Head: Professor John McNeil
MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM
Phone: +61 3 9903 0565
The Prevention Science Unit undertakes research and teaching activities in a broad range of areas related to disease prevention and public health. The research program includes elements of both community wide and high risk interventions. Individual projects include the conduct of clinical trials, epidemiological modelling and cost-effectiveness analyses. Principal activities of the unit include the ASPREE study of low-dose aspirin therapy in the elderly and the planning for a major cohort study of the elderly (VICS cohort).
Through its interest and expertise in study design, the unit is also involved in collaborative projects with the Health Services Management Unit.