Rachel Sacks-Davis

Summary

Affiliation: Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi Many hepatitis C reinfections that spontaneously clear may be undetected: Markov-chain Monte Carlo analysis of observational study data
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J R Soc Interface 12:20141197. 2015
  2. pmc Hepatitis C virus phylogenetic clustering is associated with the social-injecting network in a cohort of people who inject drugs
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e47335. 2012
  3. ncbi Identifying newly acquired cases of hepatitis C using surveillance: a literature review
    R Sacks-Davis
    Burnet Institute, Melbourne, 85 Commercial Rd, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 140:1925-34. 2012
  4. doi Behavioural interventions for preventing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugs: a global systematic review
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne 3004, Australia
    Int J Drug Policy 23:176-84. 2012
  5. ncbi Modelling antiviral treatment to prevent hepatitis C infection among people who inject drugs in Victoria, Australia
    Margaret E Hellard
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:638-41. 2012
  6. doi The impact of injecting networks on hepatitis C transmission and treatment in people who inject drugs
    Margaret Hellard
    Center for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Center for Research Excellence in Injecting Drug Use, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Hepatology 60:1861-70. 2014
  7. pmc Hepatitis C transmission and treatment in contact networks of people who inject drugs
    David A Rolls
    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e78286. 2013
  8. pmc High rates of hepatitis C virus reinfection and spontaneous clearance of reinfection in people who inject drugs: a prospective cohort study
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Centre for Excellence into Injecting Drug Use, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e80216. 2013
  9. doi The use of social networking platforms for sexual health promotion: identifying key strategies for successful user engagement
    Hilary J Veale
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Vic, 3004, Australia
    BMC Public Health 15:85. 2015
  10. pmc A systematic examination of the use of online social networking sites for sexual health promotion
    Judy Gold
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:583. 2011

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Publications16

  1. doi Many hepatitis C reinfections that spontaneously clear may be undetected: Markov-chain Monte Carlo analysis of observational study data
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J R Soc Interface 12:20141197. 2015
    ..Uncertainty in model estimates notwithstanding, findings suggest that HCV reinfections frequently and quickly result in spontaneous clearance, with many reinfection events going unobserved. ..
  2. pmc Hepatitis C virus phylogenetic clustering is associated with the social-injecting network in a cohort of people who inject drugs
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e47335. 2012
    ..300; p<0.001). This is the first study to show that HCV phylogeny is associated with the injecting network, highlighting the importance of the injecting network in HCV transmission...
  3. ncbi Identifying newly acquired cases of hepatitis C using surveillance: a literature review
    R Sacks-Davis
    Burnet Institute, Melbourne, 85 Commercial Rd, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 140:1925-34. 2012
    ..Automated systems that extract and link testing data from multiple laboratory and clinic databases may provide an opportunity for collecting testing histories for individuals that is less resource intensive than enhanced surveillance...
  4. doi Behavioural interventions for preventing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugs: a global systematic review
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne 3004, Australia
    Int J Drug Policy 23:176-84. 2012
    ..A systematic review was conducted to determine whether behavioural interventions are effective in preventing transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) amongst people who inject drugs...
  5. ncbi Modelling antiviral treatment to prevent hepatitis C infection among people who inject drugs in Victoria, Australia
    Margaret E Hellard
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:638-41. 2012
    ..To develop a mathematical model to project the potential impact of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment on HCV infection prevalence among people who inject drugs (PWID)...
  6. doi The impact of injecting networks on hepatitis C transmission and treatment in people who inject drugs
    Margaret Hellard
    Center for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Center for Research Excellence in Injecting Drug Use, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Hepatology 60:1861-70. 2014
    ..For example, over 10 years of treating 25 per 1,000 PWID, the prevalence drops from 50% to 40% for the random strategy and to 33% for the treat your friends strategy (6.5% difference; 95% confidence interval: 5.1-8.1)...
  7. pmc Hepatitis C transmission and treatment in contact networks of people who inject drugs
    David A Rolls
    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e78286. 2013
    ..A strategy targeting infected PWID with the most contacts (analogous to targeted vaccination) is the least effective. ..
  8. pmc High rates of hepatitis C virus reinfection and spontaneous clearance of reinfection in people who inject drugs: a prospective cohort study
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Centre for Excellence into Injecting Drug Use, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e80216. 2013
    ..03, p=0.005) and confirmed and possible reinfection (HR: 3.10, 95%CI: 1.10-8.76, p-value=0.033) than primary infection. Nonetheless, 50% of confirmed reinfections and 41% of confirmed or possible reinfections did not spontaneously clear...
  9. doi The use of social networking platforms for sexual health promotion: identifying key strategies for successful user engagement
    Hilary J Veale
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Vic, 3004, Australia
    BMC Public Health 15:85. 2015
    ..We aimed to identify Facebook and Twitter profiles that were able to engage large numbers of users, and to identify strategies used to successfully attract and engage users in sexual health promotion on these platforms...
  10. pmc A systematic examination of the use of online social networking sites for sexual health promotion
    Judy Gold
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:583. 2011
    ..The aim of this paper is to examine the extent to which SNSs are currently being used for sexual health promotion and describe the breadth of these activities...
  11. doi The use of social networking platforms for sexual health promotion: identifying key strategies for successful user engagement
    Hilary J Veale
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Vic, 3004, Australia
    BMC Public Health 15:1396. 2015
    ..We aimed to identify Facebook and Twitter profiles that were able to engage large numbers of users, and to identify strategies used to successfully attract and engage users in sexual health promotion on these platforms...
  12. pmc The Australian national binge drinking campaign: campaign recognition among young people at a music festival who report risky drinking
    Caroline van Gemert
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:482. 2011
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  13. doi Young people's comfort receiving sexual health information via social media and other sources
    Megan Sc Lim
    Burnet Institute, Centre for Population Health, Melbourne, NSW, Australia Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Melbourne, NSW, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 25:1003-8. 2014
    ..Further research is needed to determine how to best take advantage of these novel opportunities for health promotion. ..
  14. pmc Home-based chlamydia testing of young people attending a music festival--who will pee and post?
    Rachel Sacks-Davis
    Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:376. 2010
    ..Home-based chlamydia testing has been piloted in several countries to increase testing rates, but uptake has been low. We aimed to identify predictors of uptake of home-based chlamydia testing to inform future testing programs...
  15. doi Randomised controlled trial of paper, online and SMS diaries for collecting sexual behaviour information from young people
    Megan S C Lim
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:885-9. 2010
    ..The correlation between behaviour reported in all three types of diaries and data collected in a retrospective questionnaire was also determined...
  16. doi Hepatitis C treatment for injection drug users: a review of the available evidence
    Margaret Hellard
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 49:561-73. 2009
    ..g., enrollment in drug treatment, the requirement of a period of abstinence from injection drug use, or the establishment of multidisciplinary treatment programs)...