Professor Rosemary Korda

BAppSc, MAppSc, GradDipPopHlth, PhD
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Public Health And Health Services 1117

Research interests

  • Variation in health and health care
  • Data linkage
  • Cardiovascular disease epidemiology
  • Chronic disease epidemiology 
  • Health Services Research


Rosemary Korda is a Professor of Epidemiology at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, with research interests in chronic disease, health services and health inequalities. She has extensive experience in the analysis of large-scale multisector linked data. Her current research includes studies on: innovation in use of linked data; inequalities in health and healthcare, and unwarranted variation in care; and health risks of environmental exposures based on residential location. In addition to her research, she has had a major role in curriculum development and teaching in postgraduate population health courses and in supervising higher degree research students. She also runs courses for the Australian Public Service on using linked data. She is currently serving as an expert member on several committees, including the Australian Government's Medical Devices and Human Tissue Advisory Committee (MDHTAC), the ABS PLIDA (Person Level Integrated Data Asset  Technical Advisory Group and the AIHW Veterans Advisory Group.


Past student projects

Kayla Smurthwaite. Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Australian Communities affected by Environmental Contamination. (PhD, awarded 2023)

Kim Greaves. Applied Epidemiology in Cardiovascular Disease and in COVID-19 in Queensland, Australia (MPhil, awarded 2022)

Muhammad Shahdaat Bin Sayeed. Living with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Australia: Using large-scale linked data to investigate workforce participation and social interaction in relation to CVD diagnosis. (PhD, awarded 2022)

Lynne Pezullo. Cost of illness: guidelines for best practice methodology (PhD, awarded 2021)

Jennifer Welsh: Psychological distress and risk of cardiovascular disease:An investigation of the epidemiological evidence (PhD, awarded 2020)

Daniel Wang: The relationship between remoteness and cardiovascular disease incidence and the role of education (Honours, 2020)

Danielle Butler: Area-level variation in primary health care service characteristics and the modifying effect on individual-level socioeconomic variation in receipt of care: potential avenues for improving health equity (PhD, awarded 2018)

Cecilia Xu: Using data to answer questions of public health importance for ACT Health, with an emphasis on routinely-collected linked data (MPhil, awarded 2018)

Veronica Hughes: Socioeconomic inequalities in coronary procedure rates among acute myocardial infarction and angina patients in Australia: a prospective cohort study (Honours, awarded 2018)

Jane Desborough: The Australian Capital Territory Patient Enablement and Satisfaction Study (ACTPESS): A mixed methods study examining the impact of nursing care on the quality of care in Australian general practice (PhD, awarded 2016)

Ellie Paige: Investigation of the relationship between antidepressant use and weight change in Australian adults (PhD, awarded 2015)

Alexandra Fogg: Urinary Incontinence: The Elephant in the Room. A population-based, cross-sectional study of the relationship between urinary incontinence and socio-demographic and health-related factors in Australian women aged 45 and over (Honours, awarded 2015)



Projects and Grants

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