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Biography

Professor Sophia Zoungas is an endocrinologist and a leading clinician scientist and trialist.  She is Head of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and Professor of Diabetes, Vascular Health and Ageing.  Her research focus is on the generation and implementation of evidence for the prevention, screening and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and its complications of kidney and cardiovascular disease.

Professor Zoungas directs and supports projects and teaching on health care delivery, as well as advises on clinical epidemiological methods and trial design/conduct/reporting.

Clinical activities

Prof Zoungas' current clinical appointment is as a senior staff specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Alfred Health and Monash Health, Victoria where she provides inpatient and outpatient services.

External positions

Immediate Past President, Australian Diabetes Society

Clinical Director, National Association of Diabetes Centres

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Projects 2002 2023

Statins in Reducing Events in the Elderly

Zoungas, S., McNeil, J., Tonkin, A., Wolfe, R., Nelson, M. R., Reid, C. M., Poulter, N. R., van der Velde, N., Stewart, R. A. H., Liew, D., Abhayaratna, W., Beilin, L. J., Curtis, A., Langham, R., Liew, D., Storey, E. & Ward, S. A.

1/01/1931/12/23

Project: Research

Research Output 1999 2019

7 Citations (Scopus)

Acute Increases in Serum Creatinine After Starting Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor-Based Therapy and Effects of its Continuation on Major Clinical Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Ohkuma, T., Jun, M., Rodgers, A., Cooper, M. E., Glasziou, P., Hamet, P., Harrap, S., Mancia, G., Marre, M., Neal, B., Perkovic, V., Poulter, N., Williams, B., Zoungas, S., Chalmers, J., Woodward, M. & on behalf of the ADVANCE Collaborative Group, 1 Jan 2019, In : Hypertension. 73, 1, p. 84-91 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Association between heat exposure and hospitalization for diabetes in Brazil during 2000–2015: A nationwide case-crossover study

Xu, R., Zhao, Q., Coelho, M. S. Z. S., Saldiva, P. H. N., Zoungas, S., Huxley, R. R., Abramson, M. J., Guo, Y. & Li, S., Nov 2019, In : Environmental Health Perspectives. 127, 11, 9 p., 117005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Combination of Changes in Estimated GFR and Albuminuria and the Risk of Major Clinical Outcomes

Ohkuma, T., Jun, M., Chalmers, J., Cooper, M. E., Hamet, P., Harrap, S., Zoungas, S., Perkovic, V., Woodward, M. & on behalf of the ADVANCE Collaborative Group, 7 Jun 2019, In : Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 14, 6, p. 862-872 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Cost-effectiveness of first-line versus delayed use of combination dapagliflozin and metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes

Chin, K. L., Ofori-Asenso, R., Si, S., Hird, T. R., Magliano, D. J., Zoungas, S. & Liew, D., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 9 p., 3256.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Prizes

Ranji and Amara Wikramanayake Diabetes Award 2016

Sophia Zoungas (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2013 2020

  • 33 Contribution to conference
  • 3 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 3 Consultancy

5th International 4 Corners of Cardiology Meeting 2020

Sophia Zoungas (Invited speaker)
7 Feb 20208 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Eli Lilly and Company (External organisation)

Sophia Zoungas (Member)
31 May 201928 Mar 2021

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsConsultancy

Best Practice in Diabetes Centres

Sophia Zoungas (Invited speaker)
20 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

South West Sydney Diabetes Obesity Metabolism Translational Research Unit Conference

Sophia Zoungas (Invited speaker)
16 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Australasian Diabetes Advancements and Technologies Summit

Sophia Zoungas (Session chair)
19 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference