Dr Sadia Hossain


Lecturer, Public Health


Dr Sadia Hossain is an Epidemiologist with broad public health teaching and research experience. After an Honours (UNSW), Sadia took a deep dive in PhD (UNSW) to explore hospital outcomes of very preterm babies in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Alongside, she was a Data Officer at the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN). After PhD, Sadia worked with diverse public health research groups including chronic disease, SAFER Hospitals - hospital outcomes study utilising big data (Un Adelaide, UOA), prevention of family violence and child maltreatment (BetterStart, UOA), injury, codesigned chronic disease interventions for and with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Flinders), and integration of Indigenous Knowledges into MPH Epidemiology. Sadia completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology (2020) and an Epidemiological Research Method course taught by Prof John Lynch (UOA 2022) as part of her professional development. At Flinders, Sadia developed an UG Epidemiology course and significantly re-designed an MPH Epidemiology course. Sadia is fluently bilingual (English and Bengali), and keen to harness data skills for better equity research in priority population groups.

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Chronic disease
  • Injury
  • Administrative data in health
  • Neonatal and child health
  • Indigenous health

Qualifications & Recognition

  • Golden Key International Honour Society (2022)
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology (2020)
  • PhD, University of New South Wales
  • Australian Postgraduate Award
  • Samuel Lunenfeld Summer Scholarship (University of Toronto)
  • Honours (Class 1), University of New South Wales
  • Science Without Borders Summer Scholarship, Singapore

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 430 163 843
LocationSchool of Health Sciences, Campbelltown Campus