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Biography

Dr Jeevitha Mariapun is a lecturer in Public Health at the Clinical School Johor Bahru, Monash University Malaysia. After completing an MSc in Medical Statistics from the University of Leicester, UK, Jeevitha started a research internship at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Soon after, she accepted a scholarship to pursue a PhD in Public Health at the same institution. Her doctoral thesis examined the socioeconomic gradients of various indicators of population health in Malaysia. Since 2013, she has been involved in the teaching of EBM and biostatistics to medical students and providing statistical support to clinicians and postgraduate students. Jeevitha joined Monash Malaysia in 2019 and is currently the local teaching lead for the Evidence-Based Clinical Practice module, and one of the academic coordinators for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) and the MD Scholarly Intensive Placement programmes. She is also a statistical consultant at the JCSMHS. Her research interests are in disease prevention and management of non-communicable diseases and social and behavioural epidemiology. Jeevitha is currently an associate member of the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice at the University of Malaya.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, PhD, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Medical Statistics, MSc, University of Leicester

Research area keywords

  • Public Health
  • NCD Prevention and Control
  • Epidemiology
  • Lifestyle behaviours
  • Social determinants of health
  • Biostatistics

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