Susan Hoskins is an epidemiologist with expertise in HIV treatment and care programs in low and middle-income countries and an academic background in international humanitarian assistance. Susan has had close working relationships with ministries of health in Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania, and with public health programs in Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the Ukraine. She also has experience working with indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico, with women’s cooperative groups in post-conflict El Salvador, and with staff at rural health clinics near St Petersburg, Russia.
Research interests include: assessing the performance of care programs, including measuring retention in care and access to treatment, for vulnerable populations and evaluating the impact of disease, namely HIV and TB low and middle-income countries; the health states of internally displaced persons and refugees; and blood-borne viruses and sexually-transmitted infections among Indigenous Australians
Susan's broader research involves systematically reviewing processes and outcomes of data linkage projects which have aimed to improve the completeness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status in notifiable disease data and other health datasets; assisting in the coordination of national blood-borne virus surveillance data in Australia including collating data on diagnoses from state and territory jurisdictions, analysing trends in notifications, submitting reports to the Council of Australian Governments and conducting related research.