CHE Completion Seminar 02-May-2017: Life beyond control: Youth, diabetes and care in neoliberal Chile

12:30pm-1.30pm, Tue 2nd May 2017
Level 4, Room 410, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Marcela González Agüero: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

This dissertation explores how young Chileans with type 1-diabetes strive to construct good lives, both inside and outside hospitals, and how they negotiate the limits of the neoliberal approach to diabetes control. Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 31st May 2017 – Smartphone instrumentation – Enabling large-scale, longitudinal behavioural sensing using smartphones

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 31st May 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Vassilis Kostakos, Professor of Human Computer Interaction, School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne

In this talk, Professor Kostakos will give an overview of his group’s research on smartphone instrumentation and discuss the challenges in conducting studies that are large-scale (thousands of participants) and longitudinal (lasting months) and where data is collected from participants using smartphones.  Continue reading

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MSPGH Seminar: 17th May 2017 – Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 17th May 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Alan Lopez AC, Melbourne Laureate Professor and the Rowden-White Chair of Global Health & Burden of Disease Measurement; and Associate Professor Deirdre McLaughlin, Deputy Director, Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative Global Burden of Disease Group, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

The Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative (D4H) is jointly funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s InnovationXchange. Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 3rd May 2017 – Administrative data and research (A broad discussion centred on the use of administrative data for statistical analysis with an example from her paper ‘High School Choices and the Gender Gap in STEM’)

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 3rd May 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor A. Abigail Payne, Director and Ronald Henderson Professor, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne

We are in an era where we are awash in data, especially from administrative and proprietary sources – what are some of the challenges researchers face when confronting data? Issues on discussing the use of data will be discussed in the context of a recent working paper on gender differences in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 26th April 2017 – Multiple health risk behaviour in children and young people in the UK: some epidemiological and sociological insights

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 26th April 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Rona Campbell, Professor of Public Health Research, Centre for Public Health Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol

This seminar will present epidemiological findings about patterns of multiple risk behaviour in adolescence and health and social outcomes in early adulthood and Continue reading

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CHE PhD Confirmation 27-Apr-2017: Effectiveness of lifestyle intervention programs for type 2 diabetes prevention in resource constrain settings

3:00-4:00pm, Thu 27th April 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street

Mojtaba Lotfaliany: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

It has been shown that the pragmatic lifestyle intervention programs can prevent type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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CHE MRes Confirmation 27-Apr-2017 – Understanding the Cardiometabolic Epidemic in China

11.00-12.00noon, Thu 27th April 2017
Level 3, Seminar Room 302/303, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Zongmuyu Zhang: MRes Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

China is facing an increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as a result of rapid changes in its society and economy that are changing lifestyles and people’s way of living.

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Digital Health Forum 10-Apr-2017: Can digital technology really improve the health and wellbeing of the population?

9:15am-5.00pm, Mon 10th April 2017
Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room (Room 106), Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Swanston Street

Keynote Presenters:
Additional Professor Sailesh Mohan, Public Health Foundation of India
Associate Professor Josip Car, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore & Imperial College London, UK

The two key forum aims: (1) To showcase exciting developments in the application of digital technology to improve health outcomes and related research in Australia and more globally; and (2) To highlight key barriers and challenges which currently prevent the widespread application and effective implementation of digital health programs and platforms in Australia and other countries and to explore possible solutions.

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CHP Seminar: 2nd May 2017 – Estimating Causal Effects of Health Policies

11.00am-12noon, Tues 2nd May 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

A/Professor Yuting Zhang,  Associate Professor of Health Economics, founding Director of the Pharmaceutical Economics Research Group in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh. Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship awardee and visiting professor at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research, University of Melbourne.

In this presentation, Yuting will present some of her recent work on evaluating the effects
of US Accountable Care Organizations on Medicare spending, geographic variations in US Medicare spending and quality of care, effects of a pharmaceutical policy on the use of  downstream medical care services, and how individuals change their medication use in response to current and future price changes.

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MPSGH Seminar: 7th April 2017 – Work and socio-economic differences in biomarkers of stress

12.30-1.30pm, Fri 7th April 2017
Seminar Rooms 302 and 303, Level 3, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Tarini Chandola,  Professor of Medical Sociology, Social Statistics Disciplinary Area of the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester.

Data from the UK-Household Longitudinal Study, the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and the Whitehall II study will be used to discuss how working conditions affects physiological stress responses and how our physiological stress response is modified by socio-economic position. An examination of measures of hair and salivary cortisol, as well as cumulative physiological wear and tear (allostatic load) to see how transitions in and out of poor quality work affect these measures will be discussed.

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