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I am epidemiologist with strong search interest on HIV and sexually transmitted infections
  • I am an Associate Professor in Monash University
  • I have published 85 peer-reviewed articles since 2004
  • I consulted for international organisations, including the World bank, UNAIDS and Harm Reduction International
  • I have strong expertise on statistical analysis, mathematical modelling and health economic analysis

I am currently an Associate Porfessor at School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine/Central Clinical School, Monash University Australia. I completed his Bachelor and Masters in Mathematics at the University of Sydney in 2002. I then pursued his PhD in Medicine in the University of New South Wales in microbiology. In 2006, I accepted a postdoctoral position offer at Humboldt University, Berlin and researched on topics of bioinformatics. In 2007, I became a visiting scholar at Bar-Ilan University in Israel for 3 months. In 2008, I enrolled in a Master of Public Health and completed it in 2009. In the same year I accepted a full-time research position in the Kirby Institute, UNSW. I conduct HIV epidemiological studies in China, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. In 2004-2015, He has co-authored 85 peer-reviewed articles, published in high impact journals including Lancet ID, Lancet HIV, PNAS, CID, JAIDS and J. Virology. I have extensive international consulting experience for the World Bank and UNAIDS, to conduct national or world regional studies for HIV epidemic. I has co-authored 9 national reports for Vietnam, Indonesian, China and eight Eastern European/Central Asia countries. Since 2015, I have started my recent appointment at Monash University with a strong research focus on the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections.

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Research Output 2010 2019

Correction: Population genomic screening of all young adults in a health-care system: a cost-effectiveness analysis (Genetics in Medicine, (2019), 10.1038/s41436-019-0457-6)

Zhang, L., Bao, Y., Riaz, M., Tiller, J., Liew, D., Zhuang, X., Amor, D. J., Huq, A., Petelin, L., Nelson, M., James, P. A., Winship, I., McNeil, J. J. & Lacaze, P., 1 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Genetics in Medicine. 1 p.

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Estimates of the national trend of drugs use during 2000–2030 in China: A population-based mathematical model

Su, S., Fairley, C. K., Mao, L., Medland, N. A., Jing, J., Cheng, F. & Zhang, L., 1 Jun 2019, In : Addictive Behaviors. 93, p. 65-71 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Evidence for a new paradigm of gonorrhoea transmission: Cross-sectional analysis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections by anatomical site in both partners in 60 male couples

Cornelisse, V. J., Williamson, D., Zhang, L., Chen, M. Y., Bradshaw, C., Hocking, J. S., Hoy, J., Howden, B. P., Chow, E. P. F. & Fairley, C. K., Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Sexually Transmitted Infections. 6 p., 053803.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Human papillomavirus infection and associated factors for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in women living with HIV in China: A cross-sectional study

Wang, Q., Ma, X., Zhang, X., Ong, J. J., Jing, J., Zhang, L. & Wang, L. H., 1 Mar 2019, In : Sexually Transmitted Infections. 95, 2, p. 140-144 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Impact of Diet on the Incidence of Cataract Surgery among Diabetic Patients: Findings from the 45 and Up Study

Wu, C., Han, X., Yan, X., Keel, S., Shang, X., Zhang, L. & He, M., 3 Apr 2019, In : Current Eye Research. 44, 4, p. 385-392 8 p.

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