongoing research in China, India, Sierra Leone, and Ethiopia. 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. Combini…

COMPUTER SCIENCE & PUBLIC HEALTH SUMMER STUDENT

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ic health. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of multidisciplinary scientists, researchers and analysts working on large-scale public health projects in our Toronto office. S/he will also work with project counterparts in international collaborative efforts. This is a full-time contract position, from May to August 2017. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will work closely with researchers and project coordinators…

Senior Programmer/Technical Project Manager (Toronto)

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…idate will be responsible for coordinating with other stakeholders including researchers, biostatisticians, GIS analysts, and other administrators to ensure that software development initiatives fall in line with CGHR’s overall vision and mission. The successful candidate will spend 30% of their time on software development and 70% on management and coordination of research projects, including management of offshore developers. The successf…

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR

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…us in various projects. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of multidisciplinary scientists and analysts working on large-scale epidemiological projects. The successful candidate will also work with project counterparts in international collaborative efforts. This is a full-time contract position for 1 year, renewable on satisfactory performance. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will work closely with researchers…

We’re hiring a Research Assistant/Coordinator!

…us in various projects. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of multidisciplinary scientists and analysts working on large-scale epidemiological projects. The successful candidate will also work with project counterparts in international collaborative efforts. This is a full-time contract position for 1 year, renewable on satisfactory performance. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will work closely with researchers…

BIOSTATISICIAN / DEMOGRAPHER (Full time, Toronto)

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…rk on large-scale, globally-relevant, epidemiological projects in a team of multidisciplinary scientists, analysts and trainees in the Toronto, Bangalore and Delhi offices. The successful candidate will also work with project counterparts in international collaborative efforts. This is a renewable 12-month contract position. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The main responsibilities of this position are to update, optimize and maintain in-house and globally…

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…

Million Death Study recruiting physician coders in India

…orking hours are flexible) For your contribution, you will be paid for each record coded. Those who complete 1000 records at high quality will receive a certificate from St. John’s/CGHR. Interested physicians may apply through this recruitment survey. Should you have further questions, email MDSlearn@smh.ca. For details about our research please visit our MDS site.  Apply as soon as possible….

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…

District Evaluation Study on Health (DESH)

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…iorities) on the attitudes of district policymakers and the implementation of health programs. The dissemination methods studied in DESH can easily be replicated on a large scale. The intervention package will be delivered in three waves to key district-level policymakers, and includes the following: Choosing Health: An Entitlement for All Indians (report) Fact sheet for the Choosing Health report District health report cards for respective dist…

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…

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….

Training Coordinator

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…ze and improve the same Use creative, innovative and cutting edge Instructional Design techniques and multi-media tools to develop new, high quality, training modules and instructional manuals Make training modules available through an interactive and integrated online training platform that allows for trainee progress tracking, assessments, e-group discussion, etc. Make training modules and platform, flexible and easy to use in multi-country an…

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…

Research and General Support

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…k closely with a team of multidisciplinary scientists, researchers and analysts working on large-scale epidemiological projects in the Toronto, Bangalore and Delhi offices. The successful candidate will also work with project counterparts in international collaborative efforts. This is a full-time contract position, starting November 2017. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will work closely with researchers and project coordinators a…