Behzad is a Lecturer and an NHMRC post-doctoral 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. His main area of expertise is viral hepatitis with more than ten years experience as a medical practitioner 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. His research interests include natural history of acute and chronic HCV infection, HCV management and barriers to care in prison setting and among people who inject drugs, and HBV management among culturally and linguistically diverse people.