Sandra Johnson is an Epidemiologist with VICNISS. Sandra has a science background with public health and epidemiology experience. She has worked in infectious disease epidemiology, outbreak investigations and surveillance across multiple disease areas including healthcare associated infections, influenza and sexually transmissible infections. She previously worked at the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) in the United Kingdom and at a regional office of the Victorian Department of Health, and has a keen interest in evidence-based public health policy.
Sandra’s research interests have included systems-based research and have contributed to improved evidence-based policy. She has presented data on healthcare associated infections to the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACPIC) and the Victorian Royal College of Surgeons. More broadly, her work includes research on the UK Chlamydia Screening Program and planning of sexual health services. Like many Epidemiologists internationally, she was involved in the response to the 2009 influenza pandemic, from the day the first case was identified in the UK to the publication of outbreak investigations (published in Emerging Infectious Diseases and Eurosurveillance).