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Funded by NHMRC in conjunction with the University of Melbourne, and the Apunipima Cape York Health Council, Professor McDermott and her team from the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention (CCDP) are building a simulation model to get better measures of risk of heart disease and premature death. This research is based on a large linked cohort of 2800 Indigenous adults from north Queensland remote communities, which looks at reasons for the excess cardiovascular risk in this group.

By developing a better understanding of the risks of chronic disease, AITHM research will enable health systems to better target workforce capacity to tackle the problem of chronic disease at its roots.