Andrea is a medical epidemiologist, Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Research Fellow with dual appointments in the Group for Genomic Epidemiology, Danish Technical University, and the Group for Theoretical Phylogenetics, University of Tasmania. Andrea’s current research focuses on the source attribution modelling of foodborne infections using whole genome sequencing and machine learning.
Andrea completed her PhD studies at the Australian National University through the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship where she conducted research into epidemiology of invasive and multi-drug resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella (NTS) infections. As part of her Phd, Andrea worked on global burden of invasive nontyphoidal Salmonella disease estimates as part of the GBD 2017 Study and in collaboration with Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City conducted research into sources of antimicrobial-resistant NTS in humans in southern Vietnam. In addition to these, Andrea has cooperated on projects for Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in Canberra, and other studies funded from national health departments. These included: i) Modelling probability of introduction and establishment via beef of Salmonella subtypes of biosecurity concern in Australia; ii) Per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): an epidemiological study; and iii) Supervising staff during outbreak investigations. In 2018, Andrea has been selected as one of 100 women from all around the world into Homeward Bound, a 12-month leadership program for women with background in STEMM culminating in a three-week voyage to Antarctica.
Parisi A, Crump JA, Stafford R, Glass K, Howden BP, Kirk MD. Increasing incidence of invasive nontyphoidal Salmonella infections in Queensland, Australia, 2007-2016. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018. DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0007187
Parisi A, Crump JA, Glass K, et al. Health Outcomes from Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections in High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Foodborne Pathog Dis 2018. DOI:10.1089/fpd.2017.2403
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