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Doctor Alisa Pedrana

EC Partnership Coordinator, NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Background

Dr Alisa Pedrana is recognised as one of Australia’s emerging public health researchers, with a significant track record in HIV and sexual health research and epidemiology, and the application of information communication technology for health promotion.

After completing her PhD in 2012, which focused on better understanding HIV risk and addressing current barriers to testing for gay men in Australia, she moved to Indonesia to take up her Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at Harvard School of Public Health with Dr Anuraj Shankar.

Her research interests focus on undertaking innovative epidemiological and public health research, and blood-borne virus epidemiology and health promotion with particular interests in mHealth and exploring how to adapt and apply new technologies for health communication and health system strengthening.

Appointments

  • 2014 -2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
  • 2014 – present: Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 2012 – present: Research Fellow: Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute

Positions

  • 2016: EC Partnership Coordinator, Burnet Institute
  • 2014 - present: Visiting Research Fellow, SUMMIT Institute of Development
  • 2013 - present: ICT and Evaluation Advisor, Jhpiego
  • 2012 - present: Visiting Research Fellow and mHealth Advisor, RTI Indonesia

Qualifications

  • 2012: PhD Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2005: BA Biomedical Science (Hons), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2004: BA Biomedical Science, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Awards

  • 2014-2017: National Health and Medical Research Council, Early Career Fellowship
  • 2013: Monash University Outstanding Support of Peers Award – PhD
  • 2013: Monash University Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2012: Endeavour Executive Award Holder
  • 2012: Scholarship Recipient for the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Conference
  • 2012: Monash Postgraduate Publications Award
  • 2011: Monash University Postgraduate Travel Grant Award
  • 2009: National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship Award
  • 2009: Sidney Myer Health Scholarship Award
  • 2009: Burnet Institute Public Health Travel Award
  • 2009: Best Oral Presentation: HIV Prevention, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference
  • 2005: Runner Up; VicHealth Health Promotion Project Award

Projects (14)

Current (7)

  • CT2 Study: Community-based Testing and Treatment for Hepatitis C

  • EC Partnership: Eliminate Hepatitis C Partnership

  • Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership: EC Australia

  • Evaluation of Malaria Case-Based Reporting using a mobile phone application in Myanmar

  • PRONTO! Rapid HIV point-of-care testing in Victoria

  • SHARP: Sexual Health And Risk Prevention Study

  • The International Collaboration on Hepatitis C Elimination in HIV Cohorts (InCHEHC)

Past (1)

  • EC Australia: The vital missing link to eliminating hepatitis C

Publications (68)

2020 (7)

2019 (17)

2018 (12)

2017 (4)

2016 (4)

2015 (3)

2014 (6)

2013 (4)

2012 (5)

2011 (1)

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

2008 (3)

News Articles (22)

2020 (3)

2019 (4)

2018 (7)

2017 (3)

2016 (1)

2015 (1)

2013 (1)

2011 (2)