Sofia Bartlett

Adjunct Associate Lecturer
Kirby Institute
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of British Columbia
Hepatitis Education and Prevention Society of British Columbia (HepCBC)

Kensington, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I'm a public health researcher with a background in data science, viral evolution and infectious disease epidemiology. I'm also a founding Director of the Australian registered charity Grass Skirt Project Ltd, who I help to develop innovative community driven projects, delivering improved health and social outcomes for people in Papua New Guinea. I'm currently a Canadian Institute of Health Research & Michael Smith Foundation for Health & Medical Research funded Health System Impact postdoctoral fellow doing multidisciplinary research on viral hepatitis, HIV and other transmissible infections at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control & University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I also have an adjunct appointment at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. My families lived experience of hepatitis C virus infection, injecting drug use and incarceration have helped inform my broad research interests and motivated me to use a social justice lens and whole person wellness approach to my work, which encompasses basic science (viral evolution, phylogenetics, molecular diagnostics, antiviral drug resistance), clinical research (infectious disease epidemiology, and health of marginalised populations) and public health policy.