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Doctor Sherrie Kelly

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Dr Sherrie Kelly is an infectious disease modeller specialising in applied health economics. She has over 15 years of experience working with countries across all income levels and global regions, as well as with a wide range of national and international organisations. Dr Kelly has a background in epidemiology and global health with focus on HIV, TB, and maternal-child health.

Dr Kelly leads the Burnet Institute's Optima group on HIV, TB, and malaria modeling applications and research, as well as facilitates Optima training workshops and country missions. Prior to joining the Optima team, Dr Kelly worked with UNAIDS and the Public Health Agency of Canada, having experience in infectious disease emergency response and basic laboratory research.

  • PhD, Infectious Disease Modelling, Monash University, Australia, 2014–2017
  • MSc, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, 1999–2001
  •  BSc, Genetics Honours, 1st Class, University of Manitoba, 1994–1998
  • HIV Modelling Consortium – Participant, 2016
  • International AIDS Society - Member
  • Sexual Health Society of Victoria (SHSOV) Educational Support Grant ($1,000) - 2016
  • Monash Graduate International Postgraduate Research Scholarship ($26,288/year, 3 years) - 2016–17
  • University International Postgraduate Award, UNSW Australia ($25,392/year, 3 years) - 2014–16
  • SARS Outbreak Special Team Excellence Award, National Microbiology Laboratory, PHAC - 2003
  • Manitoba Health Research Council Studentship ($17,900/year, 2 years) - 1998–01
  • Phyllis J McAlpine Graduate Fellowship, University of Manitoba ($500) - 2000–01
  • Manitoba Medical Service Foundation Poster Competition Award for Excellence ($200) - 2000; Alumni Association Travel Award, University of Manitoba ($500) - 2000
  • Biochemistry and Medical Genetics Travel Award, University of Manitoba ($500) - 2000
  • First Class Honours Award for Bachelor of Science Genetics Degree, University of Manitoba - 1998
  • Bachelor of Science Dean’s Honours List, University of Manitoba - 1997–98
  • Research Associate, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 2015 to present
  • Epidemiologist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada 2011–2014
  • Epidemiologist, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Section, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 2011 and 2013
  • Epidemiological Data Analyst, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland (remote part-time contractor 2009-2012), 2007–2012
  • Data Analyst, Manitoba Public Health, Tuberculosis Control Program, Winnipeg, Canada, 2006–2007
  • Project Administrator, National Food Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005–2006
  • Bioinformatician, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Canada, 2002–2005
  • Research Assistant/Student, University of Toronto (2002), University of Manitoba (1996–2001)