Katie is an epidemiologist in the Victorian Tuberculosis Program. Her research focuses on understanding the epidemiology of tuberculosis to inform its clinical and programmatic management. She has a Master of Public Health, was a fellow in the Victorian Public Health Training Scheme, and completed her PhD in 2021 at the University of Melbourne.
She is also currently working in the Department of Health, COVID-19 response.
Katie has published work on tuberculosis infection risks, reactivation, relapse, mortality, and associations between gender and tuberculosis. She was the grateful recipient of a number of awards and scholarships during her PhD, which characterised the risk of tuberculosis in the years after infection and assessed the cost-effectiveness of latent tuberculosis screening and treatment strategies.
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.