- Dr Javier Cortes Ramirez
Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work
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- Public Health and Health Services
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PhD (University of Queensland)
- Professional memberships
International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
International Society for Data Science and Analytics
Public Health Association of Australia
Australian Academy of Sciences (COVID-19 expert)
Australian Society of Medical Research
International Society of Geospatial Health
I am a medical professional experienced in data science and epidemiological research in public health. My research interests focus on spatial statistics and epidemiological analyses of big data to support decision-making in public, environmental and occupational health.
I am currently developing complex data analyses to identify the association of environmental risk factors such as bushfires smoke with respiratory diseases in the Australian population, including COVID-19. My research involves programming scripts for advanced statistical software and Geographic Information Systems and implementing analyses in High-Performance Computing environments.
My professional experience spams three major areas of medicine; clinical practice, medical management and epidemiological research, and teaching health subjects related to each of these. I have participated as specialist to support the implementation of national and regional health programs and strategies in Indonesia, India, and the Pacific, in consultancy with the World Health Organisation. I am also the chief investigator of an international research collaboration between the World Health Organisation collaboration centre for children’s health (Australia) and the University of Santander (Colombia).
J.E. Rod, Oviedo-Trespalacios O., Cortes-Ramirez J. A brief-review of the risk factors for covid-19 severity. Rev. Saúde Pública. 2020.
Prist PR et al. Cross-boundary collaboration is crucial for mitigating the impacts of deforestation and fires in the Amazon. Science. 2019.
Cortes-Ramirez J., Sly PD., Ng J., Jagals P. Incorporation of human epidemiological evidence to assess the impacts of coal mining on public health. Reviews on Environmental Health. 2019. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2019-0033.
Cortes-Ramirez J., Naish S., Sly PD., Jagals P. Mortality and morbidity in populations in the vicinity of coal mining: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2018; 18: 721.
Cortes-Ramirez J, Naish S, Jagals P. 2017. International Classification of Diseases Codes of Morbidity and Mortality in Populations in the Vicinity of Coal Mining. Environ Health Perspect 125; doi: 10.1289/ehp.isee2017.
Delgado D., Miranda P., Cortes J. Accidents at work in the Andina Division of Codelco, Chile. Ciencia y Trabajo. Year 8. No. 19. ISSN 0718-0306. 2006.
Zambrano GE., Cortes J. Prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, syphilis and Chagas in blood donors, Cucuta 1998-199. Respuestas. Year 6 No. 1. ISSN 0122820X.2001.
Vesga BE. Et al. Electrocardiographic signs in Chagas heart disease. Salud UIS. 29. 91-95. 1998.
Cortes Ramirez, J. Risk factors associated with silicosis in miners of Los Andes, Chile. Thesis Master in Public Health, University of Chile, School of Public Health. 2007
Cortes Ramirez J. Guidelines for the Medical Management of Chagas Disease in North of Santander. Commissioned by the Health Department of North of Santander, the Ministry of Health. Colombia. 2003.
Cortes Ramirez J., Anaya H. Guidelines of ophiology and medical treatment of snakebite in North of Santander. Commissioned by the Health Department of North of Santander, the Ministry of Health. Colombia. 2003
Cortes Ramirez J., Anaya H. Analysis of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours in Health survey: Bari and U’wa indigenous communities. Commissioned by the Health Department of North of Santander, the Ministry of Health. Colombia. 2002.
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