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Doctor Katie Heath

Senior Research Officer
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Dr Katie Heath MA MSc DPhil is a Senior Research Officer under the Viral Hepatitis Elimination Program.

Her work centres on equitable healthcare access with a focus on HIV, viral hepatitis and syphilis. She targets health systems and policy reform to improve healthcare access. 

Dr Heath completed a PhD in 2019, which focussed on mosquito-borne disease control in the context of climate change. At the Burnet Institute, her work on hepatitis C aims to improve treatment uptake using rapid tests and her work on COVID-19 considered the impact of public health orders. 

Dr Heath is a consultant with the World Health Organization under the Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and STIs Programmes, where she develops tools and policy for national strategic planning in maternal and child health. She is also an independent consultant advocating for equitable drug pricing and treatment access.

  • 2019 - PhD Zoology, University of Oxford
  • 2014 - MSc Epidemiology, Imperial College London
  • 2013 - BA Philosophy, University of Cambridge
  • 2022-ongoing – Senior Research Officer, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2020-2022 – Research Officer, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2018-ongoing: Consultant, World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health & Research, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2018-2018: Environmental Scientist, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), São José dos Campos, Brazil
  • 2016: Scientific Enterprise Consultant, The Nasio Trust, Musanda, Western, Kenya
  • 2014-2015: Research Officer, International Prevention Research Institute (IPRI), Lyon, France
  • 2012: Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Glasgow, UK
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