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Dr. Mithilesh Dronavalli

Medical Social Worker

POVERTY / Homelessness
Food Security
Mental Illness / Disability / Addiction
Abuse / Trauma
Aboriginal Welfare
Professional Status
About Me
I want to prevent and alleviate suffering in the sickest, poorest, and most vulnerable people.

My social research advocating for vulnerable groups are in the areas of Aboriginal health, mental health, addictions, crime, cancer, heart disease, smoking cessation, communicable diseases, health and well-being, sexual health, HIV, aged care and for children with disability.

Masters of Biostatistics and Ongoing Learning

Monash University

January 2007 to June 2008
Biostatistics: Generalised Linear Models, Survival Analysis, Longitudinal and Correlated Data (including multi-level modelling), Advanced R, Stata, Meta-regression, Study Design, Sample Size Calculation, Logic, Variable Selection , Data Linkage, Clinical Trial Design, Probability & Statistical Inference, Pharmacoepidemiology and an overview of Machine Learning

Causal Inference: Directed Acyclic Graphs, Propensity Scores, Inverse Probability Treatment Weights, Differences in Differences, Instrumental Variables, Mendelian Randomisation

Training in Public Health Medicine

Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Since November 2014
Rotations: Rural and Indigenous Health, HIV, Pharmacoepi (TGA), Public Health Unit (Communicable Disease and Environmental Health), Childhood Disability, Addiction

Coursework: Environmental Health Risk Assessments | Framing Indigenous Health| Health Promotion| Health Policy| Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease| Qualitative Research Methods| Environmental Health Risk Assessments | Introduction to teaching and supervision | Grant Writing

Conference Presentations: National Rural Health (Oral) | Asia Pacific Heart Failure (2 Posters) 2008 | RACP 2016 (Oral: Gerry Murphy Prize) |Australian Public Health 2019 (Oral)


University of Sydney, NHMRC CTC

September 2011