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Carol El-Hayek

Epidemiologist

Background

Carol El-Hayek is an infectious diseases epidemiologist with a focus on surveillance and evaluation of public health interventions, and a special interest in women and migrant populations. Carol has over a decade of experience managing state and national surveillance systems monitoring blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections (BBV/STI) as well as conducting program evaluations using mixed methods.

Carol is a certified health informatician with extensive experience managing large public health datasets for epidemiological research and surveillance.

Carol is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne which is focussed on implementing natural language processing and machine learning methods to improve the sentinel surveillance of BBV/STI.

Appointments

  • Burnet Institute Fellow
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Population Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Positions

  • Mar 2017 - Jul 2020: Co-Head, Surveillance and Evaluation, Burnet Institute
  • Nov 2015 - May 2016: Epidemiologist, Epidemiology and Surveillance, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jul 2012 - Feb 2017: Manager Infectious Diseases Surveillance, Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute
  • May 2008 - Jul 2012: Research and Surveillance Officer, Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute
  • Mar 2004 - May 2008: Senior Data Manager, Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria

Qualifications

  • 2020: Certified Health Informatician Australasia, Australian Institute of Digital Health
  • 2007: Master of Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1999: Grad Dip Genetic Counselling, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1996: BSc (Biotechnology), University of New South Wales, Australia

Awards

  • 2011: Oral Presentation Prize Winner for the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference,

Projects (8)

Current (5)

  • ACCESS: The Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance of Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • Evaluation of Malaria Case-Based Reporting using a mobile phone application in Myanmar

  • Evaluation of the Multicultural Drug and Alcohol Service

  • SRH survey of Chinese-speaking international students

  • TAIPAN: HIV cascade surveillance

Publications (43)

2020 (6)

2019 (5)

2018 (4)

2017 (5)

2016 (3)

2015 (6)

2014 (1)

2013 (5)

2012 (4)

2011 (1)

2010 (3)

News Articles (8)

2020 (1)

2019 (1)

2018 (2)

2017 (1)

2013 (2)

2010 (1)