Title: PhD Health Economics
Institution: Monash University
Title: MSc Development and Resource Economics
Institution: Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Title: BSc Agricultural Economics
Institution: Makerere University
Year: 2003Read more on Julie's profile
Julie is the Deputy Director, Master of Health Economics and Lecturer – Public Health. She is also a Research Fellow within the Economics of Chronic Disease Management stream, analysing cost effectiveness of chronic disease management and burden of disease including Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Disease and HIV/AIDS. Her discpline area is Public Health and applied economics including Health Economics.
Julie is an applied Health Economist with a PhD in Health Economics from Monash University. Her research has focused on using large data sets (Demographic Health Surveys, Household Income and Labour Dynamics Australia Study, Australian arm of the International Cost and Utility Related to Osteoporotic Fractures Study) for economic modelling using Stata. She lectures and supervises Master of Public Health and Master of Health Economics students at Deakin University. She’s the Unit Chair Biostatistics 1 HSH746/946 and Health Economics in a Global Context HSH768.
Julie’s publications include peer reviewed academic journals and reports in public health and she presents her work within Australia and internationally.
Public health research including research in developing countries focusing on alcohol prevention, impact of HIV/AIDS, disability and children’s nutrition and education.
Economics of chronic diseases particularly Osteoporosis and Parkinson’s within the Australian context.
Undertaking survey research in Sub-Saharan Africa including designing survey questionnaires and training of enumerators.
Member Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) and International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
Introductory Health Economics
Comparative Health Systems
Health Economics in an International Context
Economics of Developing countries
Biostatistics 1 HSH746/946
Health Economics in a Global Context HSH768
Introductory Health Economics
Economics of Developing Countries
Topics of Interest
Survey Design in Sub-Saharan Africa
• 39th Annual Australian Health Economics Society Conference Society (September 21-22 2017); presented the paper Differences in income and quality of life between women with and without children
• 10th International Society on Priorities in Health Care Conference Melbourne-“Examining the Past and Contemplating the Future- 20 years of Priority Setting”. (November 10-12 2014)
• 20th International AIDS Conference Melbourne “Stepping Up the Pace”. (July 20-25 2014)
• International Health Economics Association Conference, Sydney 2013. Who’s got the power? Exploring gender differences in labour supply for individual males and females and, among couples in households with PLWHA.
• Brown University’s International Advanced Research Institutes training, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2013. 35 years of Advances in HIV/AIDS: What has changed for Women?
• Australian Conference of Health Economists, Darwin, Northern Territory, 2012. Critical help at a critical time: Schooling of vulnerable children given formal assistance to households with PLWHA in Central Uganda
• African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Conference, Flinders University, Adelaide, 2011. Does social support in addition to ART make a difference? Comparison of households with TASO and MOH PLWHA in Central Uganda
• Australian Conference of Health Economists, Melbourne, Victoria, 2011. Factors that influence child work for households with PLWHA in Central Uganda
• Australian Conference of Health Economists, Hobart, Tasmania, 2009. Risk factors for HIV infection among women in Kenya and Uganda
• World Congress on Health Economics, Beijing, China, 2009. Risk factors for HIV infection among women in Kenya and Uganda
• Annual International Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Kampala, Uganda, 2009. Factors that influence using voluntary counselling and testing for Women in Kenya
Editorial Board - Frontiers Public Health (Health Economics)
Reviewer Journal of Health Economics, Journal of AIDS Care, Global Health Action, Journal of Vulnerable Children and Youth and BMC International Health and Human Rights.
Chapter Executive for Asia and Australia, Doctoral Network Uganda 2013-2016
Member Doctoral Network Uganda (2017 onwards)
Faculty of Health Small Grant Research Award
Brown University Advanced Research Institute Scholar Award, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, June 2013
Best paper award by a Junior Researcher, Australian Health Economics Society Conference, October 2009
1. Long STEPPP-A: Longitudinal study of teenagers with endometriosis, period and pelvic pain in Australia to identify early risk factors, educational and management strategies that will lead to optimal health outcomes and appropriate health utilisation (2020-2024).
2. Evaluate the impact of Medicare Rebate Freeze on GP service utilization and bulk billing services across local areas and socioeconomic groups within Australia.
3. Evaluate the added socioeconomic burden of having a chronic disease in addition to HIV/AIDS for South-East Asia.
4. NHMRC Projects (334304, 1087781) modelling economic benefits in prevention of alcohol/other substance abuse in young people through community wide interventions, provide evidence base for universalisation of such interventions
5. The Impact of COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures on Livelihoods, Health and Lifestyles Study (CIS) in Sub-Saharan Africa and Australia.
No publications found
Funded Projects at Deakin
Other Public Sector Funding
Osteoporosis Hospital Micro-Costing Study
A/Prof Jennifer Watts, Dr Julie Abimanyi-Ochom, Mrs Kerrie Sanders
- 2014: $32,400
Embedding Simulation in Clinical training
Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, A/Prof Jennifer Watts, Dr Julie Abimanyi-Ochom
- 2017: $73,184
- 2014: $11,150
Literature Review-Safer Diagnosis
Dr Julie Abimanyi-Ochom, A/Prof Jennifer Watts, Miss Shalika Bohingamu Mudiyanselage, Mr Max Catchpool
- 2017: $44,529
Industry and Other Funding
Osteoporosis Burden of Disease in Australia
A/Prof Jennifer Watts, Dr Julie Abimanyi-Ochom
- 2013: $39,906
No completed student supervisions to report