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Biostatistician & Data Analyst

MA (Dev. Econ), MA (App. Stats), PhD (Econ)

Huong Le is a Biostatistician & Data Analyst in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology team, Telethon Kids Institute. She holds PhD in Economics from Australian National University, Master in Applied Statistics from Queensland University of Technology, and Master in Development Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and the National Economics University of Vietnam. She was awarded a prestigious fellowship for young researchers, The Pacific Trade and Development Fellowship for Young Scholars in 2011. In current role, she brings extensive experience supporting researchers and students in complex coding for data management and statistical analyses with focus on advanced econometric modelling and causal inference techniques. 

Driven by passion for advancing child health and development, her research has been published in top journals in the health and economics fields, and through public reports. Her research result has been featured in leading media outlets. She serves regularly as an assessor for national competitive funding schemes and a reviewer for high quality academic journals. Her current research uses big data to study critical health and socioeconomics issues with focus on inequality, disease burden, vaccine impact evaluations, policy evaluations, child health and development, and intergenerational transmission of health and human capital.

Originally from Hanoi, Vietnam, she has called Australia home for the past eighteen years. Outside of her professional endeavours, she embraces the beauty of Australia’s nature and enjoys cycling with her beloved children along the picturesque Western Australian’s Swan River.