Casual Academic

Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo

May 2018 Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health), UNSW Sydney, Australia

 

December 2013 Master of Public Health, UNSW Sydney, Australia

 

December 2013 Master of Health Management, UNSW Sydney, Australia

 

December 2009 Doctor of Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Abela Mahimbo has a medical background and holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and Health Management;  and a PhD in Public Health. Her PhD was a health services related research, focused on examining policies and practices in immunisation service delivery for refugees in Australia to inform evidence-based approaches/strategies in improving service delivery for this vulnerable group. She is proficient in infectious diseases prevention and control, qualitative research, implementation science and health policy analysis. Her main research interests are infectious diseases, immunisation, refugee & migrant health, health promotion, health equity, social determinants of health, health policy evaluation, women's health and primary health care. She is particularly interested in conducting impactful research that drives policy change. 

Phone
+61421332650

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Lewis ET; Mahimbo A; Linhart C; Williamson M; Morgan M; Hammill K; Hall J; Cardona M, 2020, 'General practitioners' perceptions on the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a risk prediction checklist to support their end-of-life discussions in routine care: A qualitative study', Family Practice, vol. 37, pp. 703 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/FAMPRA/CMAA036
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Haigh F; Fletcher-Lartey S; Jaques K; Millen E; Calalang C; de Leeuw E; Mahimbo A; Hirono K, 2020, 'The health impacts of transformative infrastructure change: Process matters as much as outcomes', Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 85, pp. 106437 - 106437, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2020.106437
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Mahimbo A; Seale H; Smith M; Heywood A, 2017, 'Challenges in immunisation service delivery for refugees in Australia: A health system perspective', Vaccine, vol. 35, pp. 5148 - 5155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.08.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Mahimbo A; Seale H; Heywood AE, 2017, 'Immunisation for refugees in Australia: a policy review and analysis across all States and Territories', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 41, pp. 635 - 640, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12710
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    MacIntyre CR; Mahimbo A; Moa AM; Barnes M, 2016, 'Influenza vaccine as a coronary intervention for prevention of myocardial infarction', Heart, vol. 102, pp. 1953 - 1956, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309983
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Seale H; Kaur R; Mahimbo A; MacIntyre CR; Zwar N; Smith M; Worth H; Heywood AE, 2016, 'Improving the uptake of pre-travel health advice amongst migrant Australians: Exploring the attitudes of primary care providers and migrant community groups', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1479-1
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Isangula KG; Brownie S; Mahimbo A; Kibona S; Juma A; Mogela D, 2016, 'Blood, donors and dollars: Rethinking financial sustainability of safe blood services in Tanzania', Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 7, http://www.gjmedph.com/uploads/C2-Vo5No4.pdf
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    MacIntyre R; Stein A; Harrison C; Britt H; Mahimbo A; Cunningham A, 2015, 'Increasing trends of herpes zoster in Australia', PloS one, vol. 10, pp. e0125025, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0125025
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Barnes M; Heywood AE; Mahimbo A; Rahman B; Newall AT; MaCintyre CR, 2015, 'Acute myocardial infarction and influenza: A meta-analysis of case-control studies', Heart, vol. 101, pp. 1738 - 1747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2015-307691
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Macintyre CR; Stein A; Harrison C; Britt H; Mahimbo A; Cunningham A, 2015, 'Erratum: Increasing trends of herpes zoster in Australia (PLoS ONE (2015) 10:4 (e0125025))', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129872
  • Reports | 2021
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Seale H; Heywood A; Woodland L; Harris-Roxas B; Mahimbo A; Abdi I, 2021, Enhancing and supporting the COVID-19 vaccination program - focusing on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities, School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney, https://sph.med.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/sphcm/News/Enhancing-supporting-COVID-19-vaccination-program.pdf
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Harris M; Fatema K; Spooner C; Harris-Roxas B; Mahimbo A; Barr M; Sitas F, 2019, Review of effectiveness of certain healthy lifestyle interventions to reduce alcohol consumption, increase levels of physical activity and healthy eating and reduce overweight and obesity (2014-2019). An Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the Cancer Institute NSW, Sax Institute, Sydney
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Abela Barongo Mahimbo
    Sullivan E; Dawson A; Mahimbo A; Assifi A; Vaughan G; Li Z, 2019, Report on the lack of association between early induced abortion and mental health, https://www.fpnsw.org.au/sites/default/files/assets/Report_Mental-health-and-early-induced-abortion_07-2019.pdf

Awards

  • July 2014 Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend, an International Research Candidate Scholarship for a doctoral research, UNSW Sydney
  • Sept 2004 Full scholarship for a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
  • July 2001 Recipient of a Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student, Shaaban Robert Secondary School (High School), Tanzania

Grants

2016

GSK Independent Medical Education for the education of Australian Health Care Professionals.

A practical approach to travel immunisation in general practice with a focus on visiting friends and relatives and refugee populations.

Mahimbo A, Heywood A.E, Seale H, Zwar N, Kay M, Bissinger W and Smith M

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