Contacts

Doctor Rachel Sacks-Davis

Senior Research Officer

Background

Dr Rachel Sacks-Davis is a Senior Research Officer at the Burnet Institute in the Disease Elimination Program. She is the Senior Manager of the International Collaboration on Hepatitis C Elimination in HIV Cohorts (InCHEHC).

After completing her BA (Hons)/BSc Rachel joined Burnet as a Research Assistant in 2008. From 2010-2014 she completed her PhD in epidemiology at the Burnet Institute on hepatitis C transmission and natural history amongst people who inject drugs. She was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2016-2021), which allowed her to play a leadership role in the formation of the InCHEHC collaboration.

Appointments

  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University
  • Adjunct Fellow, University of Melbourne

Positions

  • 2022: Senior Research Officer
  • 2014: Research Officer

Qualifications

  • PhD (Epidemiology), Monash University, Australia
  • BA(Hons), Monash University, Australia
  • BA/BSc, University of Melbourne, Australia

Awards

  • 2022: IAS/MSD Prize for Research in HIV Prevention
  • 2012: Harold Mitchell Travel Fellowship
  • 2012: Best poster, 17th International Bioinformatics Workshop, Belgrade
  • 2012: Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine Junior Researcher Award
  • 2011: Robert Blain Memorial Travel Fellowship
  • 2011: European Association of the Study of the Liver Young Investigator Award

Projects (14)

Current (12)

  • Blood-borne virus and STI self-testing❗Student Projects Available

  • COVASIM: Modelling COVID-19

  • EC Australia: Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership

  • HCV Elimination Modelling

  • Hepatitis C and injecting networks

  • Hepatitis C brief reports

  • The elimination of hepatitis C as a global public health threat

  • The International Collaboration on Hepatitis C Elimination in HIV Cohorts (InCHEHC)

  • The Optimise Study: Optimising Isolation, Quarantine and Distancing for COVID-19

  • The QuickStart Study

  • TRYP: Transitions and Risk in Young People project

  • What drives hepatitis C reinfection?

Past (1)

  • Investigating the limitations with the snowball model in context of the TAP study

Publications (65)

2023 (2)

2022 (6)

2021 (6)

2020 (5)

2019 (4)

2018 (8)

2017 (1)

2016 (3)

2015 (7)

2014 (8)

2013 (3)

2012 (6)

2011 (3)

2010 (2)

2009 (1)

News Articles (13)

2023 (1)

2022 (3)

2021 (2)

2020 (3)

2018 (1)

2013 (1)

2012 (1)

2011 (1)