Doctor Minh Duc Pham

Senior Research Officer


Dr Pham was trained as medical doctor in Vietnam and completed his PhD at Burnet Institute under Associate Professors Stanley Luchters and David Anderson, and Professor Suzanne Crowe AM.

Dr Pham has more than 15 years experience in the field of public health, including 10 years working for the Vietnam Ministry of Health on health system strengthening and health policy.

Before commencing his PhD at Burnet, Dr Pham served as project director and program team leader at different International Public Health Organisations in Vietnam including Management Science for Health (MSH), PATH and Pathfinder International.

Dr Pham’s areas of interest include: validation and implementation of novel point-of-care diagnostic technologies, reproductive health, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, health system/health policy research, and health financing.


  • 2018: Adjunct Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
  • 2018: Burnet Institute Fellow, International Development


  • 2018: Senior Research Officer, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2014-2017: Research Officer/PhD candidate, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2013: Project Director, Leadership Management and Governance project, Management Science for Health (MSH), Vietnam
  • 2011-2012: Program team leader, Reproductive Health and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects, PATH, Vietnam
  • 2009-2010: Program manager, policy and health system strengthening sub-program, Pathfinder International, Vietnam
  • 2000-2009: Public health specialist, Ministry of Health of Vietnam


  • 2018: PhD, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2005: MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • 1998: MD, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam

Projects (14)

Current (5)

  • Blood-borne virus and STI self-testing❗Student Projects Available

  • Global Monitoring Platform for Maternal and Newborn Health

  • Novel PoC Testing for Diagnosis of Active Syphilis in Pregnant Women and Infants in Fiji

  • The Optimise Study: Optimising Isolation, Quarantine and Distancing for COVID-19

  • The PharmEC REACH study

Publications (40)

2023 (2)

2022 (8)

2021 (3)

2020 (8)

2019 (5)

2018 (1)

2017 (3)

2016 (3)

2013 (2)

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

2007 (2)

2006 (1)

News Articles (3)

2020 (1)

2019 (1)

2016 (1)