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Associate Professor Alexandra Martiniuk
Dr Martiniuk is an Associate Professor (Epidemiology) in the Faculties of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Toronto and Scientist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Research Institute in Canada. She is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health at The University of Sydney, and a Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health, as well as Special Advisor on Health Systems Research at the Nigerian National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Associate Staff at the Menzies Center for Health Policy and Consultant to the AusAID Health Systems Knowledge Hub Sydney.
Dr Martiniuk holds an MSc in Community Health and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Canada. Dr Martiniuk conducts research in collaboration with 16 countries. Her expertise is in cohort and cluster randomized controlled trials to improve the health of individuals living in disadvantaged settings (Indigenous communities and lower-and middle-income countries).
She is the recipient of 27 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 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.
Research at a glance
- Total grant funding as a chief/principle investigator >$5.1 million from: NHMRC, ARC, CIHR, IDRC, CIDA, WHO, Government and Philanthropy
- Recipient of 27 awards, scholarships and fellowships
- 20 total: PhD (7), MSc/MIPH (11) or medical students (2) supervised (15/20 graduated to date)
- 77 total publications including publications in the Lancet, Cochrane Reviews, Annals of Oncology (Of 77 total publications=52 peer reviewed, 25 other including 9 reports to government and industry) with another 15 submitted peer-reviewed publications currently under review
- Invited speaker at seven conferences and over 95 other conference presentations
- Interviewed or quoted over 70 times in international/ national media including Sydney Morning Herald, MSN, ABC, CBC, SBS, United Press International, Times India, Diplomat Magazine
Research and Teaching Leadership
- Reviewer for 10 journals (including the Lancet, BMJ, CMAJ)
- External reviewer for CIHR, NHMRC, ARC and Hong Kong national granting agencies
- WHO Curriculum Development and Coordinator: epilepsy epidemiology (China) December, 2010
- Scientific Steering Committee member for 2 National and 2 International Committees