Biostatistics (Epidemiology, Bioinformatics and Health Economics)
Vijaya qualified as a general physician in the United States and completed fellowships in primary care research (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994-1996) and cancer epidemiology and outcomes research (Columbia University, 1998-2000). She was awarded a Fellowship to the American College of Physicians in 2000. Between 2000-2011, she worked to develop the State of Victoria’s data linkage capabilities. She is a member of the WHO’s Topic Advisory Group, Quality and Safety.
New York State Board of Education.
Medical Registration 1998 -
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
Medical Registration 1996 -
American College of Physicians.
MACP 1993 -
Oklahoma State Board of Medical Examiners.
Medical Registration 1993 -
North Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners.
Medical Registration 1991 -
National Collaborative Infrastructure Strategy, Australian Commonwealth Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Australia ($2.3 Million AUD) 'Victorian Data Linkage Unit', 2008-2012.
Victorian Innovation Strategy, Department of Human Services, Australia ($3.2 Million AUD) 'Victorian Data Linkage Unit', 2008-2012.
National Health and Medical Research Council, Partnership Grant, Australia ($1.5 Million AUD) 'Measuing, Assessing and Explaining Hospital Performance', 2010 - 2014.
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia ($1.5 Million AUD) 'STROKE123: A collaborative, national effort to monitor, promote and improve the quality of stroke care in hospitals and patient outcomes', 2012-2016.
National Health and Medical Research Council ($448,229 AUD) 'Maximum Acceptable Risk of complication in total Knee Arthroplasty (MARKA) Study: Using discreet choice experiments to elicit patient and surgeon perception of acceptable risk in Total Knee Arthroplasty', 2014-2017.
National Health and Medical Research Council ($1,209,585.10 AUD) 'A study of Treatment Discontinuation for Chronic Hepatitis B patients', 2014-2018.
BUPA Health Foundation ($103,122.30 AUD) 'Clinical Decision-Making in the Appropriate use of Coronary Artery Angiography', 2015-2017/19.
Education and training
University of Oklahoma 1996
University of Oklahoma 1989
University of Oklahoma 1985
Awards and honors
Best New Research Award, Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association,
Fellow of the American College of Physicians,
National Resources Services Administration, National Research Service Award, University of North Carolina,
Phi Beta Kappa, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma,
Mortar Board, University of Oklahoma,
Alumni Development Scholar, University of Oklahoma,
Phi Beta Kappa Junior Memorial Award, College of Arts ad Sciences, University of Oklahoma,
Harriet Harvey Memorial Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma,