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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Climate change public health impact of thunderstorms and pollen - Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology (SDSE), Swinburne University of Technology

nav swin logo tallAllergic asthma is an important chronic disease currently posing serious public health issues in Australia with associated medical, economic, and societal burden. Melbourne is considered as one of the prime locations for thunderstorm asthma outbreaks in Australia. after the 2016 thunderstorm asthma episode in Victoria, the Victorian government is planning to launch a major public health campaign during the first week of September 2017 to increase the awareness of thunderstorm asthma and asking at-risk people to see their doctor or pharmacist before the grass pollen season hits.

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