Stephen Leeder is a Professor of public health and community medicine at The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. He is the Director of the Australian Health Policy Institute, a university establishment that provides a high-level capability for authoritative, independent, and nonpartisan analysis of major health policy questions which confront Australian and international health systems. The institute is the Australasian base of the Oxford Health Alliance (OxHA). Professor Leeder is also the Codirector of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, a joint enterprise with The Australian National University. A major theme of the center is the control of, and care for people with, serious and continuing illness including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic heart failure, and complicated diabetes. He has a long history of involvement in public health research, educational development, and policy. His research interests as a clinical epidemiologist have been mainly asthma and cardiovascular disease. In 2003-2004, he worked at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, at the Earth Institute and the Mailman School of Public Health, developing a substantial report, based on research data and scientific interpretation, of the economic consequences of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in developing economies. The report, A Race against Time: the challenge of cardiovascular disease in developing economies, concentrated upon the macroeconomic consequences of CVD.
Biography Updated on 28 April 2009