Dr Anthony Santella

Lecturer
Medicine (Immunology & Infectious Diseases), Westmead Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9762 5380
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Biographical details

Anthony Santella is a public health scientist holding a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management and a Doctor of Public Health degree in Health Systems Management. He has taught undergraduate, masters and doctoral students research methods, program planning and evaluation, public health policy and administration and public health behavioral theories. He is now a Lecturer in the Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health program at the University of Sydney.

Research interests

His current research interests are in HIV health promotion program planning and evaluation, translating research and policy into public health practice, community-based participatory research, rapid HIV testing initiatives and adapting public health interventions to meet population needs.

Teaching and supervision

Public health aspects of HIV, STIs and Sexual health

Program Planning and Delivery

Research Methods

International links

China

(Xi¿an Jiaotong University) Chinese dentists' knowledge and attitudes to HIV and willingness to conduct rapid HIV testing with Gui-hua Zhuang Ph.D.

India

(Public Health Foundation of India) Indian dentists' knowledge and attitudes to HIV and willingness to conduct rapid HIV testing with Dr. Priscilla Nghaite

United States

(New York University, New York College of Technology and Hostos Community College, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine) Role of dental hygienists in conducting rapid HIV testing with Dr. Bhuma Krishnamachari and Professors Marilyn Cortell, Susan Davide, Winnie Furnari and Petal Leuwaisee

Selected grants

2014

  • HIV and Viral Hepatitis Screening in the Dental Setting; Santella A, Hillman R, Schifter M, Metsch L, Celentano D, Zhuang G; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2013

  • Promoting Research on Methods in Screening Expertise; Santella A; Walden University/Faculty Research Initiative Grant.

2010

  • Reducing Cancer Disparities in African American and Caribbean Immigrant Communities; Santella A; NIH/National Cancer Institute/Research Grant.
  • Knowledge and Attitudes of HIV Among Dental Hygienists, Part 1; Santella A; Long Island University /Health and Wellness Committee.
  • Knowledge and Attitudes of HIV Among Dental Hygienists, Part 2; Santella A; Long Island University /Intramural Research Support Program.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Spierer, D., Blanding, N., Santella, A. (2014). Energy Drink Consumption and Associated Health Behaviors Among University Students in an Urban Setting. Journal of Community Health, 39(1), 132-138. [More Information]
  • Santella, A., Pollack, A., Harrison, C., Sawleshwarkar, S., Britt, H., Hillman, R. (2014). Management rates of sexually transmissible infections by Australian general practitioners, 2000-2012. Sexual Health, 11(1), 52-57. [More Information]
  • Santella, A., Krishnamachari, B., Davide, S., Cortell, M., Furnari, W., Watts, B., Haden, S. (2013). Dental hygienists' knowledge of HIV, attitudes towards people with HIV and willingness to conduct rapid HIV testing. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 11(4), 287-292. [More Information]
  • Santella, A., Davide, S., Cortell, M., Furnari, W., Tuthill, J. (2012). The Role of Dental Hygienists in Conducting Rapid HIV Testing. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 86(4), 265-271. [More Information]
  • Santella, A., Laraque, F., Hilger, J., Camhi, E. (2011). The Development and Implementation of a User-Friendly Priority Setting Tool for HIV Care and Treatment Services in New York City. Journal of Community Health, 36(1), 158-165. [More Information]
  • Santella, A., Shi, L., Campbell, C. (2010). Factors associated with hospital length of stay among HIV-infected adults in Louisiana. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 162(6), 325-326. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Santella, A., Pollack, A., Harrison, C., Sawleshwarkar, S., Britt, H., Hillman, R. (2013). Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections by Australian General Practitioners. STI and AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria.
  • Santella, A., Krishnamachari, B., Davide, S., Cortell, M., Furnari, W. (2012). Knowledge and Attitudes to HIV and Willingness to Conduct Rapid HIV Testing among Dental Hygienists. Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

2014

  • Spierer, D., Blanding, N., Santella, A. (2014). Energy Drink Consumption and Associated Health Behaviors Among University Students in an Urban Setting. Journal of Community Health, 39(1), 132-138. [More Information]
  • Santella, A., Pollack, A., Harrison, C., Sawleshwarkar, S., Britt, H., Hillman, R. (2014). Management rates of sexually transmissible infections by Australian general practitioners, 2000-2012. Sexual Health, 11(1), 52-57. [More Information]

2013

  • Santella, A., Krishnamachari, B., Davide, S., Cortell, M., Furnari, W., Watts, B., Haden, S. (2013). Dental hygienists' knowledge of HIV, attitudes towards people with HIV and willingness to conduct rapid HIV testing. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 11(4), 287-292. [More Information]
  • Santella, A., Pollack, A., Harrison, C., Sawleshwarkar, S., Britt, H., Hillman, R. (2013). Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections by Australian General Practitioners. STI and AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria.

2012

  • Santella, A., Krishnamachari, B., Davide, S., Cortell, M., Furnari, W. (2012). Knowledge and Attitudes to HIV and Willingness to Conduct Rapid HIV Testing among Dental Hygienists. Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Santella, A., Davide, S., Cortell, M., Furnari, W., Tuthill, J. (2012). The Role of Dental Hygienists in Conducting Rapid HIV Testing. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 86(4), 265-271. [More Information]

2011

  • Santella, A., Laraque, F., Hilger, J., Camhi, E. (2011). The Development and Implementation of a User-Friendly Priority Setting Tool for HIV Care and Treatment Services in New York City. Journal of Community Health, 36(1), 158-165. [More Information]

2010

  • Santella, A., Shi, L., Campbell, C. (2010). Factors associated with hospital length of stay among HIV-infected adults in Louisiana. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 162(6), 325-326. [More Information]

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