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The Epidemiologist will support the team in developing the evaluation framework for GAVI investments in vaccines for Outbreak Response Interventions (ORI). This will include conducting a review and landscape analysis of existing epidemiological models and evaluation frameworks, developing the new framework for GAVI, validating the framework as part of a proof-of-concept study, and contributing to dissemination of results.
The Health Economist will support the team in developing the evaluation framework for GAVI investments in vaccines for Outbreak Response Immunisation (ORI). This will include conducting a review on estimated costs of infectious disease outbreaks, both immediate costs in terms of required medical treatments and wider costs in terms of disruptions to daily life activities and long-term sequelae of disease, costing different intervention scenarios, developing the new framework for GAVI and contributing to dissemination of results.
The hire would work with our team who is making it easier for infectious disease modellers to get straightforward and convenient access to historical and publicly available infectious disease data, so that they can spend more time modelling and less time locating, accessing, and preparing data. There is a tremendous amount of publicly available information that is locked up in typewritten and even handwritten documents. Epidemiologists who would like to make use of this information face enormous data access, digitization, preparation, and quality assurance barriers. Our group has been entering this information into digital data files, which we are curating so that the broader epidemiological community can directly make use of them.
Samira Mubareka (Sunnybrook Research Institute & University of Toronto) and Finlay Maguire (Dalhousie University) are seeking a co-supervised postdoctoral fellow (to be hired via the University of Toronto) for a collaborative genomic epidemiology project with public health partners. The postdoctoral fellow will lead phylogeographic and phylodynamic analyses of linked viral genomic and epidemiological data to investigate the impact of varied public health measures on SARS-CoV-2 dynamics in vulnerable populations across Ontario and Quebec during the 3rd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.