Michelle Ananda-Rajah


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PhD projects

Evaluation of the impact of artificial intelligence on the outcomes of patients vulnerable to invasive fungal infections


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Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah MBBS (HONS), FRACP, PhD is an infectious diseases and general physician at Alfred Health with an interest in artificial intelligence and health services research. Michelle has led the largest body of work on applied AI for the diagnosis, management and prevention of invasive fungal infections in haematology patients. She is the founder of FungalAi (https://www.fungalai.com), a multimodal application combining text and image processing, that aims to make surveillance of fungal infections feasible for a range of quality improvement and research activities in hospitals. She is a member of the data monitoring and safety committee of the Australasian Myeloma Research Consortium, the peak body responsible for clinical trials in myeloma in 2019. Her peer review responsibilities include appointment to JAMA Network Open as a paid statistical and methods reviewer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Michelle co-founded Healthcare Workers Australia (https://healthcareworkersaustralia.com), a grassroots advocacy movement dedicated to improving the occupational safety of healthcare workers. She has published on work, health and safety issues for health care workers, made numerous media appearances including an appearance on QandA (ABC) in Feb 2021 and believes that advocacy, diversity and inclusion are core tenets of leadership.

External positions

Statistical and methods reviewer, JAMA Network Open

6 Nov 2019 → …

Consultant physician general medicine & infectious diseases, Alfred Health

1 Jan 2009 → …

Research area keywords

  • invasive fungal diseases
  • digital health
  • Machine Learning
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • immunocompromised hosts


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