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Doctor Alisa Pedrana

Senior Research Fellow, Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Coordinator

Background

Dr Pedrana is a senior research fellow, public health practitioner and implementation scientist at Burnet Institute. She holds an adjunct research fellow position at Monash University and co-leads the Health Services Research and Implementation Platform at Monash Partners.

For the past 15 years, her research career has focussed on blood-borne virus and sexually transmitted infection epidemiology and surveillance, to reduce transmission and the burden of infectious diseases among key risk populations. With a strong emphasis on research translation, her work combines program evaluation and utilisation of data systems to inform evidence-based interventions, decision-making and improve health service delivery. Her current work on hepatitis C elimination uses implementation science to strengthen health systems and works closely with community organisations to promote behaviour change in our communities.

In her current role as coordinator of the Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership, a $11.3M national project, she leads a multi-disciplinary team of over 80+ researchers, implementation scientists, government workers, and health services and community organisation members to develop a cohesive national response to increase hepatitis C testing and treatment.

She has published 68 peer-reviewed articles in leading local and international journals, and delivered over 50 presentations at local, national, and international conferences. Over the past five years she has attracted in excess of AUD $15.6 million in competitive research grants and tender funds as a lead investigator.

Appointments

  • 2019 – present: Senior Research Fellow, Disease Elimination Program, Burnet Institute
  • 2019 – present: Senior Advisor, Know COVID19 Executive, Burnet Institute
  • 2019 – present: Co-Lead Health Services Research and Implementation Platform, Monash Partners
  • 2014 – present: Adjunct Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Positions

  • 2019 - present: EC Partnership Australia Coordinator, Burnet Institute
  • 2016 - present: EC Partnership Victoria Coordinator, Burnet Institute
  • 2014 - 2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department Nutrition, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
  • 2013 - 2018: ICT and Evaluation Advisor, Jhpiego
  • 2014 - 2016: mHealth Specialist, SUMMIT Institute of Development
  • 2012 - 2015: Visiting Research Fellow and mHealth Advisor, RTI Indonesia
  • 2012: Advanced Public Health Officer, Queensland Health, Cairns Public Health Unit, Cairns

Qualifications

  • 2012: PhD Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2005: BA Biomedical Science (Hons), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2004: BA Biomedical Science, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Awards

  • 2014-2017: National Health and Medical Research Council, Early Career Fellowship
  • 2013: Monash University Outstanding Support of Peers Award – PhD
  • 2013: Monash University Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2012: Endeavour Executive Award Holder
  • 2012: Scholarship Recipient for the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Conference
  • 2012: Monash Postgraduate Publications Award
  • 2011: Monash University Postgraduate Travel Grant Award
  • 2009: National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship Award
  • 2009: Sidney Myer Health Scholarship Award
  • 2009: Burnet Institute Public Health Travel Award
  • 2009: Best Oral Presentation: HIV Prevention, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference
  • 2005: Runner Up; VicHealth Health Promotion Project Award

Projects (14)

Current (7)

  • EC Partnership: Eliminate Hepatitis C Partnership

  • Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership: EC Australia

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

  • Hepatitis C: Community Testing and Treatment (CT2)

  • PRONTO! Rapid HIV point-of-care testing in Victoria

  • SHARP: Sexual Health And Risk Prevention Study

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

Past (1)

  • EC Australia: The vital missing link to eliminating hepatitis C

Publications (69)

2020 (8)

2019 (17)

2018 (12)

2017 (4)

2016 (4)

2015 (3)

2014 (6)

2013 (4)

2012 (5)

2011 (1)

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

2008 (3)

News Articles (22)

2020 (3)

2019 (4)

2018 (7)

2017 (3)

2016 (1)

2015 (1)

2013 (1)

2011 (2)