PhD Scholarship in Public Health (Vaccine Epidemiology), Curtin University

A three-year PhD scholarship is available in the School of Public Health at Curtin University to conduct research into the childhood health effects of vaccination during pregnancy. Influenza and pertussis can cause severe disease in young infants, resulting in hospitalisation and premature death. To protect these infants in the first few months of life, vaccines are currently recommended during pregnancy. While the benefits of vaccination have been well documented in infants up to six months of age, little is currently known about the health impacts beyond infancy.

PhD Opportunity - The University of Melbourne

79859 UniMelbAn exciting PhD opportunity exists for an epidemiology/public health graduate interested in international child health and a career in public health or epidemiology. Pneumonia is the commonest reason why children die globally and the risk and incidence of disease is highest in the poorest settings. Using large datasets, this PhD will explore the risk factors and prevalence of acute respiratory infection in low- and middle-income countries, by wealth quintile, geographical region and time.

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