Associate Professor Jason Gurney (Ngāpuhi) is an epidemiologist and Director of the Cancer and Chronic Conditions (C3) Research Group at the University of Otago. Jason is currently leading multiple national-level projects on equity in health outcomes for Māori, with a focus on cancer.
Jason is currently a Health Research Council (HRC) Māori Emerging Leader Fellow, and Principal Investigator of several HRC-funded projects examining topics including post-operative mortality, the co-occurrence of cancer and diabetes, and equity of access to treatment for Māori with lung cancer. He is also currently seconded two days per week to Te Aho o Te Kahu – Cancer Control Agency as their Senior Epidemiologist.
Jason is a member of the Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC), which provides independent public health advice to the Minister of Health. He also currently sits on the HRC Public Health Research Committee; Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) Perioperative Mortality Review Committee; Hei Āhuru Mōwai (Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa); the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) Cancer Intelligence and Data Infrastructure Network; the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand; and multiple Te Aho o Te Kahu working groups. Jason is also co-Chair of an HRC Science Assessing Committee.
Cleverley, T., Meredith, I., Sika-Paotonu, D., & Gurney, J. (2023). Cancer incidence, mortality and survival for Pacific Peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1586), 12-31. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/
Signal, V., Jones, R., Davies, C., Stairmand, J., Smith, M., Adler, J., & Gurney, J. K. (2023). It’s more than just physical: Experiences of pain and pain management among Māori with cancer and their whanau. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 18(1). doi: 10.32799/ijih.v18i1.39255
Han, E., Srinivasa, S., Gurney, J., & Koea, J. (2023). Cancer screening services: What do Indigenous communities want? A systematic review. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1577), (pp. 115-116). Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/
Gurney, J., Stanley, J., Teng, A., Robson, B., Scott, N., Sika-Paotonu, D., … Krebs, J., & Koea, J. (2023). Equity of cancer and diabetes co-occurrence: A national study with 44 million person-years of follow-up. JCO Global Oncology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1200/GO.22.00357
Jones, R. M., Signal, V., Smith, M., Stairmand, J., Davies, C., & Gurney, J. (2023). Palliative care and quality of life needs and outcomes for Māori with cancer: What do we know? AlterNative. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/11771801231163919