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Dr Zhibin (Ben) Chen is a neuroscientist and a Chartered Statistician (Royal Statistical Society, UK) in the Department of Neuroscience at the Central Clinical School, Monash University, Australia. He was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia Public Health Early Career Fellowship from 2018 to 2022.

His work encompasses outcomes research, statistical modelling, epidemiology, and health economics, with a specific focus on neurological diseases. In recognition of his leadership and research excellence in his field, he has secured $6.3 million in funding from public, academic, and commercial sources as Chief Investigator (CI) or Project Lead. This includes grants such as the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (GNT1156444), Ideas Grant (GNT2010382-CIB), and Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grant (GNT2014800-CIB), which support his research on modelling and predicting the treatment response of antiseizure medication in epilepsy management.

Dr Chen has been actively involved in over 50 cohort studies and clinical trials focusing on epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and dementia. To date, he has authored 75 articles in leading medical journals, including BMJ, JAMA Neurology, Brain, Annals of Neurology, Neurology, and Epilepsia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, Doctor of Philosophy, Personalised medicine for epilepsy: Long-term outcome of antiepileptic drug therapy and pharmacogenetics testing, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 10 Dec 2016

Biostatistics, Master of Biostatistics, Identifying key factors associated with the loss to follow-up of HIV/AIDS cases in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, University of Sydney

Award Date: 20 May 2013

Neuroscience, Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours), Health Economics of Pharmacogenetic Testing in Antiepileptic Drug Therapy, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 13 Dec 2012

Accounting, Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting, Macquarie University

Award Date: 21 Sept 2007

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

1 Jan 2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • Epilepsy
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Neurological Disorders

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