Monash University medical degree (1982), and some hospital experience in Australia and the UK. Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Liverpool 1986), then 4 years as a clinician in remote rural areas of Mozambique (helping keep the national health service running during the civil war). Master's degree in Liverpool (1991), then a year as project epidemiologist in the Adult Morbidity & Mortality Project (a DfID-funded research project) in Tanzania. Four more years in Mozambique (1994-98) as epidemiologist in the provincial health directorate of Manica Province. PhD at Monash University in the Dep't of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (2002), including six months as senior epidemiologist in the WHO team creating a disease surveillance and epidemic preparedness unit for east Timor during the UN period (Nov 1999 - May 2000). Head of Epidemiology in the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital (and Victorian Gov't Department of Human Services).
Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health (2007-present).
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A Cluster Rct Of The Impact Of A Community Based Hygiene And Sanitation Programme On Infection With Intestinal Parasites Following Mass Albendazole Chemotherapy In Timor Leste
Intestinal parasites cause anaemia, stunting, wasting and poor mental development in childhood, and are related to poverty and poor hygiene...
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Usability and acceptability of an automated respiratory rate counter to assess children for symptoms of pneumonia: A cross-sectional study in Ethiopia
Charlotte Ward, Kevin Baker, Helen Smith, Alice Maurel, Dawit Getachew, Tedila Habte, Cindy McWhorter, Paul LaBarre, Jonas Karlstrom, Jim Black, Quique Bassat, Agazi Ameha, Abraham Tariku, Max Petzold, Karin Kallander
Journal article | 2019 | Acta Paediatrica
Model-Informed Risk Assessment and Decision Making for an Emerging Infectious Disease in the Asia-Pacific Region
Robert Moss, Roslyn I Hickson, Jodie McVernon, James M McCaw, Krishna Hort, Jim Black, John R Madden, Nhi H Tran, Emma S McBryde, Nicholas Geard
Journal article | 2016 | PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Paediatrician and Caregiver Awareness of Cryptosporidiosis and Giardiasis in Children: US Survey Responses.
FM Munoz, E Attias, SJ Czinn, J Black, undefined Persistent Diarrhea Working Group
Journal article | 2016 | Zoonoses and Public Health
There appears to be no published information concerning the awareness and knowledge about diarrhoea caused by Cryptosporidium spp...
Can simple mobile phone applications provide reliable counts of respiratory rates in sick infants and children? An initial evaluation of three new applications
James Black, Marie Gerdtz, Pat Nicholson, Dianne Crellin, Laura Browning, Julie Simpson, Lauren Bell, Nick Santamaria
Journal article | 2015 | International Journal of Nursing Studies
The impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) service scale-up on mechanisms of accountability in Zambian primary health centres: a case-based health systems analysis
Stephanie M Topp, Jim Black, Martha Morrow, Julien M Chipukuma, Wim Van Damme
Journal article | 2015 | BMC Health Services Research
A cluster-randomised controlled trial integrating a community-based water, sanitation and hygiene programme, with mass distribution of albendazole to reduce intestinal parasites in Timor-Leste: the WASH for WORMS research protocol
Susana Vaz Nery, James S McCarthy, Rebecca Traub, Ross M Andrews, Jim Black, Darren Gray, Edmund Weking, Jo-An Atkinson, Suzy Campbell, Naomi Francis, Andrew Vallely, Gail Williams, Archie Clements
Journal article | 2015 | BMJ Open
Genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates obtained from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Beira city, Mozambique.
Abuchahama Saifodine, Janet Fyfe, Aina Sievers, Elizabeth Coelho, Khalide Azam, James Black
Journal article | 2014 | International Journal of Mycobacteriology
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) represents a serious public health problem in Mozambique, with an estimated incidence rate of 548 ca..
Incidence and risk factors for acute respiratory illnesses and influenza virus infections in Australian travellers to Asia
Irani Ratnam, Jim Black, Karin Leder, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Ian Gordon, Elizabeth Matchett, Alex Padiglione, Ian Woolley, Theo Karapanagiotidis, Tony Gherardin, Clarisse Demont, Christine Luxemburger, Joseph Torresi
Journal article | 2013 | Journal of Clinical Virology
Low Risk of Japanese Encephalitis in Short-Term Australian Travelers to Asia
Irani Ratnam, Karin Leder, Jim Black, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Elizabeth Matchett, Alex Padiglione, Ian Woolley, Theo Panagiotidis, Tony Gherardin, Christine Luxemburger, Joseph Torresi
Journal article | 2013 | Journal of Travel Medicine
Diagnosing swine flu: the inaccuracy of case definitions during the 2009 pandemic, an attempt at refinement, and the implications for future planning
Andrew A Mahony, Allen C Cheng, Karen L Olsen, Craig A Aboltins, James FP Black, Paul DR Johnson, M Lindsay Grayson, Joseph Torresi
Journal article | 2013 | Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
Theo Vos, Abraham D Flaxman, Mohsen Naghavi, Rafael Lozano, Catherine Michaud, Majid Ezzati, Kenji Shibuya, Joshua A Salomon, Safa Abdalla, Victor Aboyans, Jerry Abraham, Ilana Ackerman, Rakesh Aggarwal, Stephanie Y Ahn, Mohammed K Ali, Miriam Alvarado, H Ross Anderson, Laurie M Anderson, Kathryn G Andrews, Charles Atkinson, et al.
Journal article | 2012 | The Lancet
Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
Christopher JL Murray, Theo Vos, Rafael Lozano, Mohsen Naghavi, Abraham D Flaxman, Catherine Michaud, Majid Ezzati, Kenji Shibuya, Joshua A Salomon, Safa Abdalla, Victor Aboyans, Jerry Abraham, Ilana Ackerman, Rakesh Aggarwal, Stephanie Y Ahn, Mohammed K Ali, Miriam Alvarado, H Ross Anderson, Laurie M Anderson, Kathryn G Andrews, et al.
Journal article | 2012 | The Lancet
Travel-Associated Illness in Older Adults (> 60 y) (vol 19, pg 169, 2012)
Philippe Gautret, Jean Gaudart, Karin Leder, Eli Schwartz, Francesco Castelli, Poh Lian Lim, Holly Murphy, Jay Keystone, Jakob Cramer, Marc Shaw, Jacques Boddaert, Frank von Sonnenburg, Philippe Parola
Journal article | 2012 | Journal of Travel Medicine
Incidence and seroprevalence of dengue virus infections in Australian travellers to Asia
I Ratnam, J Black, K Leder, B-A Biggs, E Matchett, A Padiglione, I Woolley, T Panagiotidis, T Gherardin, L Pollissard, C Demont, C Luxemburger, J Torresi
Journal article | 2012 | European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Impact of swine influenza and quarantine measures on patients and households during the H1N1/09 pandemic
Benjamin Teh, Karen Olsen, Jim Black, Allen C Cheng, Craig Aboltins, Kirstin Bull, Paul DR Johnson, M Lindsay Grayson, Joseph Torresi
Journal article | 2012 | Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
An information management system for patients with tuberculosis: usability assessment with end-users.
Jonathan Darby, Jim Black, David Morrison, Kirsty Buising
Journal article | 2012 | Health Informatics: Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information
INTRODUCTION: Information systems with clinical decision support (CDS) offer great potential to assist the co-ordination of patien..
Vitamin B-12, folate, iron, and vitamin A concentrations in rural Indian children are associated with continued breastfeeding, complementary diet, and maternal nutrition
Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Arun S Shet, James F Black, H Sudarshan, NS Prashanth, Beverley-Ann Biggs
Journal article | 2011 | American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Development and Validation of an Instrument to Assess the Risk of Developing Viral Infections in Australian Travelers During International Travel
Irani Ratnam, Joseph Torresi, Elizabeth Matchett, Laurence Pollissard, Christine Luxemburg, Chris Numa Lemoh, James Francis Patrick Black
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Travel Medicine
Health Solutions Using Low Cost Mobile Phones and Smart Spaces for the Continuous Monitoring and Remote Diagnostics of Chronic Diseases
Carlos Oberdan Rolim, Fernando Luiz Koch, Jim Black, Claudio FR Geyer
Conference Proceedings | 2011 | PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EHEALTH, TELEMEDICINE, AND SOCIAL MEDICINE (ETELEMED 2011)
Identifying viral infections in vaccinated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients using clinical features and inflammatory markers
Anastasia F Hutchinson, Jim Black, Michelle A Thompson, Steven Bozinovski, Caroline A Brand, David M Smallwood, Louis B Irving, Gary P Anderson
Journal article | 2010 | Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Mobile Solutions for Front-Line Health Workers in Developing Countries
Jim Black, Fernando Koch, Liz Sonenberg, Rens Scheepers, Ahsan Khandoker, Edgar Charry, Brian Walker, Nay Lin Soe
Conference Proceedings | 2009 | Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services
Electronic antibiotic stewardship - reduced consumption of broad-spectrum antibiotics using a computerized antimicrobial approval system in a hospital setting
KL Buising, KA Thursky, MB Robertson, JF Black, AC Street, MJ Richards, GV Brown
Journal article | 2008 | Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Improving antibiotic prescribing for adults with community acquired pneumonia: Does a computerised decision support system achieve more than academic detailing alone? a time series analysis
Kirsty L Buising, Karin A Thursky, James F Black, Lachlan MacGregor, Alan C Street, Marcus P Kennedy, Graham V Brown
Journal article | 2008 | BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Gastrointestinal infection among international travelers globally
Zoe Greenwood, James Black, Leisa Weld, Daniel O'Brien, Dip Anat, Karin Leder, Frank Von Sonnenburg, Prativa Pandey, Eli Schwartz, Bradley A Connor, Graham Brown, David O Freedman, Joseph Torresi
Journal article | 2008 | Journal of Travel Medicine
Serum amyloid A is a biomarker of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Steven Bozinovski, Anastasia Hutchinson, Michelle Thompson, Lochlan MacGregor, James Black, Eleni Giannakis, Anne-Sophie Karlsson, Roger Silvestrini, David Smallwood, Ross Vlahos, Louis B Irving, Gary P Anderson
Journal article | 2008 | American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
A community-based, time-matched, case-control study of respiratory viruses and exacerbations of COPD
Anastasia F Hutchinson, Anil K Ghimire, Michelle A Thompson, Jim F Black, Caroline A Brand, Adrian J Lowe, David M Smallwood, Ross Vlahos, Steven Bozinovski, Graham V Brown, Gary P Anderson, Louis B Irving
Journal article | 2007 | Respiratory Medicine
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Anne Griffin Prize (Best performance on a degree or diploma course for the year 1986)
FAFPHM - Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Member Of The Australasian Epidemiological Association
Australasian Epidemiological Association
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MASTER OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
DIPLOMA OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SURGERY