Professor Wenbiao Hu

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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

I have more than 34 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 7 highly prestigious and competitive grants (including a NHMRC postdoctoral research fellowship, three NHMRC project grants, 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 15 PhD students, 2 Masters research students to completion. Research Interests  Climate Change and Infectious Diseases Transmission; GIS and Spatiotemporal Model; Biostatistics; Environmental Epidemiology; Develop Early Warning Systems for Infectious Diseases. Research Projects Forecasting the impact of climate change on dengue transmission. New Vectors, New Diseases: Understanding the Risk of Chikungunya Transmission in Australia. 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.

Additional information

Title
Forecasting the Impact of Climate Change on Dengue Transmission
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1138622
Start year
2018
Keywords
Dengue Fever;Climate Change;Climate Variability;Modelling;Predictive