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Timothy G. Evans

 
 
 
 
  45 West 60th Street, Apt. 4D
  New York, NY 10023
 
  Citizenship: American and Canadian  
  Languages: Fluent in English and French  
     
  Education:  
 
1984 B.S.S. University of Ottawa, Canada
1989 D.Phil. University of Oxford, UK (Agricultural Economics)
1992 MD McMaster University, Canada
 
     
  Postdoctoral Training:  
 
 
Internships and Residencies
1992-1993 Intern in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
1993-1994 Junior Assistant Resident, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
1994-1996 Senior Assistant Resident, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
 
Clinical and Research Fellowships
1992-1996 Research Resident, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
1992-1994 Post-doctoral MacArthur Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and  Development Studies
 
Licensure and Certification:
1993 Independent Practice License, Province of Ontario
1996 Medical License, Commonwealth Board of Registration in Medicine, Massachusetts
1996 American Board of Internal Medicine Certifying Examinations (August 21-22): passed.
1996 Canadian College of Physicians and Surgeons, Fellowship Examinations in Internal Medicine (September 4-5) passed.
 
Current Employment:
1997-present Team Director, Health Equity Program, The Rockefeller Foundation
 

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Academic Appointments:
1995-present Assistant Professor, International Health Economics, Harvard School of Public Health
1996-present Attending Physician, Department of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital
 
Awards and Honors:
1986-1987 Canadian International Development Agency Scholarship, Canada
1984-1988 Rhodes Scholarship, University of Oxford, UK
1992-1994 MacArthur Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health 
1994 International Exchange of Experts in Rehabilitation Fellowship
 
Major Committee Assignments:
International
1994-present Co-Chair, Sensory, Perception and Communication Task Force of the North American WHO Collaborating Center for the revision of the International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps
 
Medical School
1990-1991 President, Student International Health Committee, McMaster University
1989-present Associate, Centre for International Health, McMaster University
 
Hospital
1994-1995 Coordinator, Evidence-based Medicine Journal Club, Brigham and Women's Hospital
1996-present Preceptor, Evidence-based Medicine for Primary Care Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
 
Memberships, Offices, and Committee Assignments in Professional Societies:
1989 Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind, UK.
1993-present Society and Health Working Group, Harvard School of Public Health 
1996-present Co-Chair, Global Strategies to Reduce Inequities in Health Initiative
 
Research Interests:
1. Broader Determinants of Health
2. Measurement of Health Status
3. Equity in Health
4. Measurements of Disability and Handicap
5. Priorities in Health Research and Health Policy
6. Assessing Impact of Chronic Diseases
 
Research Funding:
Past
1986-1988 PI: Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind Ivermectin Distribution Study
1986-1988 PI: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation Consequences of Onchocerciasis in West Africa
1993-1994 PI: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation Study of the Burden of Trachomatous Blindness
1993-1994 Co-PI: International Exchange of Experts in Rehabilitation; Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee: Removing Barriers to Participation in BRAC Poverty Alleviation Programs
 
Current
1996 Co-PI: Sida: Global Initiative on Health Equity
1995 PI: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. Setting research and policy priorities in Health
 

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Self Report of Teaching:
Teaching Responsibilities at Harvard School of Public Health
1995-1997 Introduction to the Practice of International Health, Assistant Professor (lecturer), 65 MPH and doctoral students, 4 hours/week for 1 semester
1996-1997 Measurement of Health Status in Developing Countries Assistant Professor (lecturer),  45 MPH and doctoral students, 4 hours/week for 1 semester
 
Advisory and Supervisory Responsibilities
1995-1997 Supervise students in MPH and D.Sc. program, Harvard School of Public Health
1995-1997 Supervise Bell Fellows, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
 
Publications:
Original Reports
1. Evans TG, Murray CJL. A critical re-examination of the economics of blindness prevention under the Onchocerciasis Control Programme. Social Science and Medicine. 1987; 25 (3): 241-249.
2. Evans TG. The Socioeconomic consequences of human disease on subsistence agriculture: the case of onchocerciasis in West Africa. Unpublished Dphil thesis. 1989.
3. Evans TG. The impact of permanent disability on rural households: river blindness in Guinea. IDS Bulletin 1989; 20 (2): 41-48.
4. Evans TG, Adams AM. AIDS: a household perspective. SHAIR International Forum 1990; November.
5. Evans TG, Kanoto M. Thailand's massage parlours: the challenge of preventing an epidemic. SHAIR International Forum 1990; November.
6. Scott I, Evans TG, Cash R. Unpacking the black box. Working Paper for the BRAC-ICDDR,B Joint Project on linkages between socioeconomic development and health in Matlab, Bangladesh, 1993.
7. Evans TG, Ranson MK. An assessment of trachomatous visual impairment and its control. Unpublished document sent to the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; 1994.
8. Evans TG. Socioeconomic consequences of blinding onchocerciasis in West Africa. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 1995; 73(4): 495-506.
9. Ranson MK, Evans TG. The global burden of trachomatous visual impairment: assessing prevalence. International Ophthalmology 1996; 19(5): 261-270.
10. Evans TG, Ranson MK. The global burden of trachomatous visual impairment: assessing burden. International Ophthalmology 1995; 19(5): 271-280.
11. Evans TG, Ranson MK. The cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of preventing trachomatous visual impairment: lessons from thirty years of trachoma control in Burma. British Journal of Ophthalmology 1996; 30: 1-10.
12. Evans TG, Rafi M, Adams MK, Farnsworth J, Chowdhury AMR. Barriers to accessing poverty alleviation programs in Bangladesh. Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Working Paper 1996.
13. Adams AM, Evans TG, Scott I, Chowdhury AMR, Bhuiya A. Iterative problem-based research: exploring broad determinants of health: submitted to Social Science and Medicine 1996.
14. Adams AM, Evans TG, Mohammed R, Farnsworth J. Socioeconomic Stratification by Wealth Ranking: is it valid? World Development 1997; 25 (7): 1165-1172.
15. Evans TG, Adams AM, Mohammed R, Norris AH. Demystifying non-participation in micro-credit: A population-based analysis: submitted to World Development 1998.
16. Yach D, Shov Jensen M, Norris A, and Evans T, Promoting Equity in Health, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 1998, vol. V/2, 7-13.
17. Evans T and Norris A, Towards Policy for Equity in Health: Principles and Practice, prepared for the Health Systems Trust meeting "Measuring the Move Toward Equity in Health and Health Care", Durban, South Africa, 4-7 June 1998.
 
Educationally Relevant Publications
1. Evans TG. Training Manual for the International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps. National Center for Health Statistics, 1994.
2. Thylefors B, Evans TG, Ranson, MK. The global burden of blindness. In: Murray CJL, Lopez A, eds. Attributable Risk and the Global Burden of Disease (in press).
 
 

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