Doctor, Global Health researcher, University of Sydney

Dr Fred Hersch is a medical doctor working in Sydney Australia and research fellow at The George Institute. He has a Masters in Public Health and a background in information technology, particularly the development of web based systems including tele-medicine.

Research interests:
- Implementation science with a focus on studying solutions to prevention of non-communicable disease (NCD) in resource poor settings.
- Use of information technology (mHealth, tele-medicine) in the global health context
- Health systems strengthening
- Healthy public policy

Specialties
Global health and development, Global health research particularly in the global burden of non-communicable disease, e-health, telemedicine

Experience

  • 2010–present
    Honorary Associate, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Sydney University
  • 2012–present
    Global Steering Committee, Asia Pacific Representative, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and NCD Action
  • 2012–present
    Research Fellow, The George Institute
  • 2010–2012
    Medical Doctor, Royal North Shore Hospital

Education

  • 2010 
    Sydney University, MBBS (Hons)
  • 2004 
    Sydney University, Masters of Public Health
  • 1998 
    University of NSW, Bachelor of Science (Business Information Technology)

Research Areas

  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Preventive Medicine (111716)
  • Economic Development Policy (160505)
  • Globalisation And Culture (200206)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Technology (10)