Researcher

Associate Professor David Gabriel Regan

My Expertise

Infectious Disease Modelling, Epidemiology, Population Health

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

David Regan has held a position as an infectious disease modeller at the Kirby Institute since 2005.

Research Interests:

My research activity focuses on the development and use of mathematical models of disease transmission for the evaluation of public health strategies for their control and prevention. Sexually transmitted infections are a particular focus and my interests in this area include estimating the impact of human Papillomavirus...view more

David Regan has held a position as an infectious disease modeller at the Kirby Institute since 2005.

Research Interests:

My research activity focuses on the development and use of mathematical models of disease transmission for the evaluation of public health strategies for their control and prevention. Sexually transmitted infections are a particular focus and my interests in this area include estimating the impact of human Papillomavirus vaccination in Australia, the control of bacterial STIs (Chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhoea) and trichomoniasis in remote indigenous communities, and evaluating strategies for mitigating the impact of antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea. The work conducted in my research group has an important role in informing public health policy in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Broad Research Areas:
Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Epidemiology, Population Health, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Genomic Epidemiology, Climate Change, Antimicrobial Resistance

Qualifications:
PhD

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, AIDS Council of New South Wales, International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research, HPV Health Economic Consortium (supported by CSL Ltd), Tristate STI/HIV Management Committee (advisory role), NHMRC Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee & Working Group on Blood Matters (advisory role), HIV Modelling in Victoria 1995


My Research Activities

Evaluation of chlamydia screening programs in Australia

Evaluation of Human papillomavirus vaccination in Australia

Control of STIs in remote Indigenous populations

Strategies for minimizing the impact of antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea

Strategies for control and prevention of neglected tropical diseases, e.g., scabies

Epidemiology of hepatitis A in Australia

Use of genomic data to inform our understanding of transmission networks and the geospatial and temporal spread of disease

Using mathematical modelling to predict the impact of climate change on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, tropical diseases in particular


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters, PhD


Currently supervising

2 PhD students working on projects related to antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea

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Location

Kirby Institute
Level 5, Wallace Wurth Building
Room 571

Contact

+61 (0)2 9385 0900 or +61 402 025 704
+61 (0)2 9385 0940