788. Infections in Immigrants to North America
Session: Mini-Symposium: Infections and Infectious Disease Screening of Immigrants and International Adoptees
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 7:00 AM
Room: 205ABC

Christina Greenaway, MD, MSc, Department of Microbiolgy and ID, RM G143, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada

Dr. Christina Greenaway is an Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University, a Member of the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Laboratory Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital, Project Director at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies of the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and staff physician at the JD Maclean Tropical Medicine Center at McGill. Her research is focused on health issues of immigrants and refugees and specifically measuring the burden of infectious diseases in this population and designing interventions to decrease this burden. She has undertaken observational studies to determine the burden of various infectious diseases such as vaccine preventable diseases, viral hepatitis and intestinal parasites in the immigrant population and has performed cost-effectiveness analyses to determine the optimal intervention to decrease the burden from these diseases. She is involved in developing evidence based preventive clinical care guidelines for newly arrived immigrants as an author and a member of the steering committee of the Canadian Collaboration on Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH). She holds peer-reviewed operating grants and is supported by a Career Award from the Fond de la Research en Santé de Quebec (FRSQ).

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