Doctor Ben Coghlan

Leave of absence till Feb 2023


Dr Ben Coghlan works on a variety of topics across epidemiological training and studies including mortality surveys in resource-constrained settings, emerging infections and control of communicable diseases, and impact evaluation of health programs.

Ben is a doctoral research candidate with the Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He also supports MPH teaching in field methods for program planning and evaluation, and in the health of refugee populations.


2017: Program Director, Expansion Programs (Health Security), Burnet Institute


  • MBBS, University of Melbourne
  • MPH&TM, James Cook University
  • MAppEpid

Projects (9)

Current (8)

  • Accelerating healthy agriculture and nutrition

  • ANCP – Kickstarting antimicrobial resistance responses in PNG (KICK AMR)

  • Australia Awards Fellowship: KICK-AMR to Address Antimicrobial Resistance

  • COMBAT AMR: Mitigating the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance in Pacific Island Countries

  • Fleming Fund Country Grant – Papua New Guinea

  • Integrated solutions for healthy birth, growth, and development in Lao PDR

  • SCOOP: Strengthening COVID-19 Communication in Pregnancy

  • The production of guidance for the laboratory sector to prepare for emergency situations

Publications (4)

2023 (1)

2021 (2)

2020 (1)

News Articles (14)

2021 (2)

2020 (4)

2019 (2)

2018 (1)

2017 (3)

2016 (1)

2014 (1)