Projects

Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs): an epidemiological study

This study will examine the exposure to and potential health effects of per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in the towns of Oakey in Queensland and...

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Critical review of major Australian outbreaks of infectious diseases 1991-2015

This project is reviewing major communicable disease outbreaks occuring in Australia over the last 25 years as part of the ISER collaboration (https://sphcm.med.unsw....

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Supervisory models for outbreak investigation training in FETP in Asia-Pacific

This project examines supervisory models for outbreak investigation training used in field epidemiology training programs in the region. It is funded by see funding...

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Evaluation of the outputs of the MAE program: reviewing 25 years of operation

This project is examining how best to evaluate the public health impact of a substantial workforce program - the Master of Applied Epidemiology in Australia. Members...

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Assessing the risk of Salmonella associated with importation of beef

As part of a review of biosecurity risks for the import of beef to Australia, this project assesses the risks associated with Salmonella serotype Typhimurium DT104.  ...

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Investigating control measures for Zika virus using mathematical models

In recent years, Zika virus (ZIKV) has emerged as a major concern for global public health. Whilst outbreaks of ZIKV have been known to occur since 2007, more recent...

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Mathematical modelling of Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile associated disease (CDAD) is the cause of significant and increasing mortality and morbidity in Australia and worldwide. Though traditionally...

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Surveillance and control of influenza and other respiratory viruses

Influenza and other respiratory illnesses pose an ongoing issue in Australia leading to significant morbidity and mortality particularly in the elderly.  We...

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Mathematical modelling to inform public health policy

Infectious diseases pose a local and global challenge, with substantial human and economic costs.  Simulations and models are used to provide insights into infectious...

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Understanding the epidemiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the most common cause of respiratory infections in infants and young children. While RSV presents a significant health and...

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ACT Asbestos Health Study

The ACT Asbestos Health Study will examine the health effects of living in a house with loose-fill asbestos insulation in the ACT. The study will provide information...

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