The Victorian Tuberculosis Program is actively engaged in independent and collaborative research to improve our services, and to support better understanding of TB and its impact.

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The program is based within the Doherty Institute, with active connections to the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Melbourne, and to the NH & MRC Centre for Research Excellence in Tuberculosis Control.

The Victorian Tuberculosis Program is also involved in international TB activities, including through the Australian Tuberculosis Modelling Network (AuTuMN). AuTuMN involves a diverse group of researchers working on modelling tuberculosis transmission to inform policy makers in their decisions to improve TB control in their countries.