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Senior Research Officer

M.App.Epid., PhD

Dr Minda Sarna is an Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist and Senior Research Officer within the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology team at Telethon Kids Institute. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University. Dr Sarna has 18 years’ experience working in research and government public health agencies.

Dr Sarna has used prospective and retrospective observational cohort data to examine respiratory virus infection epidemiology, burden and risk factors. She’s also contributed to maternal influenza vaccine safety evaluation through showing that antenatal influenza vaccine does not result in an increased prevalence of congenital abnormalities. Her current work is focused on the epidemiology, burden and risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus infection.