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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….

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

ries, and in the USA the risk of firearm homicide was 14 times higher in black men aged 25-34 with low education than in comparably educated white men (1.52% vs 0.11%). For US men with post-secondary education, black men were 30 times more likely to die by firearm homicide than comparably educated white men (0.30% vs 0.01). If countries could achieve the same firearm mortality rates nationally as in their lowest-burden states, 1.8 million firea…

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

…l 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 develop scholars who will improve maternal and child health (MCH) in Canada and four low- and middle-income countries. “This program will help build research capacity among scholars to use mortality evidence to improve maternal and child health outcomes and become engaged leaders in their cou…

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

e 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 children and 300,000 mothers will die during childbirth, mostly in the low-income countries of Africa and Asia. Next week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper hosts world leaders in Toronto for a major summit on maternal, newborn and child hea…

PROGRAM MANAGER

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b-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 throughout…

All Publications

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dia: a nationally-representative case-control studyBassani DG, Jha P, Dhingra N, Kumar R. Child mortality from solid-fuel use in India: a nationally-representative case-control study. BMC public health. 2010 Aug 17;10(1):491. Canada’s perceived lack of leadership on global tobacco controlHébert PC, Reddy KS, Jha P. Canada’s perceived lack of leadership on global tobacco control. CMAJ. 2010 Jul 13;182(10):E427. Global, regional, and national…

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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tion: Bangalore, India Duration: initial period 1 year; extension possible up to 5 years subject to satisfactory performance. Minimum Education, Training, and Experience Requirements: MBBS with 10 years experience or MD with 3-5 years experience 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 interp…

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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b-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 throughout…

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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‐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 throu…

Maternal and Child Health

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…one.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 census data from 1991 to 2011. Jha P, Kesler MA, Kumar R, Ram F, Ram U, Aleksandr…

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…

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…

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…

Karnataka’s Roadmap to Improved Health

2. Of these, approximately 11,600 newborns died of prematurity & intra-uterine growth retardation, 4,860 died of neonatal infections, and 5,700 died of birth asphyxia & birth trauma before one month old. Approximately 3,750 children died of pneumonia and 3,628 died of diarrhoeal diseases. • In 2010, about 8,000 children between the ages 5-14 died of avrtable causes. For both boys and girls, about a quarter of the deaths were due to commun…

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…

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    …

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…

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….

CGHR Toronto

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…  PRABHAT JHA, MD, DPhil – Director prabhat.jha@utoronto.ca +1 416-864-6042 Prabhat Jha is the founding director of CGHR. He is also the Inaugural University of Toronto Endowed Professor in Disease Control, Canada Research Chair at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, co-investigator of the Disease Control Priorities Network, and expert advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on HIV/AIDS control in India and to vari…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Training Coordinator

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ts, 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 and developing eLearning Experience with authoring a MOOC and working with Learning Management Systems (LMS) is preferred Proficient knowledge of creative multi-media design and edit…

Research and General Support

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obal health research will be an asset HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV with references to: cghr@smh.ca. Please quote “Research and General Support Position” in the subject line. Deadline for applications: Sept 30, 2017 CGHR thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CGHR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer….

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR

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will be an asset.   HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV with three reference names/emails to cghr@smh.ca. Please quote “Research Assistant/Coordinator” in the subject line. Deadline for applications: October 31, 2019  CGHR thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CGHR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer….

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…

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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presentations, and grant applications, and is expected to maintain excellent documentation of data management and statistical analysis processes. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Masters-level degree in demography, statistics Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in the area of demographic and statistical analysis Minimum 3-5 years of experience working with mortality data with ICD codes/disease classifications Excellent knowledge of methods of de…

We’re hiring a Research Assistant/Coordinator!

will be an asset.   HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV with three reference names/emails to cghr@smh.ca. Please quote “Research Assistant/Coordinator” in the subject line. Deadline for applications: October 31, 2019  CGHR thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CGHR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer….