Conceptualizing and Quantifying the Global Burden of Disease
Dr. Murray is a co-founder of the Global Burden of Disease study, a systematic, scientific effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss from all major diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and location over time. Presented by Dr. Christopher J. L. Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) & Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington; 2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Recipient. (2018)
A recently released study shows asthma rates are falling thanks to efforts by physicians to avoid prescribing antibiotics to young children, except when necessary. The study shows that being prescribed antibiotics within the first 12 months of life is associated with almost double the risk of being diagnosed with asthma by age five.
Dr. Srinivas Murthy, a critical care specialist who is also trained in infectious diseases and an investigator at BC Children’s Hospital, is leading new high-quality research on COVID-19 treatment to help Canadians and people around the world.
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