Dr Mahomed Patel was awarded a medal (AOM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to medicine, particularly field epidemiology. Mahomed is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH).
Mahomed was recruited to NCEPH in 1993 to work on the Master of Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program. Since that time, Mahomed has had a profound impact on field epidemiology training in Australia and in the region. Mahomed continues to teach and provide input into the MAE program – a program through which he has taught nearly all of the 200 graduates. Mahomed regularly consults to governments in the region and the World Health Organization. Mahomed has had a central role in establishing field epidemiology training programs in India, Malaysia, and China, and is involved in proposals to start a new program in the Pacific. Mahomed was the inaugural Chair of the TEPHINET network of field epidemiology training programs globally.
Congratulations Mahomed – such a well-deserved award!