Low birth weight in Papua New Guinea is a killer. Help us research what is causing low birth weight in PNG so that we can stop it.
Dr Rehana Di Rico is a public health registrar, working within the Behaviours and Health Risks program at the Burnet Institute. She is a medical doctor and also works as a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine. Rehana completed her undergraduate medical degree at The University of Melbourne in 2008 and went on to complete her Masters in public health from the University in Cambridge in 2012. Her clinical expertise is in treating patients with acquired brain injuries and traumatic spinal cord Injuries and her research interests in risk taking behaviours and harm minimisation strategies align closely with her clinical work. Rehana’s work at The Burnet Institute primarily focuses on people who inject drugs and exploring health system utilisation within this community (including ambulance, emergency department and inpatient care) using record linkage to statewide administrative datasets.