Dr Karen McCulloch is a mathematical modeller with current research aimed at reducing the burden of chronic hepatitis B infection in Australia. Part of her research will involve producing more robust estimates of hepatitis B indicators by updating and maintaining the current model for the transmission of hepatitis B in Australia. She is also involved a project aimed at improving the equity of hepatitis B treatment access and outcomes by informing spatial targeting of resources. Karen’s research interests include using network models in epidemiology and mathematical models to understand disease transmission, with a particular focus on spatial models with applications to public health.
Jodie McVernon’s group uses established and emerging biostatistical, epidemiologic and modelling methods to address infectious diseases questions of public health relevance. We bring a suite of collaborators from animal health and ecology to provide a ‘One Health’ perspective on emerging human pathogens.
Ben’s group focuses on viral hepatitis epidemiological research. The team undertakes a broad range of activities supporting local, national and global control of viral hepatitis, through surveillance, treatment and prevention initiatives, and training and regional capacity building.
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