Department of Public Health Sciences
For more than 50 years, the Department of Public Health Sciences has provided graduate education and engaged in research aimed at improving health and health care for citizens. The focus of research and graduate programs is on health policy and management, health technology assessment, epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental health and global health. Collectively, faculty members represent many disciplines in the natural, biomedical, clinical, social, economic and behavioral sciences.
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Access and Benefits Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in Northern Canada: Understanding the Legal Environment and Creating Effective Research AgreementsDownload
Background. Research in northern Canada focused on Aboriginal peoples has historically benefited academia with little consideration for the people being researched or their traditional knowledge (TK). Although this attitude is changing, the complexity of TK makes it difficult to develop...
Obesity is a national and global issue. Primary care is an important area in the prevention and treatment of obesity. There are numerous potential barriers physicians face in delivering effective practices in obesity management. Identifying major barriers will aid health care systems, medical...
Are community midwives addressing the inequities in access to skilled birth attendance in Punjab, Pakistan?Download
Pakistan, with a maternal mortality rate (MMR) of 297 deaths /100,000 live births, is one of six countries contributing to half of all maternal deaths worldwide.1 In an effort to decrease these unacceptably high rates the Government of Pakistan created a new cadre of skilled birth attendants,...
Assigning Causality to Anti-Cancer Agents: Decision Making in Early Phase Oncology Clinical TrialsDownload
This presentation was given at Applied Research in Cancer Control Conference (2013), Sheraton Vancouver All Centre, Vancouver, BC.
Biomonitoring and elimination of Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) through perspiration: Blood, Urine, and Sweat (BUS) Study.Download
Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are man-made organofluorine chemicals manufactured and marketed for their stain-resistant properties. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are anthropogenic organochlorine compounds previously used in various industrial and chemical applications prior to being banned...
Challenges for Intellectual Property Management of HIV Vaccine-Related Research and Development: Part 1, The Global ContextDownload
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is one of the defining issues of the 21st century. AIDS is the leading cause of death in Africa and the fourth-leading cause of death globally. UNAIDS estimated that 33.2 million people were living with HIV in 2007. More than twenty million people have already died from AIDS...
Challenges for Intellectual Property Management of HIV Vaccine-Related Research and Development: Part 2, The Canadian ContextDownload
This paper builds upon the key issues identified in Part One of this series of two papers on“Challenges for Intellectual Property Management of HIV Vaccine-Related Research and Development” [hereinafter, Part One]. Following that review of the global literature and consultations with...
Evaluating the Improving Mother and Newborn Health initiative: Are community midwives increasing quality essential newborn and maternal care in Quetta, Gwadar, and Kech districts in Balochistan and are they doing so in a financially self-sustaining manner?
Evaluating the Improving Mother and Newborn Health initiative: Are community midwives increasing quality essential newborn and maternal care in Quetta, Gwadar, and Kech districts in Balochistan and are they doing so in a financially self-sustaining manner?Download
A research proposal submitted to MercyCorps Pakistan in response to written request for proposals (three different methods that can be used)
Herbal Remedy Clinical Trials in the Media: a Comparison with the Coverage of Conventional PharmaceuticalsDownload
Background This study systematically compares newspaper coverage of clinical trials for herbal remedies, a popular type of complementary and alternative medicine, with clinical trials for pharmaceuticals using a comparative content analysis. This is a timely inquiry given the recognized...