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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. She is an infectious diseases epidemiologist, working across clinical trials, cohort studies and the analysis of routinely collected population data. She has a particular interest in public health impact in priority populations.
Janaki’s major fields of research include data linkage studies examining morbidity and mortality in population-based cohorts of people with hepatitis B and C; clinical trials and cohort studies of therapies for the treatment of HIV, hepatitis C and STIs. These studies have encompassed populations with poor access to therapeutics, people who inject drugs and the LGBTQI+ community
She has been a chief investigator in studies which have been awarded over $20M in research grants and resulted in over 170 publications. As part of her work in clinical trials she has managed and participated by invitation in Data Safety Monitoring Boards for local and international studies. Janaki’s work also includes research into methodological aspects of epidemiology, 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.
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
Kristy Burns: Health economic evaluation of mental health conditions
Saskia van der Kooi: Impact of COVID19 on other respiratory infections
Teejay Santos: Impact of mixed dosing on COVID-19 vaccination reactogenicity
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
Member Health Ethics Advisor Panel, NSW Ministry of 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, The Kirby Institute
2017 → …
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Gopinath, B., McAlpine, D., McMahon, C., Sherman, K., Braithwaite, J., Tran, Y., Cutler, H., Leigh, G., Rapport, F., Wuthrich, V., Amin, J., Mitchell, R., Garcia, P., Buchholz, J., Ferguson, M., Sinha, K. & Tang, D.
1/01/22 → 31/12/24
EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PBAC) AND HEALTH TECHNOLOGY RELATED SUBMISSIONS
1/07/21 → 30/06/25
Degotardi, S., Amin, J., Bull, R., Harrison, L. J., Waniganayake, M., Hadley, F., Wong, S., Zurynski, Y., Donovan, M., Mendham, M., O'Connell, M., Highfield, K., Death, E., Boehm, N., Fox, S., Cannen, E., Paterson, A., McNicholas, J., Payne, R. & Dahm, M.
1/02/21 → 1/10/21
MQ-MINDS: Macquarie MINDS: Monitoring of Injury and psychosocial health outcomes, career trajectories and continuing educatioN, LiveD experiences and Social connectedness
1/01/18 → 31/12/19
Tang, D., Tran, Y., McMahon, C., Turner, J., Amin, J., Nure Alam, M., Wuthrich, V. M., Sherman, KA., Garcia, P. R. J. M., Mitchell, R., Braithwaite, J., Leigh, G., Lim, S., Singh, G., Rapport, F., Ferguson, M. & Gopinath, B., 28 Jun 2022, (Submitted) In: Medical Journal of Australia.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
A testing campaign intervention consisting of peer-facilitated engagement, point-of-care HCV RNA testing, and linkage to nursing support to enhance Hepatitis C treatment uptake among people who inject drugs: the ETHOS Engage studyConway, A., Valerio, H., Alavi, M., Silk, D., Treloar, C., Hajarizadeh, B., Marshall, A. D., Martinello, M., Milat, A., Dunlop, A., Murray, C., Prain, B., Henderson, C., Amin, J., Read, P., Marks, P., Degenhardt, L., Hayllar, J., Reid, D., Gorton, C. & 7 others, , 16 Jul 2022, In: Viruses. 14, 7, p. 1-15 15 p., 1555.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Davis, B. P. F., Amin, J., Graham, P. L. & Beggs, P. J., 15 Oct 2022, In: The Science of the Total Environment. 843, p. 1-8 8 p., 156980.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Comparison of study quality as determined by standard research and community engagement metrics: a pilot study on breast cancer research in urban, rural, and remote Indigenous communitiesChristie, V., Amin, J., Skinner, J., Green, D., Littlejohn, K. & Gwynne, K., 1 May 2022, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19, 9, p. 1-6 6 p., 5008.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Declining prevalence of current HCV infection and increased treatment uptake among people who inject drugs: the ETHOS Engage studyValerio, H., Alavi, M., Conway, A., Silk, D., Treloar, C., Martinello, M., Milat, A., Dunlop, A., Murray, C., Henderson, C., Amin, J., Read, P., Marks, P., Degenhardt, L., Stevens, A., Prain, B., Hayllar, J., Reid, D., Montebello, M., Wade, A. & 5 others, , Jul 2022, In: International Journal of Drug Policy. 105, p. 1-11 11 p., 103706.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
2022 Macquarie Business School Impact Competition, Improving Health and Spending Money Wisely: Evaluating Medical Tests, Devices, Procedures for the Australian Government
Hoyle, Martin (Recipient), Cutler, Henry (Recipient), Parkinson, Bonny (Recipient), Norman, Alicia (Recipient), Jeet, Varinder (Recipient), Seil, Elizabeth (Recipient), Sharma, Rajan (Recipient), Song, Rachel (Recipient), Ahumada Canale, Antonio (Recipient), Rana, Rezwanul (Recipient), Mumford, Virginia (Recipient) & Amin, Janaki (Recipient), 2022
Janaki Amin (Chair)2019
Activity: Membership › Membership of council
Janaki Amin (Chair)2007
Activity: Membership › Membership of network
Improving health and spending money wisely: evaluating medical tests, devices, procedures for the Australian Government
Martin Hoyle (Participant), Henry Cutler (Participant), Bonny Parkinson (Participant), Alicia Norman (Participant), Varinder Jeet (Participant), Elizabeth Seil (Participant), Rajan Sharma (Participant), Rachel Song (Participant), Antonio Ahumada Canale (Participant), Rezwanul Rana (Participant), Virginia Mumford (Participant) & Janaki Amin (Participant)
Impact: Health impacts, Economy impacts, Policy impacts
Improving health and spending money wisely: evaluating medicines and vaccines for the Australian Government
Henry Cutler (Participant), Bonny Parkinson (Participant), Martin Hoyle (Participant), Mutsa Gumbie (Participant), Rachel Song (Participant), Andrew Partington (Participant), Varinder Jeet (Participant), Elizabeth Seil (Participant), Alicia Norman (Participant), Virginia Mumford (Participant), Sanjyot Vagholkar (Participant), Lisa Pont (Participant) & Janaki Amin (Participant)
Impact: Quality of life impacts, Economy impacts, Policy impacts