About Professor Alexandra Martiniuk

I am an epidemiologist aiming to improve the health of vulnerable children (Indigenous children in Australia and Canada, children living in low-and middle-income countries and children living in rural and remote settings).

My research expertise is broad and includes epidemiology (in particular cluster randomised trials), pediatric neurological and mental health, pediatric oncology, health systems and services research and implementation science/knowledge translation.

Alexandra Martiniuk is currently a Professor at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Public Health, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, Associate with WriteMEDIA, Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Senior Researcher in Residence at Royal Far West and the NSW Rural Doctors Network. Alexandra Martiniuk will begin a newly awarded, 5 year, NHMRC Investigator Grant in January 2021 titled "Improving the neurodevelopmental and mental health of vulnerable children: Through implementation and health services research to close treatment gaps". 
She is a previous NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellow, previous consultant to AusAID and previous Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellow. She has held an academic title at the University of Sydney since 2005 and at the University of Toronto since 2008.
•Publications: 144 total publications (107 peer-reviewed, 8 peer-reviewed publications under an authorship consortium, and 29 other, including 13 reports to government and industry) including in high impact journals (the Lancet, CMAJ, IJE, Stroke, Trials etc).
•Grants: $8 million in grants as Chief Investigator (with: NHMRC, ARC, NSW Health, CIHR, IDRC, CIDA, WHO, Government, Philanthropy and Innovation and Commercialisation funds)
•Awards: 29 inter/national awards (6 national fellowships) including: the Gustav Nossal Global Health Award (2020); the 2013 Rising Star Award in Health Services Research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); the MENSA Canada Award amongst others
•Supervision: 48 graduate and medical students supervised to date

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Dr Martiniuk's publications, please visit her Sydney Medical School academic profile.
Sample publications:
Dossetor PJ, Thornburn K, Oscar J, Carter M, Fitzpatrick J, Bower C, Boulton J, Fitzpatrick E, Latimer J, Elliott E, Martiniuk A. Review of Aboriginal child health services in remote Western Australia identifies challenges and informs solutions. BMC Health Services Research 2019 Oct 26;19(1):758. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4605-0.
Abimbola S, Keelan S, Everett M, Casburn K, Mitchell M, Burchfield K, Martiniuk A. The medium, the message and the measure: a theory-driven review on the value of telehealth as a patient-facing digital health innovation. Health Economics Review. 2019 Jul 3;9(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s13561-019-0239-5. 
Faruqui N, Martiniuk A, Sharma A, Sharma C, Rathore B, Arora R, Joshi R. Evaluating access to essential medicines for treating childhood cancers in New Delhi, India: a medicines availability and prices study. BMJ Glob Health. 2019 Apr 23;4(2):e001379. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001379. eCollection 2019.
Dossetor P, Martiniuk ALC, Fitzpatrick J, Oscar J, Carter M, Watkins R, Elliott E, Jeffery HE, Harley D. Pediatric hospital admissions in Indigenous children: a population-based study in remote Australia. BMC Pediatrics. 2017 Nov 22;17(1):195.
Martiniuk ALC, Jagilli R, Natuzzi E, Wesley IJ, Meltus O, Christie A, Korini J, Vujovich-Dunn C, Yu W. Cancer in the Solomon Islands. Cancer Epidemiology; 50 (Part B) Oct 2017 p 176-183.
Abimbola S, Negin J, Martiniuk ALC. Charity begins at home in global health research funding. Lancet Global Health 2017 Jan;5(1):e25-e27.
Martiniuk ALC, Vujovich Dunn C, Park M, Yu W, Lucas BR. Plagiocephaly and developmental delay: a systematic review. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2017 Jan;38(1):67-78.
Martiniuk AL, Chen HY, Glozier N, Patton G, Senserrick T, Williamson A, Woodward M, Ivers R. High alcohol use a strong and significant risk factor for repetitive self-harm in female and male youth: a prospective cohort study. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2015;41(5):465-73. 
Puchalski Ritchie LM, Schull MJ, Martiniuk AL, Barnsley J, Arenovich T, van Lettow M, Chan AK, Mills EJ, Makwakwa A, Zwarenstein M. A knowledge translation intervention to improve tuberculosis care and outcomes in Malawi: a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. Implement Sci. 2015 Mar 28;10:38.
Fitzpatrick JP, Latimer J, Carter M, Oscar J, Ferreira ML, Carmichael Olson H, Lucas BR, Doney R, Salter C, Try J, Hawkes G, Fitzpatrick E, Hand M, Watkins RE, Martiniuk AL, Bower C, Boulton J, Elliott EJ. Prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome in a population-based sample of children living in remote Australia: the Lililwan Project. J Paediatr Child Health. 2015 Apr;51(4):450-7. Epub 2015 Jan 15.
Smith S, Deveridge A, Berman J, Negin J, Mwambene N, Chingaipe E, Puchalski Ritchie LM, Martiniuk A. Task-shifting and prioritisation: a situational analysis examining the role and experiences of community health workers in Malawi. Hum Resour Health. 2014 May 2;12:24.
Gupta S, Yeh S, Martiniuk A, Lam CG, Chen HY, Liu YL, Tsimicalis A, Arora RS, Ribeiro RC. The magnitude and predictors of abandonment of therapy in paediatric acute leukaemia in middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Cancer. 2013 Jul;49(11):2555-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2013.03.024.
Martiniuk ALC, Senserrick T, Lo S, Williamson A, Du W, Grunstein R, Woodward M, Glozier N, Stevenson M, Norton R, Ivers R. Sleep deprived young drivers and risk of crash: the DRIVE prospective cohort study. JAMA Pediatrics 2013 Jul;167(7):647-55.
Martiniuk ALC, Ivers RQ, Glozier N, Patton GC, Lam LT, Boufous S, Senserrick T, Williamson A, Stevenson M, Norton R. Self-harm and risk of motor vehicle crashes in youth: the DRIVE prospective cohort study. CMAJ. 2009 Nov 24;181(11):807-12. Epub 2009 Nov 16.
Martiniuk ALC, Speechley KN, Secco M, Campbell MK, Donner A. Evaluation of an epilepsy education program for Grade 5 students: a cluster randomized trial. Epilepsy and Behavior 2007 June;10:4:604-610. 
Martiniuk ALC, O'Connor KS, King W. A Cluster Randomized Trial of a Sex Education Program in Belize, Central America. The International Journal of Epidemiology Vol 32 No 1 Feb 2003.