Australia Day

26 January 2015

279 days to go

Dr Alessandro Demaio

Dr Alessandro Demaio trained and worked as a medical doctor in Melbourne, Australia. While working as a doctor at The Alfred Hospital, he completed a Masters in Public Health including field work in Cambodia.

In 2010, Alessandro relocated to Denmark and began a PhD fellowship in Global Health with the University of Copenhagen, focusing on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). His PhD research was based in Mongolia, working with the Ministry of Health, UN and other local and international partners to provide an epidemiological evidence-base for current and future public health and policy responses to the growing burden of NCDs.

In addition to his research, Alessandro lectures for the University of Copenhagen, The University of Melbourne and Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, and is a regular contributor to academic and public discourse. Alessandro has a column with The Conversation and established and leads the PLOS blog, Translational Global Health.

In 2013 Dr Demaio co-founded NCDFREE, a global social movement against NCDs – including the crowd-funding of $60,000US and the making of 3 short advocacy films. One in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

From 2013, Alessandro is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health at Harvard Medical School, USA.