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Postdocs for “Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases”

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  Applications are invited for the following postdoctoral fellowships at various universities across Canada:   Spatial-Temporal Modeling of COVID-19 Adverse Outcomes in Canada  Cindy Feng  Dalhousie   Imperfect testing and serosurveys Grace Yi, Paul Gustafson Western, UBC Estimating COVID-19 prevalence in homeless populations Laura Cowen Victoria   Small-area estimation and serosurveys Mahmoud Torabi Manitoba   To apply…

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….

Global health researchers receive QES grant

alth outcomes and become engaged leaders in their countries,” said Di Ruggiero, Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Through the Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (SAVE) program, 20 scholars — 50 per cent of whom are women — from Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Mozambique and Canada will learn to apply novel methods to conduct multidisciplinary research to improve MCH survei…

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

obal health. We use real data from real people to ask the questions: What are the major causes of death in the world? Why do we need cause of death statistics? How does counting the dead help the living? Death 101 is designed for MOOC students and is built for online learning. We begin with an historical perspective on global mortality and end with a hopeful look toward future trends. In between, you will learn about the avoidability of death pri…

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 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….

PROGRAM MANAGER

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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…

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…

CGHR Toronto

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rown 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 publications: http://pbrown.ca/#x1-7000…

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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS 2019 Seasonal variation and etiologic inferences of childhood pneumonia and diarrhea mortality in India Farrar DS, Awasthi S, Fadel SA, Kumar R, Sinha A, Fu SH, Wahl B, Morris SK, Jha P. Seasonal variation and etiologic inferences of childhood pneumonia and diarrhea mortality in India. Elife. 2019 Aug 27;8:e46202. AIDS-defining causes of death from autopsy findings for HIV-positive individuals in sub-Saharan Africa in the pr…

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

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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. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of…

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…

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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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…

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action Sierra Leone BO district, Sierra Leone   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,…

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…

Maternal and Child Health

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umar R, Bondy S, Moineddin R, Jha PPLoS ONE 9(6): e95696. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095696 Childhood and adult mortality from unintentional falls in India.Jagnoor J, Suraweera W, Keay L, Ivers RQ, Thakur JS, Gururajd G, Jha P for the Million Death Study Collaborators.Bull World Health Organ. 2011 August 3; BLT.11.086306. Trends in selective abortions of girls in India: analysis of nationally representative birth histories from 1990 to 2005 and ce…

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…

Research Coordinator I

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Research Coordinator I – Center for Global Health Research Competition #:833972 Job Title: Research Coordinator I – Center for Global Health Research Department: Center for Global Health Research Job Category: Research New Work Type: Full-Time Temporary Positions Available: 1 Union Affiliation: NU Posted Date: 21/11/18 Closing date: 28/11/18 Salary Range: $26.60 – $33.24 per hour Length of Temporary Assignment: 12 Months FTE…

Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN)

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In collaboration with the University of Washington, The Center for Disease Dynamics & Economic Policy, and the Public Health Foundation of India, the Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN) aims to improve the efficacy of health resource spending in various contexts around the globe. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the DCPN evaluates the potential costs and benefits of allocating funds to a range of health service delive…

Training Coordinator

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The successful Training Coordinator at the Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR – http://www.cghr.org/) will design and deliver informative, creative and cutting edge web-based, health related training modules for a global audience. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinate with CGHR staff, country partners and multi-level stakeholders to successfully design, deliver, evaluate and revise web-based training modules that fit the organization’s m…

Tax hike on tobacco could save 25 000 lives

ended 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 medal hunt for the tobacco control Olympics. But if he wants the gold, he is going to have to do more.” “Taxes are the single most effective intervention to curb smoking, as shown in studies from around the world. When Fren…

Senior Programmer/Technical Project Manager (Toronto)

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Position Type: Full Time Date Ad Posted: 04/05/2018 Job Region: Downtown Toronto Application Deadline: Open until filled Years Experience: 3+ years in Software Development Status: 1 Year Full-Time Contract (renewable) Salary: To Be Negotiated 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…

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…

Karnataka’s Roadmap to Improved Health

Cost effective solutions to address priority diseases, reduce poverty and increase economic growth The full report can be seen here: Karnataka’s Roadmap to Improved Health New data on the most common causes of death in Karnataka for men and women at various age groups are presented in a report titled Karnataka’s Roadmap to Improved Health. The report indicates that several hundred thousand people in Karnataka are dying prematurely from easily pr…

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 3. Cancer

esponsibility of governments and international agencies, public and private sectors, and societies and individuals, and all of these partners have been involved in the development of the series. Volume 3, Cancer, presents the complex patterns of cancer incidence and death around the world and evidence on effective and cost-effective ways to control cancers. The DCP3 evaluation of cancer will indicate where cancer treatment is ineffective and wast…

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….

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,…

Missing Girls in India (English)

TRENDS IN MISSING FEMALES AT BIRTH IN INDIA FROM 1981 TO 2016: ANALYSES OF 2·1 MILLION BIRTH HISTORIES IN NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE SURVEYS (Available online 8 April 2021)   Half of the world’s missing female births occur in India, due to sex-selective abortion. It is unknown whether selective abortion of female fetuses has changed in recent years across different birth orders. We sought to document the trends in missing female births, particula…

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…

Raising taxes key to accelerate tobacco control in South Asia

tion of about eight sticks) as compared with high-income countries, where most smokers start before age 20 and the mean number of cigarettes smoked a day is more than 15. The hazards of smoking are considerable in South Asia. For example, the loss of life among Indian male cigarette smokers is as great as that of prolonged smokers in high-income countries. Smoking cessation is effective. Those who stop smoking before age 40 avoid about 90 per cen…

21st-Century Hazards of Smoking and Benefits of Cessation in the United States

ut six years of life, female bidi smokers lose about eight years and male cigarette smokers lose about ten years of life. “It is truly remarkable that one single factor, namely smoking, which is entirely preventable, accounts for nearly one in ten of all deaths in India.  The study brings out forcefully the need for immediate public action in this much neglected field”, states Professor Amartya Sen, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics. Read the full…

District Interventions for Successful Health Action (DISHA)

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The District Interventions for Successful Health Action (DISHA) project aims to increase local health care accountability in three districts of Karnataka, India: Tumkur, Raichur, and Chamrajnagar. The main elements of the DISHA project include: Training Panchayati Raj (local self-government) members to monitor and evaluate public health care performance and the Health Management Information System A targeted study of transparency and accountabi…

Mortality attributable to hot and cold ambient temperatures in India: a nationally representative case-crossover study

n the effects of heat waves and has mostly been from small-scale studies. Here, we quantify heat and cold effects on mortality in India using a nationally representative study of the causes of death and daily temperature data for 2001 – 2013. READ THE ARTICLE HERE: PLOS Medicine or directly download the PDF…

Smoking cessation and e-cigarettes in China and India

The Chinese and Indian governments have taken steps to restrict access to electronic cigarettes. The motivation has been to protect young people from e-cigarette use and possible lifelong addiction and, less altruistically, lobbying by domestic cigarette industries. Protecting young people is a laudable goal but it must be scrutinised using epidemiological evidence relevant to each country. See the full BMJ editorial here or download the PDF…

Deaths from cardiovascular disease rising in India, study finds

Death due to cardiovascular disease is on the rise in India, causing more than one quarter of all deaths in the country in 2015 and affecting rural populations and young adults the most, suggests a study published today in The Lancet Global Health. 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 Ho…

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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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…

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…

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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Position Type: Summer Full-time (May-August, depending on program requirements) Date Ad Posted: 02/05/2018 Job Region: Downtown Toronto Application Deadline: 02/20/2018 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 f…

District Evaluation Study on Health (DESH)

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ion 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 districts Video clip describing key points from the report cards Choosing Health promotional calendar Choosing He…

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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(Full time, Toronto) 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 Unity Health Toronto. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Go…

BIOSTATISICIAN / DEMOGRAPHER (Full time, Toronto)

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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. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of…

Research and General Support

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FULL TIME, TORONTO 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. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration wit…

We’re hiring a Research Assistant/Coordinator!

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR (Full time, Toronto) 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 Unity Health Toronto. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is r…