Janaki Amin


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BSc (Hons), MPH (Hons), PhD

Professor Janaki Amin is the Head of Department of Health Systems and Populations and Course director for the Master of Public Health, Macquarie University. She is an infectious diseases epidemiologist, working across clinical trials, cohort studies and analysis of routinely collected population data. She has a particularly interested on the public health impact in marginalised populations.

Janaki’s major fields of research includes data linkage studies in population-based cohorts of people with hepatitis and kidney transplant recipients; clinical trials in HIV, hepatitis C and STIs; and hepatitis C in injecting drug user populations. These trials have encompassed populations with poor access to therapeutics, people who inject drugs and the LGBQI community

She has been a chief investigator in clinical trials and cohort studies which have been awarded over $200M in research grants and resulted in over 170 publications. She is currently an investigator in large implementations studies of HIV prevention in NSW (EPIC-NSW) and Hepatitis C treatment in prisons (STOP-C).  Janaki also works in epidemiological methods, particularly in data linkage and meta-analysis. She has also lead research training programs focused on epidemiological and biostatistical methods and clinical trial design in Australia, Indonesia, and Cambodia. She is a keen mentor of early career researchers.

Research interests

Epidemiology, infectious diseases, marginalised populations, data linkage, clinical trials, cohort studies, biostatistics, public health


Master of Public Health Course Director

Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics

Infectious disease epidemiology

Public health capstone

Research student supervision

Current candidates:

Muhammad Chutiyami, PhD: Utility of parent held health records

Kristy Burns, PhD: Health economic evaluation of mental health conditions

Xiaochi Lui PhD: Impacts of blood lead levels in mothers and children on childhood health ouctomes

Sytuha Binta Ali MPHRes: Impact of COVID19 on MPH students

Pritam Dasgupta MPHRes: Changes in media coverage and people’s attitude towards masks in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, The University of New South Wales

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of New South Wales

Master of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

External positions

Member Health Ethics Advisor Panel, NSW Health

2020 → …

Executive member, Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA)

2019 → …

Member Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies GRP, National Health and Medical Research Council

2019 → …

Visiting Professor, Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia

2017 → …


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