Jerico Pardosi has joined School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) in December 2015 as an Associate Lecturer in Maternal and Child Health at the Faculty of Medicine. He has completed his PhD in Early-age Mortality and Inequity Issues in Eastern Indonesia from Macquarie University. His education also includes a Master of International Public Health from the University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Public Health from the University of Indonesia and a Diploma of Environmental Health from Ministry of Health Polytechnic College in Indonesia.
Jerico is a public health researcher and demographer by training from the University of Queensland and Macquarie University. He has been working in the National Institute of Health Research and Development, the Indonesian Ministry of Health as a researcher in public health issues for 12 years. Jerico came to SPHCM with wide-ranging international collaborations with the scholars from Indonesia and Australia. It includes joint collaborations on public health research activities with the Indonesian Ministry of Health and international organisations (i.e. WHO, UNICEF, USAID) in the last 12 years.
His research interests include maternal and child health, HIV-AIDS, social perspectives on community health, health services, qualitative in public health issues, reproductive health issues, global health challenges, health promotion, traditional practices and population health. Between 2013 and 2015, Jerico was the co-investigator of Community engagement in reducing maternal and child mortality through 2H2 system in East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia funded by World Health Organization and Descriptive case study of programs implementing interventions to improve equity and targeting of maternal and newborn health services in Eastern Indonesia funded by USAID.
Before joining UNSW, he has been involved as teaching assistants for Demographic fundamentals and Global population challenges at Macquarie University. He had also teaching experiences in several universities in Indonesia at the undergraduate level for public health courses. It included the courses of research methods, surveillance epidemiology, basic epidemiology, health care management, basic demography, communicable and non-communicable diseases and public health fundamentals.
Jerico's teaching responsibilities include: Course Coordinator PHCM9606 Reproductive Maternal and Child Health (2016), Co-convenor PHCM9609 Rural and Remote International Health and Tutor for PHCM9041 Foundations in Public Health and Health Care Systems and PHCM9012 Health Promotion and Social Perspectives of Health (2016).
Jerico participates in public health and demography conferences including those of the Australian Population Association (APA), Population Association of America (PAA) and Asia-Pacific Consortium for Public Health (APACPH).