PhD, MPH, MBBS
PhD, MPH, MB, BS
Laila joined the Kirby Institute in September 2015. She is involved in a number of projects with a focus on transfusion-transmissible, blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections prevention and surveillance in Australia. Laila has a PhD in epidemiology, where her research focused on developing systems to track elimination of sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses in Australia. Laila has a prior research experience in the area of drug and alcohol and related issues. She worked at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) and the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC). She also has international experience of coordinating a World Health Organization’s health and nutrition surveillance project at the Aga Khan University. She has her bachelor’s degree in Medicine and carried out her Master of Public Health at the University of New South Wales.