Researcher

Dr Behzad Hajarizadeh

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Biography

Behzad is a Senior Lecturer and an NHMRC fellow in Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute. He trained as a Medical Practitioner and has a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). His main area of expertise is viral hepatitis with more than 15 years experience as a clinician and researcher in the field of liver diseases. His employment history includes working as a Research Fellow in La...view more

Behzad is a Senior Lecturer and an NHMRC fellow in Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute. He trained as a Medical Practitioner and has a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). His main area of expertise is viral hepatitis with more than 15 years experience as a clinician and researcher in the field of liver diseases. His employment history includes working as a Research Fellow in La Trobe University, Melbourne and as a Senior Research Officer and Project Coordinator in the Ministry of Health and UNAIDS country office in Iran.

Research Interests:
Epidemiology and natural history of acute and chronic HCV infection, including HCV re-infection; HCV management and barriers to care in prison setting and among people who inject drugs; HBV management among culturally and linguistically diverse people; Development, and monitoring/evaluation of HBV and HCV elimination programs in Australia and in low/middle-income countries.

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Member, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM)
Member, European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
Member, International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU)
Member, Iran Hepatitis Network


My Qualifications

MD, MPH, PhD


My Awards

2017: The Kirby Institute Emerging Investigator Award (Kirby Institute)
2016: NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia)
2015: UNSW Medicine Dean’s List Award (University of New South Wales)
2013: ASHM Junior Researcher Support Awards in HIV and Hepatitis (Australasian Society for HIV Medicine)
2011: Australian Postgraduate Award - APA (Commonwealth Government of Australia)


My Research Activities

Behzad's research interests include epidemiology and natural history of acute and chronic HCV infection, including HCV re-infection, HCV management and barriers to care in prison setting and among people who inject drugs, HBV management among culturally and linguistically diverse people, and development, and monitoring/evaluation of HBV and HCV elimination programs in Australia and in low/middle-income countries.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

PhD, Masters, Honours, ILP

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Contact

+61 (0)2 9385 9208
+61 (0)2 9385 0920