Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division

About Translational Public Health and Evaluation

The focus of research for this group includes a range of projects related to improving clinical management of stroke, program evaluation research on disease prevention interventions, and health economic analyses to provide evidence for public health policy in stroke. Research quantifying the quality of stroke care in public hospitals is a major focus of the research activities. Our group contributes to evaluations of programs that have been designed to improve stroke care nationally, as wells as specific projects in Victoria and New South Wales.

We provide academic and statistical analyses for the National Stroke Foundation on several public health programs (e.g. Know Your Numbers blood pressure program) and health services evaluations (e.g. national audits of hospital care). Research staff in this group are based at Monash Medical Centre (Monash Health) and work in collaboration on several of these projects with staff at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

Head of Division

Professor Dominique Cadilhac

Dominique is an expert in public health research, particularly in the areas of health service delivery models, translational research, economic evaluation, program evaluation and chronic disease prevention in vascular disease, in particular stroke. She has worked directly with non-government organisations and government to develop policy for chronic disease prevention in Australia. Her PhD was an economic modelling project investigating interventions to improve the control of blood pressure to prevent stroke.

She is one of the lead investigators to have established the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry. Other relevant work includes undertaking consultancies for the National Stroke Foundation to examine the potential benefits and cost implications of a national public health program to reduce the burden of disease attributable to stroke (Cadilhac DA, Carter RC et al. 2007).

Dominique is founding member of the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (comprising Diabetes Australia, National Heart Foundation, Australian Kidney Foundation and the National Stroke Foundation) and is involved in projects evaluating the use of Absolute Risk Assessment for Vascular Disease in Australia.

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