Staff & Students


  • Orszulak
  • Sadsad


Mrs Lou Orszulak

Lou Orszulak’s current role as the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology-Public Health (CIDM-PH) Project Officer, involves the promotion and management of the CIDM-PH education, research and development program.  Funded by the NSW Ministry of Health, Population Health and Health Services Research Support (PHHSRS) Program, CIDM-PH is in its fourth round of funding, with aims to improve prevention and control of communicable diseases of public health importance through research projects in bacterial epidemiology & disease surveillance, antibiotic resistance surveillance & rapid diagnostics, viral epidemiology & disease surveillance, fungal epidemiology & invasive infections, and medical entomology.

Lou is involved in organising local and international workshops, conferences and symposia, newsletters, grant support, website management, reporting, financial management, HR, and quality improvement of operational procedures.

Lou’s previous projects have included implementation of clinical standards in the Sydney West Area Health Service (SWAHS) Cancer Care Centre, co-ordination and facilitation of quality improvement teams and projects across SWAHS, and facilitation of education forums for clinical staff on the use of quality improvement tools and methodologies.




Dr Rosemarie Sadsad

PhD, MEng, BEng

Rosie Sadsad is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology - Public Health. She conducted her PhD research at the Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales and is qualified as a Computer and Biomedical Engineer (B. Computer Eng, M. Biomed Eng, 2004). Her research interests include the application of modelling and simulation to public health. She is currently involved with developing a system to alert infection control of potential MRSA transmission events and/or MRSA outbreaks in the hospital. As part of her PhD, she developed a simulation model to evaluate several hospital infection control policies for reducing the prevalence and incidence rate of MRSA infections. She has worked as a research assistant for the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre where she developed models that project the prevalence of dementia and evaluates treatment therapies for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). She has also worked as a research assistant at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute applying bioinformatics to heart disease research.





CIDM Staff