Category Archives: global health

DisMod-MR Book Talk

I gave a talk on the DisMod book and it is online: http://www.healthdata.org/events/seminar/dismod-mr-gbd-study-integrative-systems-modeling-approach-meta-regression-descriptive

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To read in JAMA:

Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among US Youth Aged 12-17 Years, 2013-2014

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2464690

and here is the survey instrument: [oops, didn’t get the link…]

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NIH, ScienceMag, and BoD

This article in ScienceMag caught my attention and then got forwarded to everyone: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/funding/2015/12/nih-drops-special-10-set-aside-aids-research

It looks like GBD stuff, but they never said IHME or GBD. But digging deeper… it is! http://report.nih.gov/info_disease_burden.aspx

Now we can say it is definitely our data even though the Science article doesn’t mention us.

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Small area estimates by others in PHM

Article alert
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The following new article has just been published in Population Health Metrics

Research
Small area synthetic estimates of smoking prevalence during pregnancy in England
Szatkowski L, Fahy S, Coleman T, Taylor J, Twigg L, Moon G, Leonardi-Bee J
Population Health Metrics 2015, 13 :34 (9 December 2015)

http://www.pophealthmetrics.com/content/13/1/34

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Vaccine Confidence blog reminds me of a reddit IamA

Both linked here for future reference:

Ode to Charles Darwin

Ode to Charles Darwin

IamA Human Guinea Pig Getting the Newest Ebola Vaccine AMA! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2gnn1r/iama_human_guinea_pig_getting_the_newest_ebola/

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To read in JAMA: Trends in Prescription Drug Use Among Adults in the United States From 1999-2012

Trends in Prescription Drug Use Among Adults in the United States From 1999-2012
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2467552

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Projecting ACHD Cases

My new paper, which I believe is the first published application of DisMod-PDE: Projected growth of the adult congenital heart disease population in the United States to 2050: an integrative systems modeling approach
http://www.pophealthmetrics.com/content/13/1/29

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