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Dr. Mithilesh Dronavalli

Public Health / Medical Biosatistician for Science and Social Upliftment

Employed Available
I want to prevent and alleviate suffering in the sickest, poorest, most vulnerable, and marginalised people by research, discovery and innovation. I have 5 years experience in public health / medical research and 4 years in psychiatry. I Love To Think!

As the statistical author my research for vulnerable groups has led to 14 PubMed Articles (430 Citations). These projects are in the areas of poverty, Aboriginal health, neurosurgery and mental health, addictions, crime, cancer, heart disease, smoking cessation, communicable diseases, breastfeeding, health and well-being, sexual health, health education, HIV, aged care and for children with disabilities.

https://youtu.be/sOhtbcO0sSQ My Causation Talk
Experiences

Medical Advisor (Pharmacoepidemiology)

Therapeutic Goods Administration
Since September 2021
  • Approving and Regulating Medical Devices

Senior Public Health Medicine Registrar in Communicable Diseases (Sydney COVID Lockdown)

Liverpool Public Health Unit
March 2021 to September 2021
Australia
  • Leading the external communications team for answering questions from the public regarding the Sydney COVID Lockdown
  • Leading a team in the management of Adverse Effects following Immunisation for COVID
  • Contributing to the containment of a COVID outbreak in Lockdown
  • As an Investigator, designing and overseeing a real world implementation RCT of Co-designed Universal Micro-messaging Health Education Videos for Breastfeeding in Rural Mothers in South Africa.

Research Fellow (Biostatistics) WHO

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (WHO Collaborating Research Centre), UNSW
January 2020 to December 2020
Sydney
  • Investigating the role of Social Disadvantage in Criminal Trajectories of those using Drugs as the index offence.
  • Evaluation of an Aboriginal Cultural Competency Program for non-Aboriginal Drug Rehabs
  • Supervising an Aboriginal PhD Student in research for a Continuous Quality Improvement of Aboriginal Residential Drug Rehabs
  • RCT Evaluating Health Education Videos for Breastfeeding delivered by "Mentor Mothers" for Poor Mothers in South Africa. In collaboration with Stanford University and Heidelberg University

Public Health Statistician in Health Protection & Child Health Research

Liverpool Hospital
February 2019 to January 2020
Sydney
  • Assessing the effectiveness of oseltamivir prophylaxis in preventing Influenza outbreaks in Aged Care Facilities.
  • Estimating Childhood Disability in Southwest Sydney and advocating a state-wide Child Disability Register
  • Outbreak Control (eg Measles; Gastro in a school, child care or aged care facility; Influenza in an Aged Care Facility)
  • Educating district aged care facility managers ad nursing staff on managing and preventing the spread of influenza outbreaks in a one day teaching session
  • Environmental Health Risk Assessments (PFAS, M12 noise and vibration, Establish Surveillance for Lead Notification with a high-risk Lead Battery Manufacturer, Mercury in Fish)
  • Speeding up the management of Syphilis notification through automating repetitive data entry tasks using R and Adobe Optical Character Recognition for data extraction and processing.
  • Teaching and upskilling staff in research methods and assisting the Medical Epidemiologist in reporting and surveillance work (Annual STI report | Published Meta-Analysis of Gonorrhoea prevalence and antibiotic resistance for studies in the past 30 years in Australia and New Zealand)
  • Assessing the need for screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection for refugee children under 2 years

Psychiatry Registrar

North Shore Psychiatry Training Network
September 2016 to October 2018
Sydney
  • Worked in a high turn over Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre attached to an Emergency Department.
  • Worked in Addiction Dual Diagnosis, Old Age Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry.
  • Completed 3 year Education Program in Psychiatry at the Brain and Mind Research Institute
  • Completed the Opioid Substitution Treatment Accreditation Course

Medical Advisor (Pharmacoepidemiology)

Therapeutic Goods Administration
July 2016 to September 2016
Canberra
  • Systematic Review, Meta Analysis and Safety Filter

Medical Statistician in HIV (WHO)

The Albion Centre - (WHO Collaborating Research Centre)
February 2016 to July 2016
Sydney
  • HIV research and gaining exposure to HIV medicine as well as training and enabling staff in research methods.
  • HIV Complexity - Described the increasing burden of comorbidities in patients with HIV, where care needs a multi-disciplinary team approach. Used directed acyclic graphs.
  • HIV Smoking Audit - Predicting which patients will benefit most from a smoking cessation intervention
  • Completed the HIV Prescriber Course

Research Fellow (Epidemiology) in Rural \ Aboriginal Health

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health, University of Western Australia
November 2014 to January 2016
Geraldton
  • Systematic Review as the first author to assess measurement tools of general health and wellbeing.
  • Commissioned review of Sexual Health Services in Western Australia by the Department of Health in a team.
  • Designed and Delivered Seminars: 1. Understanding and Evaluating Advanced Quantitative Methods 2. Use of Social Media for Public Health
  • Co-ordinating principal investigator on a complex GP Audit of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome after discharge from hospital
  • National Finalist for Gerry Murphy Prize at RACP Congress

Psychiatry Registrar

Top End Mental Health Services
January 2014 to November 2014
Darwin
  • Worked in Psychiatry treating Aboriginal People with mental illness from remote areas.
  • Took the history and mental state of patients and liaised with the multidisciplinary team. Prescribed medication, performed on-call duties, did ECT under supervision
  • Taught Medical students about psychiatry regularly by teaching them psychiatric theory and interview skills

Research Fellow (Pharmacoepidemiology)

NCEPH, ANU and TGA
July 2012 to December 2012
  • Developed a Quantitative Data Analysis Plan for the 45 and Up study in the pharmacoepidemiology field.
  • Investigated a New Indication for a cholesterol-lowering agent.

Psychiatry Registrar

Cumberland Hospital
January 2012 to June 2012
  • Worked empathically under pressure, Treated quite severe mental illness
  • Caring for mentally ill patients under consultant psychiatrist supervision
    o Elicit History and Mental State to adjust medication. o Communicate with the multidisciplinary team and family+carers of the patient. o Clozapine and Outpatient Clinics

Medical Internship

Westmead Hospital
January 2011 to January 2012