The anatomy of a public health disaster – Faculty of Health and Social Care – Dr Ravi Jayaram, Consultant Pediatrician Autism, The Countess of Chester Hospital
An analysis of the MMR / autistic spectrum disorder controversy, highlighting how the media can misrepresent medical research and cause public health problems.
Dr Ravi Jayaram – MMR and Autism: The anatomy of a public health disaster – Faculty of Health and Social Care
Dr Ravi Jayaram has been the lead clinician for children’s services since 2009. He studied medicine, and trained in paediatrics in the North East, Bristol, New South Wales, and London, arriving as a consultant in Chester in 2004.
As a general paediatrician, he manages children from 0 – 16, from the care of premature babies up to adolescents. He is currently leading a project to develop a paediatric ambulatory care service that will enable many children who might have previously needed treatment in hospital, to be cared for at home.
He is Deputy Chair of the Western Cheshire children’s services strategy group, and also helped to devise the local autism diagnostic pathway in collaboration with the local authority and CAMHS service.