|ABOVE: Dr Jaithri Ananthapavan receives the award from MP Mary-Anne Thomas. Image credit: Victorian Department of Health
Congratulations to RE-FRESH Chief Investigator Dr Jaithri Ananthapavan who has been awarded the 2022 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research in Public Health by the Victorian Government.
The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow leads RE-FRESH’s ‘Population diet, health and business impact modelling’ stream and was recognised for her contribution to public health research.
Through her PhD research, Dr Ananthapavan developed a cost-benefit analysis framework to aid cross-sectoral decision-making regarding the value for money for obesity prevention initiatives. She then used the framework to assess the cost-effectiveness of a policy to improve the healthiness of supermarkets.