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Sumathy

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First Name

Sumathy

Last Name

Ravi

Institution

Western Sydney Diabetes

Primary Affiliation

Health

Faculty

Health Sciences

Bio

Sumathy has been working as the program manager for Western Sydney Diabetes (WSD), Integrated and Community Health WSLHD, for over 10 years providing program and business management in implementing WSD strategy in western Sydney. She is currently doing a PhD with the Sydney Health Literacy Lab, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney. Sumathy’s PhD focuses on a qualitative study to explore the effectiveness of virtual care in diabetes management with a focus on patients and health providers’ experience, benefits and behavioural changes. She has been involved in several successful projects on HbA1c testing for diabetes detection, high risk foot services (Save A Leg) and building capacity in the community for better management of diabetes. Sumathy is also working with Tamil community in Sydney for raising awareness of diabetes prevention through Healthy Living Toongabbie and Tamil Arts and Culture Association.

Interests

Digital Health, Informatics, Mobile Health, Telehealth

Disciplines

Community, University

Expertise

Apps & Mobile Health, Telehealth

Domains of Interest

Building Digital Literacy, Promoting Informed Healthcare Delivery

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