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Twitterati /ˌtwɪt̬.əˈrɑː.t̬i/
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The Digital Health Week 2023 Twitterati is made up of ten researchers in digital health. Over the course of Digital Health Week 2023 they will be sharing their reflections, experiences, and questions with the community on Twitter. We thank them all immensely for their support, involvement, and expertise. We encourage you to learn more about them and interact with them! #DigitalHealthWeek23 

Farah Akram@_FarahAkramI'm a 4th year PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales. My background is medicine, with a special interest in the field of psychology, paediatrics and healthcare systems. My current focus of research explores burnout and mental health outcomes in health professionals working in paediatric cardiology. I am the co-lead of Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors at UNSW Faculty of Medicine and Health for 2022, a program designed to increase mental health literacy and advocate for creation of mental health support resources for postgraduate students. I was a speaker at the first ever Soapbox Science x STEM Sisters collaborative event in Melbourne in 2022, which aims to showcase diversity of science and female scientists in STEM fields. Profile photo of Farah Akram
Eman Alzghoul@Eman_alzgoulI am a Ph.D. student at UNSW at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, this is my final year, and I have the knowledge and skills to represent and inspire early career researchers' engagement. I am keen to spread knowledge and fight misleading health information.Profile picture of Eman Alzghoul
Grace Currie@Grace_Currie_Grace Currie is a Project Officer/PhD Candidate in the School of Public Health, University of Sydney and a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Grace leads the Sydney Kid’s Learning Health Initiative at the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, which aims to design and implement a learning health systems framework for making better use of electronic medical record data to improve patient outcomes.Profile picture of Grace Currie
Dr Courtney Ierano@courtieranoDr. Courtney Ierano is an early-career pharmacist-researcher with a strong passion for infectious diseases, and antimicrobial stewardship. Profile picture of Courtney Ierano
Dr Lisa Kouladjian O'Donnell@lisakouladjianLisa Kouladjian O’Donnell is a research fellow in geriatric pharmacotherapy and a pharmacist, with keen interest in developing digital tools to optimise medications for older adults. She was the winner of the “Not-a-Bot” social media award from Digital Health Week 2022.Profile picture of Lisa Kouladjian O'Donnell
Amit Kumar@Amitkum32477967A full stack Data Scientist (Expert level)/ Machine Learning Expert having 13+ years of comprehensive consulting/ technical work experiences in advanced analytics including 8+yrs in applied Machine Learning/Deep Learning. I am passionate about working for the wellbeing of the people to improve their health condition, longevity, hence this motivates me to work for the healthcare sector. In the past I have worked on multidisciplinary applied research at the intersection of machine learning and healthcare with computer vision and NLP on multimodal datasets. Some projects examples are: building a ML model to access the risk factor of old age people so that they could be moved to age care, Predict patient survival rates more accurately using Ml models, predicting the risk of getting heart disease, Diagnosing anomalies from x-rays and 3D MRI brain images, working with electronic healthcare records (EHR), modelling and automating the task of labelling medical datasets using natural language processing etc. Profile picture of Amit Kumar
Professor Farah Magrabi@FarahMagrabiFarah Magrabi is a Professor of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She has a background in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, and has worked as a health services researcher for 20 years. At the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, she leads a research stream in patient safety informatics investigating the clinical safety and effectiveness of digital health and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for clinicians and consumers. Professor Magrabi leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health's Safety research stream; is co-chair of the Australian AI Alliance’s Working Group on safety, quality and ethics; and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2020-present).Profile photo of Farah Magrabi
Noushin Nazarian@nonazarianNoushin Nazarian is a master’s Candidate at the Centre of Digital Transformation for Health. She is currently working on a project that studies clinicians’ experiences with health data collected by smartwatches. Her background is in Biomedical Engineering, and she completed a master’s degree at Monash University in this field. She has held a technical role at Siemens Healthineers for the last ten years, allowing her to work extensively with the public and private sectors. She is interested in exploring the opportunities that drive the digital transformation of health and lead to a positive impact. She has received a summer scholarship from the Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change which focuses on the relations between behavioral science and the promotion of digital health tools. Profile photo of Noushin Nazarian
Shakeel Shahzad@shakeelshahzad8I belong to a middle-class Christian family in Pakistan. I have passed my bachelor's (Honors) and master's (Honors) in Microbiology from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. This research interests are to understand mechanism of multiple drug-resistance and to develop better therapeutics against bacterial and viral pathogens.
I am recently enrolling at UNSW Sydney, as a high degree by research (HDR) candidate at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health, supervised by Professor Mark Willcox. My Ph.D. project is entitled Studies on the inhibitory action of phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomers (PPMOs) against polymyxin resistance determinants.
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Melody Taba@MelodyTabaMelody is a PhD student at the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health. She is interested in the impacts of social media on young people’s health and wellbeing. Her PhD aims to evaluate the way health messages are communicated to young people on social media during health emergencies like COVID-19, specifically how health communicators can improve messaging to be youth-centred and youth-friendly.

Since completing her Honours and Master of Public Health degrees, she has been working as a Research Officer at the University of Sydney on projects enhancing adolescent digital health literacy, understanding LGBTQ+ youth’s experience on social media and evaluating micro-array patch as a vaccine delivery system.
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