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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Mectizan Expert Committee | Mectizan Donation Program
Dr. Gilbert Burnham, Chair of the Mectizan Expert Committee
Dr. Burnham is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in the department of international health.
He has extensive field experience in onchocerciasis control and has worked on a number of WHO onchocerciasis-related working groups including the WHO Ivermectin Subcommittee and Scientific Working Group on Filariasis and the WHO Onchocerciasis Operational Research Task Force.
also provided assistance to the WHO Special Program for Research
and Training in Tropical Diseases analyzing the impact of ivermectin on onchocercal skin disease.
worked in Malawi to establish a Mectizan distribution program and eye care project and he
conducted an evaluation of the Malawi onchocerciasis control program for the International Eye Foundation
He also worked in Uganda on an onchocerciasis control consultation for Deutsche Gesellschaft Technische Zusammenarbeit.
has published a number of articles on onchocerciasis and other tropical diseases, including an editorial commentary in the Lancet on the use of ivermectin in loiasis endemic areas, a topic frequently discussed during MEC/AC meetings.
The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation
Gilbert Burnham, Johns Hopkins University
Wednesday, February 3, 2009 -- The ...
Wednesday, February 3, 2009 -- The Executive Council of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) announced Tuesday that an 8-month investigation found that Dr. Gilbert Burnham violated the Association's Code of Professional Ethics & Practices.
AAPOR found that Burnham, a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, repeatedly refused to make public essential facts about his research on civilian deaths in Iraq.
In particular, the AAPOR inquiry focused on Burnham's publication of results from a survey reported in the October 2006 issue of the journal Lancet
When asked to provide several basic facts about this research, Burnham
holds that researchers must disclose, or make available for public disclosure, the wording of questions and other basic methodological details when survey findings are made public.
This disclosure is important so that claims made on the basis of survey research findings can be independently evaluated.
Section III of the AAPOR Code states: "Good professional practice imposes the obligation upon all public opinion researchers to include, in any report of research results, or to make available when that report is released, certain essential information about how the research was conducted."
Mary E. Losch, chair of AAPOR's Standards Committee, noted that AAPOR's investigation of Burnham began in March 2008, after receiving a complaint from a member.
According to Losch, "AAPOR
formally requested on more than one occasion from Dr. Burnham
some basic information about his survey including, for example, the wording of the questions he used, instructions and explanations that were provided to respondents, and a summary of the outcomes for all households selected as potential participants in the survey.
provided only partial information and explicitly refused to provide complete information about the basic elements of his
Burnham is not a member of the organization
AAPOR | Enforcing the AAPOR Code
In February, AAPOR cited Johns Hopkins University researcher Gilbert Burnham for failing to disclose basic methodology about a survey underlying published research on civilian deaths in the war in Iraq.
See AAPOR's statement on the Burnham case .
Getting clean water to the millions of people affected was the priority for most but aid workers faced overwhelming odds, said Dr Gilbert Burnham, the co-director of the Centre for International Emergency, Disaster and Refugee Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
After seeing the scenes of devastation and destruction, he
said: "Where are you going to find a million plastic buckets in Sri Lanka right now?"