Research Fellow - Global Health, Australian National University

Dr Susana Vaz Nery is an epidemiologist and public health researcher at the Research School of Population Health, Australian National University. She was initially trained as a neurobiologist, later becoming a malaria molecular parasitologist; and having lived and worked in several countries in Africa (Kenya, The Gambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola) and Asia (Timor-Leste). Her current interests are malaria and NTDs control in Angola, Bhutan, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Indonesia. For the last four years she has been developing a program of research in Timor-Leste, that includes STH control (a RCT looking at the impact of WASH and albendazole on STH infections; and a pilot study comparing school vs community integrated WASH and deworming), dengue spatial modelling and costs associated with tuberculosis. She is also involved in STH control studies in Angola and Indonesia.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow - Global Health, Australian National University

Education

  • 2003 
    New York University/ University of Lisbon, PhD / Biomedical Sciences