Dr Stephanie Davis

Honorary Senior Lecturer


I joined the Humanitarian Health Research Initiative in August 2019 as a research fellow and continue to support the team as an Honorary Senior Lecturer.  I am a public health physician, general practitioner, and medically trained epidemiologist. My previous roles include being a medical doctor and epidemiologist for health services in remote Australia and the World Health Organisation, and as convenor for the Master of Applied Epidemiology Program (Australia’s Field Epidemiology Training Program). My current role allows me to bring together my two greatest areas of interest, public and primary health in low resource settings. I work on a variety of projects including, maternal and neonatal health in Papua New Guinea and Sierra Leone, and pneumococcal maternal vaccine uptake. I am also a currently practising GP in Canberra.


  • Lai, J, Nguyen, C, Tabwaia, B et al 2020, 'Temporal decline in diarrhea episodes and mortality in Kiribati children two years following rotavirus vaccine introduction, despite high malnutrition rates: a retrospective review', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 20, no. 207, pp. 1-9.
  • Forbes, O, Davis, S, Dyda, A et al 2019, 'Field epidemiology training programmes in the Asia-Pacific: what is best practice for supervision?', Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 9pp.
  • Hogan, A, Campbell, P, Blyth, C et al 2017, 'Potential impact of a maternal vaccine for RSV: a mathematical modelling study', Vaccine, vol. 35, no. 45, pp. 6172-6179.
  • Reeve, C, Banfield, S, Thomas, A et al 2016, 'Community outreach midwifery-led model improves antenatal access in a disadvantaged population', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 200-206.
  • Hogan, A, Anderssen, R, Davis, S et al 2016, 'Time series analysis of RSV and bronchiolitis seasonality in temperate and tropical Western Australia', Epidemics: the journal of infectious disease dynamics, vol. 16, pp. 49-55.
  • Kirk, M, Davis, S & Viney, K 2016, 'Letter Re: Ebola outbreak in West Africa: considerations for strengthening Australia's international health emergency response', The Medical Journal of Australia (Online), vol. 205, no. 5, pp. 236-237.
  • Davis, S, Patel, M, Fearnley, E et al 2016, The Australian Master of Applied Epidemiology Program: Looking back, moving forward, Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. E326-E333.
  • Davis, S, Reeve, C & Humphreys, J 2015, 'How good are routinely collected primary healthcare data for evaluating the effectiveness of health service provision in a remote Aboriginal community?', Rural and Remote Health, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. -.
  • Chiew, M, Dey, A, Martin, N et al 2015, 'Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: measles 2000-2011', Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. E1-E9.
  • Murdoch, J, Davis, S, Forrester, J et al 2015, 'Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in the Kimberley: using hospitalisation data to find cases and describe trends', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 38-43.
  • Chidgzey, P, Davis, S, Williams, P et al 2015, 'An outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) virus in a remote Aboriginal community post-pandemic: Implications for pandemic planning and health service policy', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 15-20.
  • Chiew, M, Gidding, H, Dey, A et al 2014, 'Estimating the measles effective reproduction number in Australia from routine notification data', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 92, no. 3, pp. 171-177.
  • Reeve, C, Thomas, A, Mossenson, A et al 2014, 'Evaluation of an ear health pathway in remote Communities: Improvements in ear health access', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 127-132.
  • Appuhamy, R, Moffatt, C, Davis, S et al 2014, 'Hepatitis E in a food handler - a rapid risk assessment to guide the public health response', Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1-4.