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Dr Sarah Hanieh

Dr Sarah Hanieh

Dr Sarah Hanieh

(03) 9035 9939 |

Infectious Diseases Physician
Global Health, Indigenous Health
The University of Melbourne
Lab Group(s):
Biggs Group

Dr Sarah Hanieh is a paediatric infectious diseases physician and post-doctoral Research Fellow in the International and Immigrant Health Group in The University of Melbourne’s Department of Medicine at the Doherty Institute. Sarah was awarded a PhD in Medicine at The University of Melbourne in 2015 for her work on maternal and early infant factors contributing to chronic undernutrition in infants in rural Vietnam. Her current research focuses on developing a predictive algorithm to identify infants at high risk of stunting in resource-constrained settings, and investigating the link between the gut microbiome and child undernutrition. 

  • Key Achievements
    • Sarah has worked in maternal and child health for over 16 years in a clinical, research and policy capacity with a number of non-governmental, academic and other international institutions including Medecins Sans Frontieres and the World Health Organization. She has previously spent time working in Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Liberia, South America, Ethiopia and Vietnam, as well as in indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Sarah received a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) post-graduate scholarship from 2011-2014, a four-year NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship in 2016, and was awarded both the Chancellors Prize and Dean's Award for Excellence in a PhD thesis in 2016.

    Research Groups
    • Biggs Group


      Lab Team

      Biggs Group

      • Beth Hilton Thorpe
        Biggs Group Consultant
      • Ricardo Ataide
        Senior Research Fellow in Global Health Trials
      • Senior Research Fellow
      • Janet Pasricha
        Refugee Health Fellow
      • NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
      • Research Fellow
      • Josh Tynan
        Research Support Officer
      • Infectious Diseases Physician
      • Ben Harrap
        Research Assistant - Refugee Health
      • Christalla Hajisava
        Administration support
      • John Hayman
      • Jennifer Shield
      • Victoria Nikolakakis
        Honors student

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