Alvin is an epidemiologist with over ten years’ experience working in public health. As the Director of Population Health, Alvin oversees ACPCC’s Population Health division and provides leadership to foster the development of evidence-based policies relating to cancer screening and prevention. The Population Health division is responsible for providing cancer screening surveillance and reporting in Victoria, delivering the Participant Follow-up Function of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Victoria along with contributing to various cancer and infectious disease control research projects both locally and internationally.
Before joining ACPCC in mid-2023, Alvin led the statewide epidemiology and surveillance program for blood borne viruses and STIs at the Victorian Department of Health. He also oversaw the Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit at the department for much of 2022. Prior to this, Alvin was a senior manager at the Sax Institute where he led the strategic development and operational management of the nation’s largest longitudinal cohort study on healthy ageing, the 45 and Up Study. Alvin holds a Master of Public Health degree and completed the NSW Public Health Training Program in 2018.