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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.

Medical Biostatistician

Western Sydney University
Since May 2022
  • Perinatal Drug Exposure and short term /long term health / education / out of home care outcomes and service utilisation for babies and their mothers. Results of a population birth cohort 'Joining the Dots' of 1.8 million babies and their mothers in NSW between 2001 and 2020.
  • Supervising Clinicians and Honours Research Students as a Medical Statistician and co-supervisor. Two of my honours students were Gold Medalists in their seminar series.