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. 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. She is currently an investigator in large implementation studies of HIV prevention in NSW (EPIC-NSW) and hepatitis C treatment in prisons (STOP-C). 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.

Research interests

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


Master of Public Health Course Director

Unit convenor:

  • Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Public health capstone

Research student supervision

Current candidates:


Muhammad Chutiyami: Utility of parent held health records

Kristy Burns: Health economic evaluation of mental health conditions

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


MPH (Reseach)

Sytuha Binta Ali: Impact of COVID19 on MPH students

Pritam Dasgupta: 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

External positions

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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