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.
Adam M, Johnston J, Job N, Dronavalli M, Le Roux I, et al. (2021) Evaluation of a community-based mobile video breastfeeding intervention in Khayelitsha, South Africa: The Philani MOVIE cluster-randomized controlled trial. PLOS Medicine 18(9): e1003744. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003744
Farnbach S, Economidis G, Aiken A, Dronavalli M, Shakeshaft A. A randomised stepped-wedge evaluation of the impact of a guideline-driven process for improving the cultural competence of non-Aboriginal drug and alcohol treatment services.: NDARC, UNSW; 2020. (CONFIDENTIAL GOVERNMENT REPORT, Available on Request)
Dronavalli M, Lord H, Alexander K, Boonwaat L, Pal N, Fletcher-Lartey SM. Effectiveness of Oseltamivir Prophylaxis in Influenza Outbreaks in Residential Aged Care. Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health. 2020 Apr. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7310780/
Fletcher-Lartey, S.; Dronavalli, M.; Alexander, K.; Ghosh, S.; Boonwaat, L.; Thomas, J.; Robinson, A.; Patel, Z.; Forssman, B.; Pal, N. Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Neisseria Gonorrhoeae in Australia and New Zealand: A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review. Antibiotics 2019, 8, 191 https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(20)30855-9/fulltext
Vilalta A, Sahuquillo J, Merino MA, Poca MA, Garnacho A, Martinez-Valverde T, et al. Normobaric hyperoxia in traumatic brain injury: does brain metabolic state influence the response to hyperoxic challenge? J Neurotrauma. 2011;28(7):1139-48. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3136740/
Sheffield LJ, Irving P, Gupta A, Byron K, Macrae FA, Phillimore H, et al. Thiopurine methyltransferase and thiopurine metabolite testing in patients with inflammatory bowel disease who are taking thiopurine drugs. Pharmacogenomics. 2009;10(7):1091-9. https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/pgs.09.60