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

20042020

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Biography

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah is a consultant physician in general medicine and infectious diseases at Alfred Health, Melbourne who completed her PhD on the health and economic burden of invasive fungal infections, antifungal stewardship,  and the role of artificial intelligence in making surveillance of fungal infections feasible, sustainable and cost effective for hospitals. She has led a project in collaboration with Monash University, to develop a world first  platform technology  based on AI (fungalAi) that can facilitate real time monitoring of fungal diseases in hospitals. The platform includes natural language processing, deep learning based image recognition of fungal diseases on chest imaging and an expert system that integrates clinical data to improve fungal prediction. The platform is being trialled across 7 Australian hospitals and one major site in Singapore. In 2019, she was awarded a TRIP (translating research into practice) fellowship by the Medical Research Future Fund for "fungalAi: breaking the mold of the traditional antifungal stewardship paradigm". Her research interests in general medicine relate to the impact of occupational violence and aggression in hospitals and the effects of hypothermia on the elderly which has attracted national media attention. In 2019, she was invited to join JAMA Network Open as a statistical and methods reviewer. She is also a member of data monitoring and safety committee of the Australasian Myeloma Research Consortium, the peak body responsible for clinical trials in myeloma.

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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Projects

Research Output

1 Citation (Scopus)

Ushering in antifungal stewardship: perspectives of the haematology multidisciplinary team navigating competing demands, constraints and uncertainty

Ananda-Rajah, M., Fitchett, S., Ayton, D. R., Peleg, A. Y., Watson, E., Cairns, K. A. & Peel, T., 12 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 35 p.

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“Cold and lonely”: emergency presentations of patients with hypothermia to a large Australian health network

Forcey, D., FitzGerald, M., Kuczynska-Burggraf, M., Nagalingham, V. & Ananda-Rajah, M. R., Jan 2020, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 50, 1, p. 54-60 7 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Closing the gap in surveillance and audit of invasive mold diseases for antifungal stewardship using machine learning

Baggio, D., Peel, T., Peleg, A. Y., Avery, S., Prayaga, M., Foo, M., Haffari, R., Liu, M., Bergmeir, C. & Ananda-Rajah, M., 5 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Medicine. 8, 9, 13 p., 1390.

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Activities

  • 1 Mentor/ Internship supervision

Supervision Bachelor Medical Science Student-achieved rank 1 in cohort

Michelle Ananda-Rajah (Speaker)

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsMentor/ Internship supervision

Press / Media

An alarming number of adults are being treated for hypothermia

Michelle Ananda-Rajah

19/06/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

WORRY OVER HYPOTHERMIA

Michelle Ananda-Rajah

18/06/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Elderly Victorians being treated for hypothermia as heating costs bite

Michelle Ananda-Rajah

17/06/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaSocial Media Article

Elderly at risk of hypothermia at home

Michelle Ananda-Rajah

17/06/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature