Associate Professor Justin Denholm is the Medical Director of the Victorian Tuberculosis Program. Justin is an infectious diseases physician and ethicist, and is actively involved in clinical and public health tuberculosis research and supervision. He is a Senior Staff Specialist at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. He is also the current Chair of the Australasian Tuberculosis Forum, and co-Chair of the Ethics Advisory Group of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
Justin has a wide range of expertise and experience relating to tuberculosis, and has published research around clinical management, epidemiology, tuberculosis genomics, diagnostics and multi-drug resistance. Justin also has an active research program in ethical issues related to tuberculosis in society, including public health policy, screening programs and isolation. He has a particular interest in ethical issues related to latent tuberculosis infection, including cross-cultural communication of risk and uncertainty in the context of appropriately understood consent and equity in healthcare. Justin is an author of current World Health Organization guidelines on latent tuberculosis infection and ethics.
Victorian Tuberculosis Program Group
Justin’s group specialises tuberculosis (TB) with an emphasis on latent TB and conducts activities ranging from expansion of theoretical foundations for understanding latency and risk associated with TB infection to socio-cultural engagement with communities at high risk for TB, and development of strategic public health policies towards TB elimination. The group includes researchers with expertise in a range of methodologies, including clinical research, epidemiology, mathematical modelling, ethics and interventional research.
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