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Dr Danish Ahmad is a trained physician with advanced training in public health and research data analytics. Trained in clinical medicine from the University of Delhi and public health from the University of Oxford and the University of Canberra, Danish has a career interest in improving the design, delivery and evaluation of health systems to improve population health and wellbeing.

Danish has professional experience in public health research, implementation and education in Australia and internationally over ten years. Danish's work has been distinguished internationally with membership in the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) and the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award (sessional category) by the University of Canberra. Recognised by nodal public health agencies in India for his expertise in global health, Danish is a regular global health presenter and collaborator with the Public Health Foundation of India and the Indian Institute of Public Health (Gandhinagar) for global health research and academic input. Danish is regularly invited as a global health presenter for research organisations and thinks tanks and recently presented on a multi-country perspective on COVID as an invitee of the Asia Foundation, Canada.  Danish has held clinical, program, and grant management positions at various leadership levels within the health sector.

 

Public Health Research and Implementation Focus:

Passionate about evidence generation, validation, and translation, Danish's academic research blends epidemiological modelling with an understanding of complex disease dynamics and population health implementation in Australia and internationally.

A global health researcher and primary care physician, Danish's interest lies in developing innovative community health interventions to advance health goals among harder to reach populations. A specialist in community program development and evaluation, using advanced quantitative modelling, Danish's research incorporates developmental epidemiology and global health practice with a focus on regional health security. Danish's research work in global health and developmental epidemiology has generated evidence to improve maternal, child and neonatal health in high disease burden settings and reduce social inequalities for communities across the poverty gradient. 

Public Health Education Focus:

Danish's academic experience extends into pedagogical expertise in the delivery of public health curriculum to tertiary sector (university) students across health and non-health backgrounds with an aim to strengthen public health course offerings and enhance graduate work readiness.

As a public health teaching staff member, Danish has a professional interest in developing global health academic partnerships with universities and community organisations. Danish seeks to enrich undergraduate and postgraduate public health curriculum, and enhance student learning outcomes through activities such as student exchange, study abroad programs and special guest speakers. 

Current opportunities for collaborations in 2021-2022 are being explored with a public health education focus, and Danish welcomes correspondence seeking to explore areas of mutual interest.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Canberra

Bachelor, University of New Delhi

Master, University of Oxford

External positions

Faculty, Public Health Foundation of India

Tutor, Medical School,ANU, The John Curtin School of Medical Research

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