Sandra Eades

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Sandra Eades "is a Senior Research Fellow in Aboriginal Health at the Institute for Health Research, Sydney. She is a medical epidemiologist with a specific interest in paediatric and perinatal epidemiology and the conduct of randomized controlled trials to test public health interventions in Aboriginal communities. Her PhD studies investigated the causal pathways and determinants of health among an urban cohort of Aboriginal infants in the first year of life. She is a Principal Investigator on the WA Aboriginal Child Health Survey and was particularly instrumental in engaging WA Aboriginal community linkages for this study and refining survey instruments in the developmental phase of the study.

"Her current research involves the conduct of a randomized controlled trial of a culturally specific smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and the establishment of a major cohort study among NSW Aboriginal children and families attending urban Aboriginal Medical Services. She has just returned from presenting a diabetes prevention program for Aboriginal people in NSW as part of the Oxford Vision 2020 Movement to reduce chronic disease worldwide. Professor Eades is a member of Research Committee for the 2003-2005 NHMRC triennium and co-Chairs the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health working committee. She was recently appointed Conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle." [1]

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  1. Sandra Eades, accessed June 1, 2009.