Public health research

Public health research at the Kirby Institute occurs across a range of subject areas including HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmissible infections and neglected tropical diseases. Our work spans epidemiology and prevention.

We work closely with marginalised groups in society, including Indigenous people, gay and bisexual men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, and prisoners and community-based offenders. We are also involved in many international collaborative programs, particularly in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The spectrum of research methods we employ represents a broad mix of:

  • Traditional epidemiological methods
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Serological epidemiology
  • Intervention studies
  • Qualitative methods
  • Data-linkage and mathematical modelling
  • Social, behavioural, cultural and anthropological research.

High level methodological support is provided by the Kirby Institute’s own Biostatics and Databases program.

Each research program at the Kirby Institute contains elements of public health research. Explore our programs to find a topic that suits your interests and skills.