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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…

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…

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…

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….

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

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…

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…

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HIV-positive individuals in sub-Saharan Africa in the pre- and post-ART era: a systematic review and meta-analyses. Gates Open Res. 2019 Jul 17;3:1509. Geospatial, racial, and educational variation in firearm mortality in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia, 1990–2015: a comparative analysis of vital statistics data Dare AJ, Irving H, Guerrero-LĂłpez CM, Watson LK, Kolpak P, Reynales Shigematsu LM, Sanches M, Gomez D, Gelband H, Jha P. Geospatia…

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…

CGHR Toronto

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TORONTO DIRECTORY Venus JarabaPatrick BrownAnna DareHana FuPrabhat JhaLeslie NewcombePeter RodriguezWilson SuraweeraBapujee Biswabandan VENUS JARABA – Senior Administrative Assistant cghr@smh.ca +1 416-864-6042   PATRICK BROWN, PhD – Scientist Patrick.Brown@unityhealth.to Patrick Brown is a Biostatistician leading the geospatial research team at CGHR, as well as Associate Professor in the Department of Statistical Scie…

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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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…

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…

Maternal and Child Health

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Changes in cause-specific neonatal and 1-59-month child mortality in India from 2000 to 2015Fadel, Shaza A et al. The Lancet, 2017 Sept 19, Volume 0, Issue 0, Facility Delivery, Postnatal Care and Neonatal Deaths in India: Nationally-Representative Case-Control Studies Shaza A. Fadel, Usha Ram, Shaun K. Morris, Rehana Begum, Anita Shet, Raju Jotkar, Prabhat JhaPLOS ONE 10(10): e0140448. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140448 Neonatal, 1-59 month, an…

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…

Research Coordinator I

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rge-scale epidemiological projects, focusing on projects within the maternal and child health portfolio, with a team of multidisciplinary scientists, analysts and trainees. The successful candidate will also work with project counterparts in international collaborative efforts. Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, organization and quality improvement of large datasets, including data flow b…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Smokers who quit as young adults can live almost as long as people who never smoked, found a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Smoking cuts at least 10 years off a person’s lifespan, however, a comprehensive analysis of health and death records in the United States found that people who quit smoking before they turn 40 regain almost all of those lost years.  “Quitting smoking before age 40, and preferably well before 40…

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

Most of the epidemiological studies that have examined the detrimental effects of ambient hot and cold temperatures on human health have been conducted in high-income countries. In India, the limited evidence on temperature and health risks has focused mostly on 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 cause…

Raising taxes key to accelerate tobacco control in South Asia

Prabhat Jha, Javaid Khan, Sujata Mishra, Prakash Gupta “South Asian countries must prioritise higher tobacco taxation and other control measures to raise the low levels of tobacco cessation and thus avoid millions of premature deaths, say Prabhat Jha and colleagues On current smoking patterns, tobacco will kill about 1 billion people worldwide this century, including substantial numbers in the South Asian countries. All South Asian countri…

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….

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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    …

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…

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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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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…