Bernard K C Choi

Summary

Affiliation: Health Canada
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Future challenges for diagnostic research: striking a balance between simplicity and complexity
    B C K Choi
    Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, AL 1918C3, Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:334-5. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint A technique to re-assess epidemiologic evidence in light of the healthy worker effect: the case of firefighting and heart disease
    B C Choi
    Bureau of Cardio Respiratory Diseases and Diabetes, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 42:1021-34. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Estimating the economic costs of the abuse of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs: a review of methodologies and Canadian data sources
    B C Choi
    Bureau of Cardio Respiratory Diseases and Diabetes, Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Health Canada, Tunney s Pasture, AL 0602D, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2
    Chronic Dis Can 18:149-65. 1997
  4. ncbi request reprint Computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) for health surveys in public health surveillance: methodological issues and challenges ahead
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 25:21-7. 2004
  5. pmc Modulated release of health risk information to the general public with the use of mnemonics
    Bernard C K Choi
    Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:809. 2004
  6. pmc Two information dissemination approaches for public health decision makers: encyclopaedia and fire alarm
    Bernard C K Choi
    Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, AL no 6701A, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B4, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:634. 2004
  7. pmc Public health practitioners can learn from the weather forecasters
    B C K Choi
    Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, AL no 6701A, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B4, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:450. 2004
  8. pmc Understanding the functional components of public health surveillance
    B C K Choi
    Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, AL no 6701A, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B4, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:783. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint A method for comparing and combining cost-of-illness studies: an example from cardiovascular disease
    Bernard K C Choi
    Surveillance and Risk Assessment Division, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, PL 1918C3, Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K9
    Chronic Dis Can 23:47-57. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Lessons for surveillance in the 21st century: a historical perspective from the past five millennia
    B C Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada, Ottawa
    Soz Praventivmed 46:361-8. 2001

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Future challenges for diagnostic research: striking a balance between simplicity and complexity
    B C K Choi
    Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, AL 1918C3, Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:334-5. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint A technique to re-assess epidemiologic evidence in light of the healthy worker effect: the case of firefighting and heart disease
    B C Choi
    Bureau of Cardio Respiratory Diseases and Diabetes, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 42:1021-34. 2000
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  3. ncbi request reprint Estimating the economic costs of the abuse of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs: a review of methodologies and Canadian data sources
    B C Choi
    Bureau of Cardio Respiratory Diseases and Diabetes, Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Health Canada, Tunney s Pasture, AL 0602D, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2
    Chronic Dis Can 18:149-65. 1997
    ..Investigators will find this paper useful as an introduction to the literature in this area, for designing a list of cost categories to consider in a particular study and for identifying relevant data sources...
  4. ncbi request reprint Computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) for health surveys in public health surveillance: methodological issues and challenges ahead
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 25:21-7. 2004
    ..It is concluded that further discussion and views on improvements with regard to CATI methodological and practical issues will help build a better CATI survey-based public health surveillance system for the future...
  5. pmc Modulated release of health risk information to the general public with the use of mnemonics
    Bernard C K Choi
    Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:809. 2004
  6. pmc Two information dissemination approaches for public health decision makers: encyclopaedia and fire alarm
    Bernard C K Choi
    Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, AL no 6701A, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B4, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:634. 2004
  7. pmc Public health practitioners can learn from the weather forecasters
    B C K Choi
    Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, AL no 6701A, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B4, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:450. 2004
  8. pmc Understanding the functional components of public health surveillance
    B C K Choi
    Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, AL no 6701A, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B4, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:783. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint A method for comparing and combining cost-of-illness studies: an example from cardiovascular disease
    Bernard K C Choi
    Surveillance and Risk Assessment Division, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, PL 1918C3, Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K9
    Chronic Dis Can 23:47-57. 2002
    ..The method greatly facilitates economic impact analyses to provide up-to-date information for healthy public policies...
  10. ncbi request reprint Lessons for surveillance in the 21st century: a historical perspective from the past five millennia
    B C Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada, Ottawa
    Soz Praventivmed 46:361-8. 2001
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  11. ncbi request reprint Developing regional workplace health and hazard surveillance in the Americas
    B C Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Tunney s Pasture, PL 1918C3, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0K9
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 10:376-81. 2001
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  12. ncbi request reprint Mathematical procedure to adjust for the healthy worker effect: the case of firefighting, diabetes, and heart disease
    B C Choi
    Surveillance and Risk Assessment Division, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada, A L 1918C3, Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K9
    J Occup Environ Med 43:1057-63. 2001
    ..It might be argued that the HWE from one component such as the healthy hired effect on diabetes might be small, but together with other components, the HWE might be large. Further investigation will be needed to support this argument...
  13. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for diabetes mellitus by age and sex: results of the National Population Health Survey
    B C Choi
    Surveillance and Risk Assessment Division, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Diabetologia 44:1221-31. 2001
    ..We aimed to assess the risk factors for diabetes mellitus, by age and sex in Canada and to recommend prevention and control strategies...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prioritization of occupational sentinel health events for workplace health and hazard surveillance: the Pan American Health Organization experience
    B C Choi
    Bureau of Cardio Respiratory Diseases and Diabetes, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada, Tunney s Pasture, PL 1918C3, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0K9
    J Occup Environ Med 43:147-57. 2001
    ..The results on the prioritization of occupational sentinel health events and the development of surveillance protocols are reported in this article...
  15. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on epidemiologic surveillance in the 21st century
    B C Choi
    Bureau of Cardio Respiratory Diseases and Diabetes, Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K9, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 19:145-51. 1998
    ..It is suggested that surveillance systems should be more widely used in public health...
  16. pmc Twelve essentials of science-based policy
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, PL 6701A, 120 Colonnade Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 1B4
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A16. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluation and measurement of health-related quality of life for individuals with diabetes mellitus by Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) system
    Frank Mo
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Canada
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:1412-23. 2006
    ..In particular, results from this study suggest the need to address ways of reducing the burden of diabetes associated with health behaviours, and increasing the quality of life for the individuals with diabetes in Canada...
  18. pmc Diseases of comfort: primary cause of death in the 22nd century
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control CCDPC, Public Health Agency of Canada PHAC, Government of Canada, AL no 6701A, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B4, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:1030-4. 2005
    ..If uncurbed, a new generation of "diseases of comfort" (such as those chronic diseases caused by obesity and physical inactivity) will become a major public health problem in this and the next century...
  19. ncbi request reprint Understanding and minimizing epidemiologic bias in public health research
    Bernard C K Choi
    Public Health Agency of Canada, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON
    Can J Public Health 96:284-6. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Multiple exposures to smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity and overweight: Prevalences according to the Canadian Community Health Survey Cycle 1.1
    Julia E Klein-Geltink
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 27:25-33. 2006
    ..Future studies are recommended to examine other risk factors, as well as interactions of multiple exposures in association with chronic disease...
  21. pmc Innovative ideas needed for timely and effective public health information dissemination
    Bernard C K Choi
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:259. 2005
  22. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and risk factors for accident injury in Canada from 1986 to 1996: an analysis of the Canadian Accident Injury Reporting and Evaluation (CAIRE) database
    Frank Mo
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, AL 1910C1, Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ont, Canada K1A 0K9
    Inj Control Saf Promot 9:73-81. 2002
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  23. ncbi request reprint Using Health Utility Index (HUI) for measuring the impact on health-related quality of Life (HRQL) among individuals with chronic diseases
    Frank Mo
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K9
    ScientificWorldJournal 4:746-57. 2004
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  24. ncbi request reprint Statistical issues and quality indicators
    Bernard C K Choi
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:282; author reply 282-3. 2004
  25. pmc Emerging issues in public health information
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, AL no 6701A, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B4, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:823. 2006
  26. pmc Bringing chronic disease epidemiology and infectious disease epidemiology back together
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, AL no 6701A, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:832. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, and transdisciplinarity in health research, services, education and policy: 2. Promotors, barriers, and strategies of enhancement
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada PHAC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Invest Med 30:E224-32. 2007
    ..The first discussed the definitions, objectives, and evidence of effectiveness of multiple disciplinary teamwork. This paper continues to examine the promotors, barriers, and ways to enhance such teamwork...
  28. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in health research, services, education and policy: 1. Definitions, objectives, and evidence of effectiveness
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
    Clin Invest Med 29:351-64. 2006
    ..This paper is the first of two in a series. It discusses the definitions, objectives, and evidence of effectiveness of such teamwork...
  29. pmc Vision for a global registry of anticipated public health studies
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Bernard_
    Am J Public Health 97:S82-7. 2007
    ..This prospective, comprehensive system for tracking research in public health could help enhance collaboration and improve efficiency. Practical problems must be discussed before such a vision can be further developed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Achieving the daily step goal of 10,000 steps: the experience of a Canadian family attached to pedometers
    Bernard C K Choi
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Invest Med 30:E108-13. 2007
    ..The family project also provides an example to encourage more Canadians to conduct family projects on healthy living...
  31. ncbi request reprint Daily step goal of 10,000 steps: a literature review
    Bernard C K Choi
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Invest Med 30:E146-51. 2007
    ..It also looks at a number of issues associated with achieving the daily step goal, such as considerations in walking, step counting and physical activity...
  32. ncbi request reprint An international comparison of women's occupational health issues in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore: the CIDA-SEAGEP study
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, AL number 6701A, 120 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B4, Canada
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:515-22. 2005
    ..The study was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency's Southeast Asia Gender Equity Program...
  33. pmc Can scientists and policy makers work together?
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Government of Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:632-7. 2005
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  34. ncbi request reprint Enhancing regional capacity in chronic disease surveillance in the Americas
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 17:130-41. 2005
  35. pmc A catalog of biases in questionnaires
    Bernard C K Choi
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A13. 2005
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  36. pmc Understanding the basic principles of knowledge translation
    Bernard C K Choi
    Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:93. 2005
  37. ncbi request reprint An international comparison of women's health issues in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, Hong Kong, and Singapore: the CIDA-SEAGEP Study
    Bernard C K Choi
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada K1H 5N1
    ScientificWorldJournal 4:989-1006. 2004
    ..Based on this study, 17 recommendations were made on surveillance, research, and programs and policies. A number of forthcoming changes in women''s health patterns in developing countries were also predicted...
  38. pmc Health proverbs
    Bernard C K Choi
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:1010. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, and transdisciplinarity in health research, services, education and policy: 3. Discipline, inter-discipline distance, and selection of discipline
    Bernard C K Choi
    Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada PHAC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Invest Med 31:E41-8. 2008
    ..The second examined the promoters, barriers, and ways to enhance such teamwork. This paper addresses the questions of discipline, inter-discipline distance, and where to look for multiple disciplinary collaboration...