Caroline van Gemert
Dr. Caroline van Gemert is a global health researcher and an infectious diseases epidemiologist with expertise in disease surveillance systems, sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses, and response to emerging infectious diseases. She holds an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship that focuses on elimination of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B, syphilis and HIV in Pacific Island Countries and Territories. From 2020-2022, Dr. van Gemert supported the Vanuatu Ministry of Health’s response to COVID-19 as a technical advisor. She is committed to addressing health inequalities in Pacific Island Countries and Territories and to strengthening health research capacity in the region.