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Dr. Mithilesh Dronavalli

Medical Biostatistician for the Sick, Poor & Vulnerable

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

PhD Student in Social and Psychiatric Epidemiology

Western Sydney University

Since October 2022
Evaluating Mental Health Services for the Socially Disadvantaged.
Evaluating the effectiveness of GP care plans in reducing metabolic risk for patients with serious mental illness.
Predictors and outcomes of change in socio-economic position over time and ensuing patterns of illness and receiving treatment.

MPhil in Cancer Epidemiology

University of Sydney, NHMRC Clinical Trial Centre

September 2011
Risk and Treatment Factors of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip

Masters of Biostatistics

Monash University

January 2007 to June 2008

Training in Public Health Medicine

Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

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

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 | PRINCE 2 : Foundations and Practitioners | Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certified as of 2022 Oct

MBBS BMedSc First Class Honours in Biostatistics

University of Melbourne

January 2002 to December 2010
A Pharmacological mechanism for the Clinical Benefits of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors: Analyses of randomised controlled trials

High School Certificate

Fort St Selective High School

Taught me broad content and diverse perspectives in a multicultural environment and how to LEARN and THINK.