Public Health and Biomedicine: Cindy Tran

Passionate about disease prevention and promoting health and wellbeing, Cindy Tran (BBiomed 2014, MPH 2016) works as a consultant at Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA).

Cindy completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne in 2014, majoring in pathology. During this time, she also developed her quantitative research skills as a research student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

Following this, she completed her Masters of Public Health at the University of Melbourne in 2016.  Here, Cindy specialised in health policy and health promotion and built upon her strong interest in obesity and diabetes and how these are influenced by our cities and food system.

Currently, Cindy works across various projects as a consultant for Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA).

“I am part of the evaluation team working on health program evaluation for state and federal government. I have been involved with literature reviews, developing methods for evaluation and consulting with clients.

“Every day in my role has been a new learning experience. One of the highlights has been travelling across Australia consulting with state governments and stakeholders."

Studying at the University of Melbourne provided Cindy with the opportunity to work in the field during her final year of study.

“In my final semester, I worked at Moreland City Council producing a background report on the issue of food security within the municipality. The work was crucial in the endorsement of the Moreland Food System Strategy in early 2017. Through an independent academic paper, I was able to make a difference to policy.”