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John Kaldor is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. He holds a doctorate in Biostatistics from the University of California. Berkeley, and began his research career at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. For over 20 years he has built and led internationally recognised research programs at UNSW on the epidemiology and prevention of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections.

His research has covered a wide range of projects, including the development and implementation of public health surveillance systems, investigations of HIV-related cancer, cohort and cross-sectional investigations of risk factors for infectious disease transmission, and interventional trials of disease prevention strategies.

With over 400 peer reviewed scientific publications that have been cited collectively over 15,500 times, Professor Kaldor has been a highly influential contributor to public health knowledge. His work has guided policy in disease control, particularly in relation to the prevention of HIV infection. Professor Kaldor has also served on numerous policy and advisory committees in Australia and Internationally. He has had close working relationships with public health programs in a number of countries of the Asia-Pacific region, particularly Cambodia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Professor Kaldor is a past President of the Australasian Epidemiological Association, and currently serves as a ministerially appointed member of the Repatriation Medical Authority. He was co-chair of the 2012 International Microbicides Conference, held in Sydney.

Research Interests:
Epidemiology and prevention of HIV infection, hepatitis C infection and other sexually transmissible diseases and blood-borne viruses; Epidemiology and prevention of cancer; Epidemiological methods.

Broad Research Areas:
Epidemiology, Prevention, HIV - AIDS, Infectious Diseases


Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Specific Research Keywords:
Blood borne viruses, Cancer Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, STD/STIs