Personal details

Name
Professor Wenbiao Hu
Position(s)
Principal Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work,
Research - Public Health
Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 5724
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

I have more than 28 years working and research experience and substantial knowledge and skills in environmental health and infectious diseases. I completed my PhD study at the School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2005. I have been awarded over five highly prestigious and competitive grants (including a NHMRC postdoctoral research fellowship, a NHMRC project grant, a QUT Vice-Chancellor Senior Research Fellowship, a Hong Kong Health and Medical Research Funds and ARC Future Fellowship). I have been at the leading edge of research into identifying the major socio-ecological determinants of infectious diseases using spatiotemporal statistical models. I have a leadership role in the NHMRC dengue early warning project between China (China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) and Australia. I have pioneered the development of an early warning of infectious diseases, with real-world application in national and local disease control programmes. I have supervised 6 PhD students, 2 Masters research students and 1 Masters research dissertation to completion. Research Interests  Climate Changes and Infectious Diseases; GIS and Spatiotemporal Model; Biostatistics; Environmental Epidemiology Research Projects Development of early warning systems for dengue fever based on socio-ecological factors. Developing internet-based early warning systems for influenza in Australia. Impact of increased influenza and pneumococcal vaccine coverage on the burden of influenza in the elderly: a comparison between Hong Kong and Brisbane. Social and environmental determinants of seasonal influenza epidemics.

This information has been contributed by Professor Wenbiao Hu.