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BSc (Occ Ther) BSc Hons (Epidemiol) MSc PhD

Areas of research expertise: Cardiovascular epidemiology (atrial fibrillation, ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, stroke), Aboriginal Health, linked data, burden of disease

Originally trained as an occupational therapist, Judy Katzenellenbogen's interest in epidemiology has underpinned a public health career comprising broad professional experience in South Africa, New Zealand and Western Australia. She completed a PhD thesis through the University of WA in 2009 on the burden of stroke utilising the WA Data Linkage System.

Subsequently she worked at Curtin University and the WA Centre for Rural Health (University of Western Australia) in the area of Aboriginal chronic disease, particularly in applying linked data methods to the study of Aboriginal heart disease, building capacity in Aboriginal health and using the research to advocate for changes to improve Aboriginal health outcomes.

At Telethon Kids she leads the RHD linked data study to determine the burden of rheumatic heart diseas, also contributing to a broad range of research and translational activities in group A streptococcal diseases with a particular focus on rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.