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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.

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.