An “accidental tourist” so to speak, to the field of telehealth – as an epidemiologist focused on the health needs of vulnerable children (rural, Indigenous and developing country) — Alex was asked to conduct the Solomon Islands’ first review of its telemedicine system (2006-2009) (Martiniuk et al, J Telemed Telecare, 2011). From this sparked interest in the use of telehealth more generally. Currently Alex is an NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellow – focused on research about telehealth for rural children in NSW, specifically researching the workforce aspects of telehealth as well as the costs.
In this webinar, Alex will share her research insights based on her current NHMRC TRIP research into telehealth as well as briefly summarise, an epidemiologist’s view of existing telehealth research in Australia and globally.
A/Prof Alexandra Martiniuk
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney and University of Toronto Senior Research Fellow George Institute for Global Health
Dr Martiniuk is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health at The University of Sydney, and a Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. She is also an Associate Professor (Epidemiology) in the Faculties of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Toronto, Associate Staff at the Menzies Center for Health Policy and previous Consultant to the AusAID Knowledge Hub Sydney. She holds an MSc in Community Health and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Canada. Prior to her research career, Martiniuk worked for the Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Center, Canada (1997-2005). Dr Martiniuk conducts research in collaboration with 16 countries. Her expertise is in cohort and cluster randomized controlled trials to improve the health of individuals living in disadvantaged settings (Indigenous communities and lower-and middle-income countries). She is the recipient of 30 awards and fellowships including: Fellowships from the CIHR, SSHRC, NHMRC, University of Sydney and Merck, the President’s Scholarship for PhD Research, the MENSA Canada Scholarship, the Saturn Commitment to Excellence Award, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and was recently named a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Rising Star in Health Services Research (2013), a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow (2011) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce Young Outstanding Person of the Year (2012) in recognition of her commitment to communities locally and globally.
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