Dr Sahar   Bajis
Lecturer

Dr Sahar Bajis

BPharm MIPH PhD

medicine-health
The Kirby Institute

Sahar is a lecturer in the Public Health Interventions Research Program and Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program at the Kirby Institute. She holds a PhD in clinical epidemiology and a master's degree in International Public Health. Her doctoral research focused on investigating strategies to enhance the HCV care cascade in marginalised populations, including people who inject drugs. Sahar is also a pharmacist with extensive experience in clinical/hospital and community pharmacy and in international humanitarian aid with Médecins Sans Frontières in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Yemen. Her areas of research interest include infectious diseases epidemiology, global health and equitable access to healthcare, specifically in the areas of viral hepatitis, HTLV-1 infection and antimicrobial use.

Phone
+61 2 9385 1638

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Catlett B; Bajis S; Starr M; Dore GJ; Hajarizadeh B; Cunningham PH; Applegate TL; Grebely J, 2021, 'Evaluation of the Aptima HCV Quant Dx Assay for Hepatitis C Virus RNA Detection from Fingerstick Capillary Dried Blood Spot and Venepuncture-Collected Samples', The Journal of infectious diseases, vol. 223, pp. 818 - 826, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa442
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Valerio H; Alavi M; Law M; McManus H; Tillakeratne S; Bajis S; Martinello M; Matthews GV; Amin J; Janjua NZ; Krajden M; George J; Degenhardt L; Grebely J; Dore GJ, 2021, 'Opportunities to enhance linkage to hepatitis C care among hospitalised people with recent drug dependence in New South Wales, Australia: A population-based linkage study.', Clin Infect Dis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab526
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Jin F; Dore GJ; Matthews G; Luhmann N; Macdonald V; Bajis S; Baggaley R; Mathers B; Verster A; Grulich AE, 2021, 'Prevalence and incidence of hepatitis C virus infection in men who have sex with men: a systematic review and meta-analysis', The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 6, pp. 39 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(20)30303-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Dore GJ; Bajis S, 2021, 'Author Correction: Hepatitis C virus elimination: laying the foundation for achieving 2030 targets (Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, (2021), 18, 2, (91-92), 10.1038/s41575-020-00392-3)', Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 18, pp. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41575-020-00407-z
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Dore GJ; Bajis S, 2021, 'Hepatitis C virus elimination: laying the foundation for achieving 2030 targets', Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 18, pp. 91 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41575-020-00392-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Bajis S; Grebely J; Hajarizadeh B; Applegate T; Marshall AD; Ellen Harrod M; Byrne J; Bath N; Read P; Edwards M; Gorton C; Hayllar J; Cock V; Peterson S; Thomson C; Weltman M; Jefferies M; Wood W; Haber P; Ezard N; Martinello M; Maher L; Dore GJ; Peolim L; How-Chow D; Telenta J; Harvey P; Jones S; Dunlop A; Treloar C; Samuel Y; Poeder F; Crawford S; Baxter A; Keats J; Mowat Y; Silk D; Micallef M; Tamaddoni M; Marks P; Lamoury F; Jayasinghe I; Reid H; Cunningham EB; Bartlett S; Jacka B; Erratt A; Jauncey M; Collie P; Lam T; Gilliver R; Hazelwood S; Houlihan N; Burns C; Lewis R; Morris D; Donohue K; Carthew A; Horasak N; Cherry R; Shin S; Peterson D; Sellwood T; McKeown W; Pritchard-Jones J; Smyth F; Adey S; Clark K, 2020, 'Hepatitis C virus testing, liver disease assessment and treatment uptake among people who inject drugs pre- and post-universal access to direct-acting antiviral treatment in Australia: The LiveRLife study', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 27, pp. 281 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13233
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Martinello M; Bajis S; Dore GJ, 2020, 'Progress Toward Hepatitis C Virus Elimination: Therapy and Implementation', Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, vol. 49, pp. 253 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gtc.2020.01.005
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Bajis S; Applegate TL; Grebely J; Matthews GV; Dore GJ, 2020, 'Novel hepatitic C virus (HCV) diagnosis and treatment delivery systems: Facilitating HCV elimination by thinking outside the clinic', Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 222, pp. S758 - S772, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa366
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Catlett B; Lamoury FMJ; Bajis S; Hajarizadeh B; Martinez D; Mowat Y; Cunningham PH; Jacka BP; Cloherty GA; Marks P; Dore GJ; Grebely J; Applegate TL, 2019, 'Evaluation of a hepatitis C virus core antigen assay from venepuncture and dried blood spot collected samples: A cohort study', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 26, pp. 1423 - 1430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13196
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Bajis S; Grebely J; Cooper L; Smith J; Owen G; Chudleigh A; Hajarizadeh B; Martinello M; Adey S; Read P; Gilliver R; Applegate T; Treloar C; Maher L; Dore GJ, 2019, 'Hepatitis C virus testing, liver disease assessment and direct-acting antiviral treatment uptake and outcomes in a service for people who are homeless in Sydney, Australia: The LiveRLife homelessness study', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 26, pp. 969 - 979, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13112
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Lamoury FMJ; Bajis S; Hajarizadeh B; Marshall AD; Martinello M; Ivanova E; Catlett B; Mowat Y; Marks P; Amin J; Smith J; Ezard N; Cock V; Hayllar J; Persing DH; Kleman M; Cunningham P; Dore GJ; Applegate TL; Grebely J, 2018, 'Evaluation of the Xpert HCV Viral Load Finger-Stick Point-of-Care Assay', Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 217, pp. 1889 - 1896, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy114
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Bajis S; Maher L; Treloar C; Hajarizadeh B; Lamoury FMJ; Mowat Y; Schulz M; Marshall AD; Cunningham EB; Cock V; Ezard N; Gorton C; Hayllar J; Smith J; Whelan M; Martinello M; Applegate TL; Dore GJ; Grebely J, 2018, 'Acceptability and preferences of point-of-care finger-stick whole-blood and venepuncture hepatitis C virus testing among people who inject drugs in Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 61, pp. 23 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.08.011
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Bajis S; Dore GJ; Hajarizadeh B; Cunningham EB; Maher L; Grebely J, 2017, 'Interventions to enhance testing, linkage to care and treatment uptake for hepatitis C virus infection among people who inject drugs: A systematic review', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 47, pp. 34 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.07.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Grebely J; Lamoury FMJ; Hajarizadeh B; Mowat Y; Marshall AD; Bajis S; Marks P; Amin J; Smith J; Edwards M; Gorton C; Ezard N; Persing D; Kleman M; Cunningham P; Catlett B; Dore GJ; Applegate TL, 2017, 'Evaluation of the Xpert HCV Viral Load point-of-care assay from venepuncture-collected and finger-stick capillary whole-blood samples: a cohort study', The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 2, pp. 514 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(17)30075-4
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Bajis S; Lamoury F; Applegate TL; Maher L; Treloar C; Mowat Y; Schulz M; Hajarizadeh B; Marshall A; Cunningham E; Cock V; Ezard N; Gorton C; Hayllar J; Smith J; Dore GJ; Grebely J, 2017, 'P4 Acceptability of point of care finger-stick and venepuncture hepatitis C virus testing among people who inject drugs and homeless people', Journal of Virus Eradication, vol. 3, pp. 13 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s2055-6640(20)30745-7
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Bajis S; Van den Bergh R; De Bruycker M; Mahama G; Van Overloop C; Satyanarayana S; Bernardo RS; Esmati S; Reid AJ, 2014, 'Antibiotic use in a district hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan: are we overprescribing?', Public Health Action, vol. 4, pp. 259 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/pha.14.0068
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Lamoury F; Bajis S; Martinez D; Mowat Y; Jayasinghe I; Martinez M; Cunningham P; Catlett B; Jacka B; Marks P; Grebely J; Cloherty G; Dore G; Applegate T, 2018, 'Evaluation of a hepatitis C virus core antigen assay in dried-blood spots: a cohort study', in JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Paris, FRANCE, pp. S317 - S318, presented at International Liver Congress (ILC), Paris, FRANCE, 11 April 2018 - 15 April 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-8278(18)30854-7
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Lamoury F; Bajis S; Hajarizadeh B; Marshall A; Martinello M; Ivanova E; Catlett B; Mowat Y; Marks P; Amin J; Smith J; Ezard N; Cock V; Hayllar J; Persing D; Kleman M; Cunningham P; Dore G; Applegate T; Grebely J, 2018, 'Evaluation of the Xpert fingerstick HCV viral load assay', in JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Paris, FRANCE, pp. S167 - S167, presented at International Liver Congress (ILC), Paris, FRANCE, 11 April 2018 - 15 April 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-8278(18)30546-4
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Sahar Bajis
    Grebely J; Lamoury F; Hajarizadeh B; Mowat Y; Marshall A; Bajis S; Marks P; Amin J; Smith J; Edwards M; Gorton C; Ezard N; Persing D; Kleman M; Cunningham P; Catlett B; Dore G; Applegate TL, 2017, 'Field evaluation of Xpert (R) HCV Viral Load point-of-care test for detection of hepatitis C virus infection by venipuncture-collected and finger-stick capillary whole-blood samples', in JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, pp. S709 - S709, presented at International Liver Congress / 52nd Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-the-Study-of-the-Liver, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, 19 April 2017 - 23 April 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-8278(17)31900-1

Awards

2015 - 2019: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

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