Jeff Dowden is a clinical epidemiologist with Cancer Care Program, Eastern Health, St. John’s NL. Jeff has over 15 years of relevant experience in the area of health systems data, health analytics and large-scale heath data projects, specifically in the area of cancer care. As an epidemiologist with formal training in applied statistics, Jeff has extensive knowledge in epidemiological designs, analysis of complex data, and statistical modeling, as well as experience working with complex data repositories and the ability to transform and integrate data through technical expertise with linkages and assisting in building data products used for evidence-based decision making purposes. Jeff is an active member of the global cancer surveillance community and chairs a number of committees including the Canadian Cancer Registry Data Use and Publications Committee and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Research and Data Use steering committee. Jeff’s research interest include cancer epidemiology and surveillance; and machine learning using administrative cancer data.
Dai, W.F.; de Oliveira, C.; Blommaert, S.; Pataky, R.E.; Tran, D.; Aurangzeb, Z.; Kendell, C.; Folkins, C.; Somayaji, C.; Dowden, J.; Cheung, W.; Strumpf, E.; Beca, J.M.; McClure, C.; Urquhart, R.; McDonald, J.T.; Alvi, R.; Turner, D.; Peacock, S.; Denburg, A.; Mercer, R.E.; Muñoz, C.; Parmar, A.; Tadrous, M.; Takhar, P.; Chan, K.K.W.; on behalf of the CanREValue Collaboration. Mapping Canadian Data Assets to Generate Real-World Evidence: Lessons Learned from Canadian Real-World Evidence for Value of Cancer Drugs (CanREValue) Collaboration’s RWE Data Working Group. Curr. Oncol. 2022, 29, 2046-2063. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29030165
Lyratzopoulos Y., McPhail, S, Dowden J, ICBP Members Team. Risk factors and prognostic implications of diagnosis of cancer as an emergency: An International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) comparative study on 857,080 patients with oesophageal, stomach, colon, rectal, liver, pancreatic, lung and ovarian cancer across 14 international jurisdictions. Lancet Oncology 2021, Accepted.
Asghari S, Boyd S, Blackmore J, Hurley O, Knight J, Kelly D, Burt K, Pittman B, Gilbert L, Dowden J. Developing a database with sensitive health information, a profile of people living with HIV in Newfoundland and Labrador. IJPDS 2020, 5(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1144
Zuijdwijk CS, Pardy SA, Dowden JJ, Dominic AM, Bridger T, Newhook LA. The mSCOFF for Screening Disordered Eating in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2014 Feb; 37(2): e26-e27. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc13-1637.
Watkins KE, Way CY, Gregory DM, LeDrew HM, Ludlow VC, Esplen MJ, Dowden JJ, Cox JE, Fitzgerald GW, Parfrey PS. Development and preliminary testing of the psychosocial adjustment to hereditary diseases scale. BMC Psychol. 2013 Apr 30;1(1):7. doi: 10.1186/2050-7283-1-7. eCollection 2013.