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A/Prof Inacio is an epidemiologist with research interests in the areas of population health surveillance systems (i.e. registries) and utilisation of existing data and informatics to enhance these systems. She is the Director of the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) at SAHMRI and a Hospital Research Foundation Mid-Career Fellow. ROSA is a SA-based Clinical Quality Registry developed to support the monitoring and evaluation of the quality of ageing and aged care services provided to older Australians. A/Prof Inacio’s work has the goal of identifying good models of care, areas in need of improvement, risk factors for poor health outcomes, and opportunities to improve health and wellbeing of older Australians accessing aged care services.  


A/Prof Inacio was trained as an epidemiologist at the Dartmouth Centre for Evaluative Clinical Sciences (MS 2002) and University of California, San Diego (PhD 2013).  Between 2004-2015 A/Prof Inacio worked at Kaiser Permanente, the US largest integrated healthcare provider, in the development of orthopaedic registries. She led the development of the largest US Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Registry, the Kaiser Permanente Hip Fracture Registry, and conducted research on leveraging administrative, electronic medical record data, and informatics for population surveillance.


A/Prof Inacio has collaborators at several key institutions involved in registry and registry science including Kaiser Permanente in the US, Swedish Hip Register, Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry, and University of Melbourne SMART Registry. She is also an editor for the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research journal and a current Associate Member (mentee) of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.  In her career, she has received the prestigious US Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Clinical Research Award for a project she co-led, 3 national and 4 international conference awards and 2 prizes.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of California at San Diego


Masters, Dartmouth College


Bachelor's Degree, University of California at San Diego


External positions

Mid-Career Fellow, The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF)

Jan 2020Dec 2022

Member, North West Adelaide Health Study Advisory Committee

Jun 2019 → …

Associate Member (Mentee), Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS)

Mar 2019Mar 2021

Member, Australian Dementia Network (ADNet) Registry, Steering Committee

Mar 2019 → …

Member, American College of Epidemiologists, Finance Committee

Dec 2018Dec 2019

Member, Australian Health Research Alliance, Aged Care Research Translation and Impact Network

Dec 2018 → …

Member, Australian Association of Gerontology, Research Trust Grants Committee

Oct 2018 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of South Australia

Dec 2017 → …

Specialist Advisor, Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration

Jan 2017 → …

Principal Epidemiologist Advisor, Australian Orthopaedic Association National Total Joint Replacement Registry

Jan 2016 → …

Consultant Epidemiologist, Kaiser Permanente

Mar 20151 Apr 2019

Editor, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

Apr 2014 → …


  • aged care
  • registries
  • ageing
  • joint replacement
  • surgical outcomes
  • quality and safety of care

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Research Output

Association of Age-Related Cataract With Skin Cancer in an Australian Population

Sharma, S., Lang, C., Khadka, J. & Inacio, M. C., 11 May 2020, In : Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 61, 5, 1 p., 48.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Development and validation of a frailty index based on Australian Aged Care Assessment Program data

Khadka, J., Visvanathan, R., Theou, O., Moldovan, M., Amare, A. T., Lang, C., Ratcliffe, J., Wesselingh, S. L. & Inacio, M. C., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Journal of Australia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)


Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) - Integrating ‘Big Data’ from the health and aged care sectors to provide better outcomes for older people in Australia.

Steven Wesselingh (Recipient), Maria Inacio (Recipient), Sarah Catherine Elizabeth Bray (Recipient), Catherine Lang (Recipient), Liddy Griffith (Recipient), Craig Whitehead (Recipient), Renuka Visvanathan (Recipient), Megan Corlis (Recipient), Keith Evans (Recipient), Marilyn von Thien (Recipient) & Penelope Lello (Recipient), 17 Jan 2020


SAHMRI Research Translation Award

Maria Inacio (Recipient), Sarah Catherine Elizabeth Bray (Recipient), Catherine Lang (Recipient), Jyoti Khadka (Recipient), Robert Jorissen (Recipient), Max Moldovan (Recipient), Azmeraw T Amare (Recipient), Janet Sluggett (Recipient), Monica Cations (Recipient), Gillian Caughey (Recipient) & Tiffany Gill (Recipient), 13 Dec 2019