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James Trauer

James Trauer

James Trauer

(03) 9342 9442 | ja[email protected]

Position:
Public Health Physicial and Epidemiologist
Theme(s):
Tuberculosis
Discipline(s):
Epidemiology, Public Health
Unit(s):
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS)
Lab Group(s):
Victorian Tuberculosis Program Group

James Trauer is a practising respiratory, sleep, general and public health physician currently completing a PhD in mathematical modelling for tuberculosis control. Previously based at the Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control, since returning to Melbourne he has focused on quantitative methods to inform tuberculosis control, undertaking projects to guide developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. As an epidemiologist for the Victorian Tuberculosis Program, he is also working to establish OptimaTB, an interactive software platform for tuberculosis programs in highly endemic regions. He also co-supervises two PhD students.

  • Research Groups
    • 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. 


      Lab Team

      Victorian Tuberculosis Program Group