Dr Janni Leung

Research Officer

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
j.leung@qcmhr.uq.edu.au
+61 7 3271 8681

Overview

Dr Janni Leung (PhD, epidemiology) is a Research Fellow at the Policy and Epidemiology Group, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. Her office is located at The Park Centre for Mental Health, Wacol. She is with School of Public Health, The University of Queensland and Affiliate Academic at The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales and Assistant Professor at Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington. Janni has qualifications in public health, sociology, and psychology. In addition, she has strong research and teaching experience in epidemiology and biostatistics. She is experienced in supervising students from a variety of background and currently has a topic available for a motivated student interested in substance use research. Janni’s current research interest is epidemiology and disease burden associated with substance use disorders across the globe.

Research Interests

  • Substance use, substance abuse, and substance dependence
  • Mental health and metal disorders
  • Epidemiology, public health
  • Burden of disease
  • Higher education

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Chan, Gary C. K., Leung, Janni, Connor, Jason, Hall, Wayne and Kelly, Adrian B. (2017) Parental supply of alcohol and adolescent drinking: a multilevel analysis of nationally representative data. BMC Public Health, 17 560: . doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4472-8

  • Kassebaum, Nicholas, Hmwe Kyu, Hmwe, Zoeckler, Leo, Elizabeth Olsen, Helen, Thomas, Katie, Pinho, Christine, Bhutta, Zulfiqar A., Dandona, Lalit, Ferrari, Alize, Ghiwot, Tsegaye Tewelde, Hay, Simon I., Kinfu, Yohannes, Liang, Xiaofeng, Lopez, Alan, Carvalho Malta, Deborah, Mokdad, Ali H., Naghavi, Mohsen, Patton, George C., Salomon, Joshua, Sartorius, Benn, Topor-Madry, Roman, Vollset, Stein Emil, Werdecker, Andrea, Whiteford, Harvey A., Abate, Kalkidan Hasen, Abbas, Kaja, Damtew, Solomon Abrha, Ahmed, Muktar Beshir, Akseer, Nadia, Al-Raddadi, Rajaa, Alemayohu, Mulubirhan Assefa, Altirkawi, Khalid, Abajobir, Amanuel Alemu, Amare, Azmeraw T., Antonio, Carl A. T., Amlov, Johan, Al Artaman, Asayesh, Hamid, Avokpaho, Euripide Frinel G. Arthur, Awasthi, Ashish, Quintanilla, Beatriz Paulina Ayala, Bacha, Umar, Betsu, Balem Demtsu, Barac, Aleksandra, Bamighausen, Till Winfried, Baye, Estifanos, Bedi, Neeraj, Bensenor, Isabela M., Berhane, Adugnaw, Bernabe, Eduardo, Alberto Bernal, Oscar, Beyene, Addisu Shunu, Biadgilign, Sibhatu, Bikbov, Boris, Anne Boyce, Cheryl, Brazinova, Alexandra, Hailu, Gessessew Bugssa, Carter, Austin, Castaneda-Orjuela, Carlos A., Catala-Lopez, Ferran, Charlson, Fiona J., Chitheer, Abdulaal A., Choi, Jee-Young Jasmine, Ciobanu, Liliana G., Crump, John, Dandona, Rakhi, Dellavalle, Robert P., Deribew, Amare, deveber, Gabrielle, Dicker, Daniel, Ding, Eric L., Dubey, Manisha, Endries, Amanuel Yesuf, Erskine, Holly E., Faraon, Emerito Jose Aquino, Faro, Andre, Farzadfar, Farshad, Fernandes, Joao C., Obadare Fijabi, Daniel, Fitzmaurice, Christina, Fleming, Thomas D., Sorio Flor, Luisa, Foreman, Kyle J., Franklin, Richard C., Fraser, Maya S., Frostad, Joseph J., Fullman, Nancy, Gebregergs, Gebremedhin Berhe, Gebru, Alemseged Aregay, Geleijnse, Johanna M., Gibney, Katherine B., Yihdego, Mahari Gidey, Ginawi, Ibrahim Abdelmageem Mohamed, Gishu, Melkamu Dedefo, Gizachew, Tessema Assefa, Glaser, Elizabeth, Gold, Audra L., Goldberg, Ellen, Gona, Philimon, Goto, Atsushi, Gugnani, Harish Chander, Jiang, Guohong, Gupta, Rajeev, Tesfay, Fisaha Haile, Hankey, Graeme J., Havmoeller, Rasmus, Hijar, Martha, Horino, Masako, Hosgood, H. Dean, Hu, Guoqing, Jacobsen, Kathryn H., Jakovljevic, Mihajlo B., Jayaraman, Sudha P., Jha, Vivekanand, Jibat, Tariku, Johnson, Catherine O., Jonas, Jost, Kasaeian, Amir, Kawakami, Norito, Keiyoro, Peter N., Khalil, Ibrahim, Khang, Young-Ho, Khubchandani, Jagdish, Ahmad Kiadaliri, Aliasghar A., Kieling, Christian, Kim, Daniel, Kissoon, Niranjan, Knibbs, Luke D., Koyanagi, Ai, Krohn, Kristopher J., Defo, Barthelemy Kuate, Bicer, Burcu Kucuk, Kulikoff, Rachel, Kumar, Anil, Lal, Dharmesh Kumar, Lam, Hilton Y., Larson, Heidi J., Larsson, Anders, Laryea, Dennis Odai, Leung, Janni, Lim, Stephen S., Lo, Loon-Tzian, Lo, Warren D., Looker, Katharine J., Lotufo, Paulo A., El Razek, Hassan Magdy Abd, Malekzadeh, Reza, Shifti, Desalegn Markos, Mazidi, Mohsen, Meaney, Peter A., Meles, Kidanu Gebremariam, Memiah, Peter, Mendoza, Walter, Mengistie, Mubarek Abera, Mengistu, Gebremichael Welday, Mensah, George A., Miller, Ted R., Mock, Charles, Mohammadi, Alireza, Mohammed, Shafiu, Monasta, Lorenzo, Mueller, Ulrich, Nagata, Chie, Naheed, Aliya, Nguyen, Grant, Le Nguyen, Quyen, Nsoesie, Elaine, Oh, In-Hwan, Okoro, Anselm, Olusanya, Jacob Olusegun, Olusanya, Bolajoko O., Ortiz, Alberto, Paudel, Deepak, Pereira, David M., Perico, Norberto, Petzold, Max, Phillips, Michael Robert, Polanczyk, Guilherme V., Pourmalek, Farshad, Qorbani, Mostafa, Rafay, Anwar, Rahimi-Movaghar, Vafa, Rahman, Mahfuzar, Rai, Rajesh Kumar, Ram, Usha, Rankin, Zane, Remuzzi, Giuseppe, Renzaho, Andre M. N., Roba, Hirbo Shore, Rojas-Rueda, David, Ronfani, Luca, Sagar, Rajesh, Sanabria, Juan Ramon, Mohammed, Muktar Sano Kedir, Santos, Itamar S., Satpathy, Maheswar, Sawhney, Monika, Ben Schottker, Schwebel, David C., Scott, James G., Sepanlou, Sadaf G., Shaheen, Amira, Shaikh, Masood Ali, She, June, Shiri, Rahman, Shiue, Ivy, Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora, Singh, Jasvinder, Silpakit, Naris, Smith, Alison, Sreeramareddy, Chandrashekhar, Stanaway, Jeffrey D., Stein, Dan J., Steiner, Caitlyn, Sufiyan, Muawiyyah Babale, Swaminathan, Soumya, Tabares-Seisdedos, Rafael, Tabb, Karen M., Tadese, Fentaw, Tavakkoli, Mohammad, Taye, Bineyam, Teeple, Stephanie, Tegegne, Teketo Kassaw, Shifa, Girma Temam, Terkawi, Abdullah Sulieman, Thomas, Bernadette, Thomson, Alan J., Tobe-Gai, Ruoyan, Tonelli, Marcello, Tran, Bach Xuan, Troeger, Christopher, Ukwaja, Kingsley N., Uthman, Olalekan, Vasankari, Tommi, Venketasubramanian, Narayanaswamy, Vlassov, Vasiliy Victorovich, Weiderpass, Elisabete, Weintraub, Robert, Gebrehiwot, Solomon Weldemariam, Westerman, Ronny, Williams, Hywel C., Wolfe, Charles D. A., Woodbrook, Rachel, Yano, Yuichiro, Yonemoto, Naohiro, Yoon, Seok-Jun, Younis, Mustafa Z., Yu, Chuanhua, Zaki, Maysaa El Sayed, Zegeye, Elias Asfaw, Zuhlke, Liesl Joanna, Murray, Christopher J. L. and Vos, Theo (2017) Child and Adolescent Health From 1990 to 2015 Findings From the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study. JAMA Pediatrics, 171 6: 573-592. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0250

  • Eley, Diann S., Leung, Janni K., Campbell, Narelle and Cloninger, C. Robert (2017) Tolerance of ambiguity, perfectionism and resilience are associated with personality profiles of medical students oriented to rural practice. Medical Teacher, 1-8. doi:10.1080/0142159X.2017.1297530

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Available Projects

    • Psychiatry epidemiology
    • Substance use
    • Substance dependence
    • Substance abuse
    • Drug use disorders
    • Amphetamine / methamphetamine
    • Cocaine / Heroin
    • Marijuana / Cannabis
    • Psycho-stimulants
    • Mental health and mental disorders
    • Burden of disease
    • Treatment rates and treatment gaps
    • Risk factors and outcomes of substance use
    • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • How to apply – Send your CV and cover letter to <j.leung1@uq.edu.au>

    1. Treatment gaps for mental and substance use disorders
    2. Effectiveness of interventions for comorbid mental and substance use disorders
    3. Cannabis use in South Africa
    4. Opioid dependence in Europe
    5. Amphetamine abuse in Southeast Asia

    *Propose your own topics. Research projects would be suitable to those:

    • Highly motivated, pro-active, and self-directed
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Has completed or is enrolled to complete the UQ library workshop on systematic reviews and database searching
    • Able to travel to The Park, Wacol

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Leung, Janni, McLaughlin, Deirdre, McKenzie, Samantha, Dobson, Annette and Martin, Jennifer (2013). Differences in breast cancer screening patterns between women residing rural and urban areas. In: 7th Australian Women's Health Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (). 7-10 May, 2013.

  • Pachana, N. A., McLaughlin, D., Leung, J., Byrne, G. and Dobson, A. (2012). Gender differences in anxiety and depression in more advanced old age. In: Charting new frontiers in aging. Abstracts of the Gerontological Society of America 65th Annual Scientific Meeting. 65th Annual Scientific Meeting “Charting New Frontiers in Aging”, San Diego, CA, United States, (155-155). 14-18 November 2012.

  • Dobson, A., Brown, W., Hankey, G., Almeida, O., Byles, J., McLaughlin, D., Leung, J., McCaul, K. and Flicker, L. (2011). Absolute risk charts for death within 10 years for Australian in their 70'S by behavioural risk factors. In: Abstracts for IEA World Congress of Epidemiology. IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland, (A237-A237). 7-11 August 2011. doi:10.1136/jech.2011.142976h.99

  • Byles, J, McLaughlin, D, Leung, J, Flicker, L, Almeida, O and Hankey, G (2010). Why do women complain more about sleep problems than do men?. In: AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. Abstracts of the 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology,, Hobart, Australia, (7-7). 17-19 November 2010.

Other Outputs

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

    • Psychiatry epidemiology
    • Substance use
    • Substance dependence
    • Substance abuse
    • Drug use disorders
    • Amphetamine / methamphetamine
    • Cocaine / Heroin
    • Marijuana / Cannabis
    • Psycho-stimulants
    • Mental health and mental disorders
    • Burden of disease
    • Treatment rates and treatment gaps
    • Risk factors and outcomes of substance use
    • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • How to apply – Send your CV and cover letter to <j.leung1@uq.edu.au>

    1. Treatment gaps for mental and substance use disorders
    2. Effectiveness of interventions for comorbid mental and substance use disorders
    3. Cannabis use in South Africa
    4. Opioid dependence in Europe
    5. Amphetamine abuse in Southeast Asia

    *Propose your own topics. Research projects would be suitable to those:

    • Highly motivated, pro-active, and self-directed
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Has completed or is enrolled to complete the UQ library workshop on systematic reviews and database searching
    • Able to travel to The Park, Wacol