Fields of Research (FoR)Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Database Management, Statistics
I have been a project statistician and coordinator for the TREAT Asia studies since 2009, primarily working on the HIV observational database (TAHOD, TAHOD-LITE, TAHOD CC) and resistance studies (TASER-M, TASER-S, and TASER-2). I have worked in the clinical trial sector within the pharmaceutical and CRO organisations, and is currently a Research Fellow at the Kirby Institute's Biostatistics and Databases Program. I have extensive experience...view more
I have been a project statistician and coordinator for the TREAT Asia studies since 2009, primarily working on the HIV observational database (TAHOD, TAHOD-LITE, TAHOD CC) and resistance studies (TASER-M, TASER-S, and TASER-2). I have worked in the clinical trial sector within the pharmaceutical and CRO organisations, and is currently a Research Fellow at the Kirby Institute's Biostatistics and Databases Program. I have extensive experience in analysing different types of medical and epidemiological data (matched case-control, cross-sectional, longitudinal), including multi-regional large datasets. I am a supervisor for several PhD candidates across different research disciplines. My other interests and experience include research in haematological malignancies and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.
I am part of the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) grant U01AI069907.
- PhD - "HIV Drug Resistance and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Asia" (The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, Australia)
- Master of Statistics (UNSW Sydney, Australia)
- Bachelor of Science (Statistics and Pharmacology, University of Sydney, Australia)
My Research Activities
I am the Biostatistician for The TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database (TAHOD, TAHOD-LITE, TAHOD-CC). I have been involved in numerous publications over the years focusing on risk factors, adherence and genotyping in people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Asia. More recently, I have been involved in the development and analysis of TAHOD sub-studies including pregnancies among women living with HIV, mental health-related issues, linkage of loss to follow-up patients, and COVID-19 incidence and outcomes among PLHIV. I am also involved in a multi-regional study assessing risk factors for treatment and survival outcomes in patients (HIV positive and negative) diagnosed with a malignant lymphoma.
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
I offer higher degree research supervision in the field of biostatistics and epidemiology. I have been a statistics tutor for the Kirby Institute Biostatistics workshop and a lecturer for the Kirby's CHART program. I have conducted statistics workshops at international conferences and meetings. I am particularly interested in cohort databases. If you are interested in pursuing your postgraduate degree, please get in touch with me for a chat.
- Dhanushi Rupasinghe , PhD candidate.
Hepatitis among PLHIV in Asia
- Win Min Han, Scientia PhD candidate
BMI and non communicable diseases among PLHIV in Asia
- Rebecca Henry, PhD candidate
Tuberculosis among PLHIV in resource limited countries
- Dyna Khoun, Fogarty IeDEA Mentorship Program candidate
BMI and hypertension among PLHIV in Asia
My teaching includes database management and statistical analyses of epidemiological databases. I have also conducted concept sheet and manuscript writing workshop at international conferences.