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Dr. Mithilesh Dronavalli

Psychiatric Epidemiologist

Employed Available
I want to help prevent and alleviate suffering for the sickest, poorest, and most vulnerable people through epidemiology and public health.

I have 4 years experience in clinical psychiatry as a medical doctor treating patients with mental illness. My main field of research is social psychiatry.

I also have over 8 years' experience as a biostatistician accredited by an AStat from the Statistical Society of Australia.

I have published 20 articles on PubMed with over 600 Google Scholar citations.

I have also carried out research in the areas of poverty, crime, social disadvantage, perinatal drug abuse, prematurity, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, children with disabilities, mental health, out of home care, addiction, Aboriginal Health, communicable diseases (influenza, Tuberculosis, syphilis, HIV, sexually transmitted infections), cancer, heart disease, smoking cessation, breastfeeding, crime, health and well-being, health education and aged care.

Research Fellow (Biostatistics)

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