Dr Jason Agostino

Lecturer,
Academic Unit of General Practice
. . .
Research Fellow,
ANU Medical School
Organisational unit member - Academic Unit of General Practice
Academic Unit of General Practice, Building 4, Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT 2605
 02 6174 5592

Profile

Qualifications

FRACGP, MPhilAppEpi, BMed, DipChHlth

Specialisation

  • General Practice
  • Indigenous Health
  • Epidemiology

Biography

Jason is a GP and an epidemiologist who has worked mainly in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.  Since graduating from medicine he has worked in rural Australia with a focus on child health and does clinical work at Gurriny Yealamucka, an Aboriginal community controlled heatlh service in the community of Yarrabah in far north Queensland.

Through his training as an epidemiologist Jason has worked at the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) before coming to the ANU.  At NACCHO his work focussed on enabling  Aboriginal communities to better use their own health data, while at NHPA he worked on a comparitive report on the cost of hospitalisation in Australia.  He has an interest in the use of routinely collected data to improve health services and continues to be involved in national reporting through his position on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare's Atlas Advisory Group.

Research

Research interests

  • General practice
  • In phase 1 I contribute to teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and EBM teaching

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