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The Dish - June 2024

June is here, and as the days begin to heat up, so does our calendar of events and activities. Whether you're diving into invigorating conversations at the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva, discussing health and care analytics in Telford, or simply finding time to relax and recharge with kindred spirits, we’ve got you covered.


Here are some exciting updates and events lined up just for you this month:


Grab a cool drink, get comfy, and dive into all the news, highlights, and opportunities we have in store. You can also add your own events, publications, thoughts & plugs to our Slack workspace.


News from DSxHE

Have you engaged with any of our themes yet? You can find out more about their visions, what they're planning & most importantly how you can become involved through the links below. Each theme will be launching over the coming weeks so stay tuned for updates on events & activities over on Slack.

Social Justice - join us for our DSxHE Download takeover on the 8th July when we'll discuss this paper on social justice & AI. Communicate For Health Justice (CFHJ) is interested to know how is your industry communicating for (global) health justice? Share your perspective by taking part in the CFHJ survey.

Statistical Methods - Come along to our monthly meet-ups! Almost 100 tickets were snapped up for last month's event. Everyone is welcome: expect fascinating talks, in-depth discussions, & all-round interesting chat on everything to do with statistical methods & health equity. Sign up for this month's webinar where we'll be hearing from Divya Shanmugam from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Clinical Trials - this theme is planning events and activities to establish partnerships & build consensus to ensure that medicines are both safe & effective for all of us. If that sounds interesting to you, find us at #theme-clinical-trials on Slack!

Participatory Research - you requested discussions on PPIE case studies so we're hosting an event on 20th June to talk about the STANDING Together project and discuss whether PPIE participants need to be given training to meaningfully contribute to projects about AI. We're also speaking at the Health and Care Analytics Conference, so watch out for us there! Sound interesting? Join our Slack channel to learn more about how you can apply participatory research in your work and find like-minded collaborators and peers.

Mental Health - we're aiming to equip the community to harness the potential of data science to improve our understanding of mental health & promote mental health equity. At the moment we're exploring the needs and interests of people with lived experience of mental health concerns and NHS staff providing services. If you are interested in participating, follow this link. We're also planning a summer of webinars and other activities - find us on our Slack channel to get involved.


Join us for The Download, our monthly informal, conversational and informative online Meetups!


These are open to anyone in the world, no matter what your level of experience and background. They are really just an opportunity to meet fellow DSxHE-ers and learn a few new things :)


Roll up, roll up! This month we'll be having a summer social - bring your book and podcast recommendations & stop by for a chat :)


We look forward to seeing you there on Tuesday 11th June at 6pm (BST).   

What does social justice mean in the context of data science and health equity?

Join us for our July Download & let's have a chat about it.

 Tuesday 8th July at 6pm (BST).  


Looking to connect, collaborate, and innovate in the world of Data Science for Health Equity (DSxHE)? You’ve come to the right place!


Our Collaboration Hub is your go-to space for individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing DSxHE. Whether you're searching for partners, seeking expertise, or eager to contribute to exciting projects, our community is here to support you every step of the way.


Share details about your ongoing or upcoming projects by sending an email to to be added to the listings


Let's work together to make a meaningful impact!



Want to see all the articles, podcasts, papers, blogs, videos, funding calls, events and training opportunities that have been shared across the DSxHE Slack workspace?



Think Global Health


Using data from the latest Global Burden of Disease study, IHME researchers compared disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)—the years of life lost or lived with a disability due to a particular illness—to assess how diseases affect men and women differently. The study found many of the health gaps begin at a young age, when gender identity and hormonal changes start to diverge, and widen over people's lifetimes. Read more about this article here.


British Journal of Cancer


In this study, we hypothesise that whether patients use elective or emergency route to be admitted in hospital in the years preceding their cancer diagnosis, is linked to Emergency Presentation. The conditions for which patients get hospitalised for and the admission route for those conditions, even if unrelated to the cancer, can help understand the use of healthcare services and problems of access in cancer patients. The full paper can be found here.


News from the Community

Upcoming events

Here's Here's a few external events coming up in the next month that might float your boat. If there's an event you'd like to highlight on a future edition of this newsletter, then post it on #events on our Slack workspace or get in touch.



Job opportunities

Looking for your next career move or project? We'll bring you a rundown of new roles and opportunities to further health equity through data science. If you're looking to find the next bright star in your team, share your advert with the community on Slack


  • Bioinformatician/ Data Scientist: RDM Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Salary: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum. Deadline to apply by 11 June 2024 12:00 BST

  • Director of Health Informatics (non-tenure track, 12-month contract): Pace University College of Health Professions. New York, NY, United States. Salary:$110000.00 - $120000.00/Year. Hybrid.

  • Global Advanced Fellowship: National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). For Postdoctoral researchers in LMICs and the UK working in applied global health. Up to £750,000 over 2 to 5 years. Deadline to apply by 11th July 2024.

  • Women’s Health Equity (WHE) Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine. Accepting applications on a rolling basis, until the position is filled. Location: Utah, Arizona and Kigali, Rwanda.

  • Graduate Trainee Scholarship Program: Artificial Intelligence for Public Health (AI4PH) Health Research Training Platform (HRTP). For PhD, DrPH or MSc candidates at a Canadian institution. The application portal will be open on June 1st, 2024, and close on June 30th, 2024.


Funding opportunities &

partnering with DSxHE

Keep up with the latest funding opportunities across on Slack. Want to talk through your application or find partners? DSxHE has partnered on a number of research projects to support design and delivery and can offer your project support too, so get in touch with us on the Funding channel or contact Eunice for more.


  • Global Health Research – Researcher-led programmes. These programmes support research that aims to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable people in low and middle income countries. Researcher-led funding opportunities means that you can apply for funding for research topics of your choice, where these have been identified in collaboration with local stakeholders. Research must address evidence needs that are locally identified and prioritised, and must promote health equity.


That's all folks!


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