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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…

Lancet Public Health study shows that firearm mortality highest in young men and associated with race and education in the USA, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

A new study in Lancet Public Health on Firearm deaths: Key findings There were almost 2.5 million firearm deaths in USA, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia between 1990-2015. Firearms remain a leading cause of death in men aged 15-34 years – accounting for 1.4 million deaths. Looking at firearm homicides only, which accounted for 73% of all firearm deaths, location, education, and race affected risk. Young men with low education were at highest r…

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…

Global health researchers receive QES grant

GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $500K GRANT TO BUILD CAPACITY AND EXCHANGE GLOBAL TALENT Public health researchers at the University of Toronto received funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program to strengthen the capacity of tomorrow’s global health leaders. Professors Erica Di Ruggiero and Prabhat Jha received close to $500,000 to be granted over four years to enable global talent exchange and deve…

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…

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….

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….

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

Full Globe and Mail Op Ed CGHR director Prabhat Jha and John W. McArthur, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and senior fellow at the UN Foundation, appeal for increased, specific funding from the Canadian government for the development of universal health insurance in low-middle-income countries, and a big data initiative to address the largely undocumented causes of childhood mortality. “This year, approximately six million chi…

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ontrolJha P, Franco E, Sankaranarayanan R, Rabeneck L, Gelband H. Integrated prevention for global cancer control. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Mar 1;6(S8):8. Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition: cancer package principles and overviewGelband H, Horton S, Watkins D, Jamison DT, Wu D, Gospodarowicz M, Jha P. Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition: cancer package principles and overview. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Mar 1;6(S7):7. Identifying HIV care…

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

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-Saharan Africa and other low- and middle-income countries. The main task is to ensure successful implementation of the SAVE efforts in Sierra Leone, Mozambique, and Ethiopia. This position requires frequent travel outside of Canada. Graduating PhDs and Post Doctoral Fellows are invited 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…

Senior Medical Researcher for The Million Death Study

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Location: Bangalore, Karnataka JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Senior Medical Researcher for The Million Death Study The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) (www.cghr.org) was established in 2002 to conduct large-scale epidemiological studies in developing countries. CGHR is a non-profit, non-partisan academic research institution dedicated to better health. The mission of CGHR is to conduct high quality research that advances global health, w…

Wilson Suraweera – Publications

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Suicide mortality in India: a nationally representative survey Vikram Patel, Chinthanie Ramasundarahettige, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, J S Thakur, Vendhan Gajalakshmi, Gopalkrishna Gururaj, Wilson Suraweera, Prabhat Jha, for the Million Death Study Collaborators; The Lancet 2012; 23 June: Volume 379, Issue 9834, Pages 2343 – 2351, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60606-0 Cancer mortality in India: a nationally representative survey Dikshit R, Gupta PC,…

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…

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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. 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. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of India and documents causes of death across the country. The MDS lessons are now expanding to priority countries in sub-­‐Saharan Africa under a partnership called the Statistical Allia…

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR www.cghr.org) is a well-regarded research 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. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of India and document…

PROGRAM MANAGER

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to the SAVE Manager and to GOSL partners. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the Sierra Leone Sample Registration System (SL-SRS) in order to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the program management, delivery and accomplishment of program goals and objectives. In addition, this position will also support the work by MOHS in expanding facility-based cause of…

Maternal and Child Health

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Walker CF, Cibulskis R, Eisele T, Liu L, and Mathers C. for the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group of WHO and UNICEF. Lancet. 2010; 375(9730): 1969-87. Factors associated with physician agreement on verbal autopsy of over 27000 childhood deaths in India. Morris SK, Bassani DG, Kumar R, Awasthi S, Paul VK, Jha P. PLoS One. 2010; 5(3): e9583. Gender inequity and age-appropriate immunization cover in India from 1992-2006. Corsi DJ, Bassani…

CGHR Toronto

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shed widely on tobacco, HIV/AIDS, premature mortality, and the health of the global poor. Two of his ground-breaking publications on tobacco control policy led to the first-ever global treaty on tobacco control, now signed by over 160 countries. Among other projects at CGHR, Prabhat is currently leading one of the world’s largest prospective studies of premature mortality called the Million Death Study. Prabhat Jha – Video Profile (Un…

The impact of measles immunization campaigns in India using a nationally representative sample of 27,000 child deaths

India comprises much of the persisting global childhood measles mortality. India implemented a mass second-dose measles immunization campaign in 2010. We used interrupted time series and multilevel regression to quantify the campaign’s impact on measles mortality using the nationally representative Million Death Study (including 27,000 child deaths in 1.3 million households surveyed from 2005–2013). 1–59-month measles mortality rates fell more…

Training Coordinator

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when necessary Efficiently maintain training databases, and storage and access to training materials Maintain and develop excellent relations with training partners, educational experts, and programme stakeholders Support the overall goals and needs of the CGHR as required QUALIFICATIONS A degree or certification in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or related field A minimum of 3-5 years successful experience designing…

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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Full time, Toronto, Canada The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR – 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. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration wi…

DESH-Surgery Study

The District Evaluation Study of Health – Priorities in Surgery Study (DESH-Surgery Study) is gathering the collective experience and knowledge of surgeons across India. The goal of this study is to identify priorities in the prevention and treatment of surgical conditions such as injuries, cancer, congenital anomalies, and obstetrical complications in India. We are seeking qualified Indian surgeons (MS, DNB(Surgery), MCh) for this study….

Missing Girls in India (English)

Video news release for a recent study that found up to 13.5M missing girls in India over 3 decades as a result of selective abortion.

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 3. Cancer

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 3. Cancer   The third edition of Disease Control Priorities is available and free online. Cancer control in low and middle income countries is possible and will save lives. The DCP-3 Cancer Volume offers feasible, cost-effective cancer control strategies. “From its inception, the Disease Control Priorities series has focused attention on delivering efficacious health interventions tha…

ARMS for Coronavirus

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Acute Respiratory Mortality Surveillance (ARMS) for Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) (Image from Nature.com. Credit: NIAID-RML/de Wit/Fischer) Background: The World Health Organization has expressed concern about how countries with inadequate death reporting would be able to detect and respond to the spread of COVID-19. Most deaths in large parts of Africa and South Asia still occur at home, without medical attention, and hence the diagnosis is…

Deaths from cardiovascular disease rising in India, study finds

g of the heart’s arteries – in populations aged 30 to 69 increased rapidly in rural areas of India and surpassed those in urban areas between the year 2000 and 2015. In contrast, the probability of dying from stroke decreased overall, but increased in India’s northeastern states, where a third of premature stroke deaths occurred and only one sixth of the population lives. In these states, deaths due to stroke were about three times higher than th…

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….

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    …

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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…

Million Death Study recruiting physician coders in India

We seek MCI-registered physicians (MBBS/Diploma/MD/MS/DNB) in any specialty (Medical/ Surgical) to join our unique “Million Death Study” (MDS), which provides mortality statistics for India. You will be one of 400+ skilled physicians who will be coding the causes of deaths across India. The MDS is run by the CGHR India Foundation (www.cghr.org), and affiliated with St. Michael’s Hospital (University of Toronto) and St. John’s National Acad…

MPH Summer Practicum Student

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tal. 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. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of India and documents causes of death across the country. Two MPH practicum positions will be open for the Summer 2018.  Length of practicum is generally 16 weeks, but will be determined…

Data Manager

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Position Type: Full Time Date Ad Posted: 04/17/2018 Job Region: Downtown Toronto Application Deadline: Open until filled Years Experience: 2 to 5 years as a Data Manager Status: 1 Year Full-Time Contract (renewable) Salary: To Be Negotiated The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) conducts high-quality research that advances global health. Specific emphasis is on large-scale epidemiologic studies in India, Africa, and Latin America, and real…

District Evaluation Study on Health (DESH)

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The District Evaluation Study on Health (DESH) is a randomized trial targeting policymakers across India. The study will evaluate the impact of disseminating key health information (local disease burden, health system performance, and disease control priorities) 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…

Bangalore Fellowship

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Position Type: Full Time Date Ad Posted: 03/07/2018 Job Region: Bangalore Application Deadline: Until filled Status: 1 Year Full-Time Contract Salary: As per Institute Standards Contact Details: Chandamita +91 9686198747/chandamita@sjri.res.in 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…

Bangalore MDS Fellowship

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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. DESCRIPTION: The aim of the CGHR-SJRI Fellowship is to strengthen scientific research capacity in public…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…