About Dr Alexandra Martiniuk

My passion in research is to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide; and in particular to work on research that increases equity in health (Indigenous communities, low-and-middle-income countries).

Dr Alexandra Martiniuk is an Epidemiologist engaged in health systems and mental health research for children living in disadvantaged contexts (global health and Aboriginal communities)

Dr Martiniuk is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Public Health at The University of Sydney, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. She is also an Adjunct 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). Her expertise is in child health, neurological and mental health, health systems and services research - using epidemiology and knowledge translation - to improve the health of individuals living in disadvantaged settings (Indigenous, and rural 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.

At a glance:
• Total grant funding as a chief/principle investigator >$5.5 million from: NHMRC, ARC, CIHR, IDRC, CIDA, WHO, Government, Philanthropy and Innovation/Commercialisation funds
• 45 total: Postdoc (2), PhD (13), MSc/MIPH (6) and elective/ medical students (24) supervised (26/43 graduated to date)
• 134 total publications including publications in the Lancet, Lancet Global Health, Cochrane Reviews, Annals of Oncology (Of 133 total publications=98 peer reviewed, 8 peer-reviewed publications under an authorship consortium, 26 other including 11 reports to government and industry), and 11 submitted peer-reviewed publications currently under review
• Invited speaker at 10 conferences, 1 international webinar and 121 other conference presentations
• Interviewed or quoted over 150 times in international/ national media including Sydney Morning Herald, MSN, ABC, CBC, SBS, United Press International, Times India, Diplomat Magazine
• Reviewer for: NHMRC, CIHR, Hong Kong Granting agencies and >10 journals including the Lancet, BMJ, CMAJ, and previous BMC editor Health Systems and Services journal

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Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Dr Martiniuk's publications, please visit her Sydney Medical School academic profile.