Epidemiology and Biostatistics Publications


Research in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Publications examines age, environment, chronic disease, social health determinants, maternal and child health, and mental health all in an effort to understand and improve the health of populations as a whole. These publications contain risk assessment and examinations of various health determinants to understand the health and circumstances of certain populations.

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Submissions from 2020

Covid-19 and clinical-epidemiological research in Italy: proposal of a research agenda on priority topics by the Italian association of epidemiology, Giovannino Ciccone, Silvia Deandrea, Antonio Clavenna, Ursula Kirchmayer, Vittorio Simeon, Anna Acampora, Nerina Agabiti, Laura Angelici, Roita Banzi, Ennio Cadum, Anna Castiglione, Paolo Chiodini, Cinzia Colombo, Eliana Ferroni, Enrica Migliore, Lorenza Nisticò, Eva Pagano, Anna Maria Sabelli, Carlotta Sacerdote, Caterina Silvestri, Salvatore Soldati, Saverio Stranges, Marcello Tirani, Marina Davoli, Claudia Galassi, and Francesco Forastiere


After-hours Incentives and Emergency Department Visits: Evidence from Ontario Forthcoming at Canadian Public Policy, Rose Anne Devlin, Koffi Ahoto Kpelitse, Lihua Li, Nirav Mehta, and Sisira Sarma


Concordance between health administrative data and survey-derived diagnoses for mood and anxiety disorders, J. Edwards, A. Thind, S. Stranges, M. Chiu, and Kelly K. Anderson

The association between daily naps and metabolic syndrome: Evidence from a population-based study in the Middle-East, Hamideh Ghazizadeh, Naser Mobarra, Habibollah Esmaily, Seyed Mohammad Reza Seyedi, Amin Amiri, Fariborz Rezaeitalab, Naghmeh Mokhber, Mohsen Moohebati, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Mohammad Tayebi, Negin Behboodi, Maryam Mohammadi-Bajgiran, Samineh Hashemi, Gordon A. Ferns, Saverio Stranges, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, and Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh

Stroke Care Trends During COVID-19 Pandemic in Zanjan Province, Iran. From the CASCADE Initiative: Statistical Analysis Plan and Preliminary Results, Abdoreza Ghoreishi, Shahram Arsang-Jang, Ziad Sabaa-Ayoun, Nawaf Yassi, P. N. Sylaja, Yama Akbari, Afshin A. Divani, Jose Biller, Thanh Phan, Sandy Steinwender, Brian Silver, Ramin Zand, Hamidon Bin Basri, Omer M. Iqbal, Annemarei Ranta, Sean Ruland, Elizabeth Macri, Henry Ma, Thanh N. Nguyen, Shahram Abootalebi, Animesh Gupta, Matias Alet, Simona Lattanzi, Masoom Desai, Rubens J. Gagliardi, Tarun Girotra, Manabu Inoue, Takeshi Yoshimoto, Cristian Flavo Isaac, Stephan A. Mayer, Negar Morovatdar, and Yongchai Nilanont


The impact of improved access to after-hours primary care on emergency department and primary care utilization: A systematic review., Michael Hong, Amardeep Thind, Gregory S Zaric, and Sisira Sarma


Evaluating the effectiveness of aquatic therapy on mobility, balance, and level of functional independence in stroke rehabilitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis., Alice Mary Iliescu, Amanda McIntyre, Joshua C. Wiener, Jerome Iruthayarajah, Andrea Lee, Sarah Caughlin, and Robert Teasell

Cooking with shea butter is associated with lower blood pressure in the Ghanaian population, A. Kofi Amegah, Emmanuel Brahuah, and Saverio Stranges


Participatory video as a novel recovery-oriented intervention in early psychosis: A pilot study., Arlene G MacDougall, Sahana Kukan, Elizabeth Price, Sarah Glen, Richelle Bird, Laura Powe, Joshua C. Wiener, Paul H Lysaker, Kelly K Anderson, and Ross Mg Norman

Role of clinical, functional and social factors in the association between multimorbidity and quality of life: Findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), Tatjana T. Makovski, Gwenaelle Le Coroller, Polina Putrik, Yun Hee Choi, Maurice P. Zeegers, Saverio Stranges, Maria Ruiz Castell, Laetitia Huiart, and Marjan Van Den Akker

Canadian geriatrics society COVID-19 recommendations for older adults. what do older adults need to know?, Manuel Montero-Odasso, S. Denise Goens, Nellie Kamkar, Robert Lam, Kenneth Madden, Frank Molnar, Mark Speechley, and Saverio Stranges

Regular physical activity postpones age of occurrence of first-ever stroke and improves long-term outcomes, Negar Morovatdar, Mario Di Napoli, Saverio Stranges, Amanda G. Thrift, Moira Kapral, Reza Behrouz, Mohammad Taghi Farzadfard, Mohammad Sobhan Sheikh Andalibi, Reza Rahimzadeh Oskooie, Anuradha Sawant, Naghmeh Mokhber, and M. Reza Azarpazhooh

Sleep behaviours and multimorbidity occurrence in middle-aged and older adults: findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), Kathryn Nicholson, Rebecca Rodrigues, Kelly K. Anderson, Piotr Wilk, Giuseppe Guaiana, and Saverio Stranges

Relationships between sleep and internalizing problems in early adolescence: Results from Canadian National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, Sophia Nunes, M. Karen Campbell, Neil Klar, Graham J. Reid, and Saverio Stranges


Excess mortality from COVID-19: a commentary on the Italian experience, Paolo Pasquariello and Saverio Stranges

Precision Medicine and Artificial Intelligence: A Pilot Study on Deep Learning for Hypoglycemic Events Detection based on ECG, Mihaela Porumb, Saverio Stranges, Antonio Pescapè, and Leandro Pecchia

Mediterranean-Style Diet for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Cochrane Review, Karen Rees, Andrea Takeda, Nicole Martin, Leila Ellis, Dilini Wijesekara, Abhinav Vepa, Archik Das, Louise Hartley, and Saverio Stranges

Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases and Risk Factors, 1990–2019: Update From the GBD 2019 Study, Gregory A. Roth, George A. Mensah, Catherine O. Johnson, Giovanni Addolorato, Enrico Ammirati, Larry M. Baddour, Noël C. Barengo, Andrea Z. Beaton, Emelia J. Benjamin, Catherine P. Benziger, Aimé Bonny, Michael Brauer, Marianne Brodmann, Thomas J. Cahill, Jonathan Carapetis, Alberico L. Catapano, Sumeet S. Chugh, Leslie T. Cooper, Josef Coresh, Michael Criqui, Nicole DeCleene, Kim A. Eagle, Sophia Emmons-Bell, Valery L. Feigin, Joaquim Fernández-Solà, Gerry Fowkes, Emmanuela Gakidou, Scott M. Grundy, Feng J. He, George Howard, Frank Hu, and Lesley Inker


Uganda as a role model for pandemic containment in Africa, Ahmed M. Sarki, Alex Ezeh, and Saverio Stranges

Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Meta-Analysis of Quality-of-Life Outcomes: An Application in Multimorbidity, Susanne Schmitz, Tatjana T. Makovski, Roisin Adams, Marjan van den Akker, Saverio Stranges, and Maurice P. Zeegers

A syndemic of COVID-19 and methanol poisoning in Iran: Time for Iran to consider alcohol use as a public health challenge?, Mostafa Shokoohi, Naser Nasiri, Hamid Sharifi, Stefan Baral, and Saverio Stranges

COVID-19 pandemic: What can the west learn from the east?, Mostafa Shokoohi, Mehdi Osooli, and Saverio Stranges

Did lessons from SARS help Canada's response to COVID-19?, Michael Silverman, Michael Clarke, and Saverio Stranges

Ethics of COVID-19-related school closures, Michael Silverman, Robert Sibbald, and Saverio Stranges


Stirring the pot: Switching from blended fee-for-service to blended capitation models of physician remuneration., Nibene H Somé, Rose Anne Devlin, Nirav Mehta, Gregory S Zaric, and Sisira Sarma