Behzad is a Senior Lecturer and an NHMRC fellow in Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute. He trained as a Medical Practitioner and has a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). His main area of expertise is viral hepatitis with more than 15 years experience as a clinician and researcher in the field of liver diseases. His employment history includes working as a Research Fellow in La Trobe University, Melbourne and as a Senior Research Officer and Project Coordinator in the Ministry of Health and UNAIDS country office in Iran.
Epidemiology and natural history of acute and chronic HCV infection, including HCV re-infection; HCV management and barriers to care in prison setting and among people who inject drugs; HBV management among culturally and linguistically diverse people; Development, and monitoring/evaluation of HBV and HCV elimination programs in Australia and in low/middle-income countries.
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Member, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM)
Member, European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
Member, International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU)
Member, Iran Hepatitis Network