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Jason Gurney, Department of Public Health

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BSc (Hons), PhD

Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Cancer and Chronic Conditions (C3) Research Group
Research Portfolio Leader, Department of Public Health

Contact details 

Tel 64 21 279 3597
Email jason.gurney@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities 

Dr Jason Gurney is a Māori epidemiologist, Deputy Director of the Cancer and Chronic Conditions (C3) Research Group, and Research Portfolio Leader of the wider Department of Public Health. Jason has expertise leading national projects in cancer, chronic condition and congenital condition epidemiology. He has particular expertise and interest in the investigation (and explanation) of inequities in health outcomes between Māori and non-Māori New Zealanders.

Jason is an HRC Māori Health Research Emerging Leader Fellow, and Principal Investigator of an HRC-funded project investigating disparities in post-operative mortality for Māori. He is a board member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai (the National Māori Cancer Leadership Group), and a committee member of both the Ministry of Health Tumour Standards Working group and Ministry of Health Urological Cancers Working Group.