Category Archives: global health

2016 Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed lecture: Sanjay Basu

Dr. Sanjay Basu gave the 2016 Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed lecturer on May 19, 2016. He spoke on the challenges and importance of measuring the health impact of government programs and policies. The Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed Lecture was established in 1982 to recognize Dr. Park Willis Gloyd. The lectureship was renamed by the family to recognize Park’s son, Stephen Gloyd, who is the Associate Chair for Education and Curriculum for the UW Department of Global Health, and a professor in Health Services at the School of Public Health.

Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is a primary care physician and an epidemiologist, focusing on the study of how population health is influenced by social and economic programs. Dr. Basu received his education from MIT, Oxford, and Yale, and serves on advisory panels for the United Nations, World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, and the Global Burden of Disease Project. In 2013, he was named one of the “top 100 global thinkers” by Foreign Policy Magazine, and in 2015 he won the New Innovator Award from the Director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Basu is the co-author of “The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills,” which discusses recessions, budget battles, and the politics of life and death.

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Learning in Surgeons

New paper: Assessing surgeon behavior change after anastomotic leak in colorectal surgery
Authors
Vlad V Simianu, Anirban Basu, Rafael Alfonso-Cristancho, Richard C Thirlby, Abraham D Flaxman, David R Flum
Publication date
2016/10/31
Journal
Journal of Surgical Research
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022480416301962

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Paper with Cool Method

Investigating the remuneration of health workers in the DR Congo: implications for the health workforce and the health system in a fragile setting
Maria Paola Bertone, Gregoire Lurton and Paulin Beya Mutombo
http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/01/11/heapol.czv131.abstract

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Diabetes by County in USA

Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Diabetes Prevalence by County in the US, 1999–2012
Authors
Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Johan P Mackenbach, Frank J van Lenthe, Abraham D Flaxman, Ali H Mokdad
Publication date
2016/9/1
Journal
Diabetes Care
Volume
39

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/39/9/1556.abstract

Cool maps:
http://vizhub.healthdata.org/us-health-map/

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DALYs averted by MSF facility

I helped with a calculation that is now published in this paper: Averted health burden over 4 years at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Trauma Centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, prior to its closure in 2015
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0039606016301994

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To read: recent pubs on US county life expectancy

The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2513561&utm_term=alsomay

Age-aggregation bias in mortality trends
http://www.pnas.org/content/113/7/E816.full

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