Dr Hsin-Fang Chung

Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 64649


Dr Hsin-Fang Chung is currently a Research Fellow in the International collaboration for a Life course Approach to reproductive health and Chronic disease Events (InterLACE) within the School of Public Health. Hsin-Fang is an Epidemiologist and Nutritionist with experience in investigating the associations between lifestyle, genetic factors and diabetic complications. Hsin-Fang’s current work focuses on women’s lifetime reproductive health and the development of chronic diseases in a new pooled dataset of 230,000 women from 20 observation studies in nine countries. Her research interest is in assessment of the impacts of lifestyle, reproductive markers on the risk of chronic diseases (especially Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease) using longitudinal data.

Research Interests

  • Genetic and lifestyle risk factors
    Genetic variations, diet, obesity, dietary and inflammatory biomarkers
  • Women reproductive health
    Menarche, menopause, menopause hormone therapy, menopausal symptoms
  • Chronic disease
    Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetic complications


  • Master of Public Health, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


  • Huang, Meng-Chuan, Chang, Wen-Tsan, Chang, Hsin-Yu, Chung, Hsin-Fang, Chen, Fang-Pei, Huang, Ya-Fang, Hsu, Chih-Cheng and Hwang, Shang-Jyh (2017) FADS gene polymorphisms, fatty acid desaturase activities, and HDL-C in type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14 6: 572. doi:10.3390/ijerph14060572

  • Mishra, Gita D., Pandeya, Nirmala, Dobson, Annette J., Chung, Hsin-Fang, Anderson, Debra, Kuh, Diana, Sandin, Sven, Giles, Graham G., Bruinsma, Fiona, Hayashi, Kunihiko, Lee, Jung Su, Mizunuma, Hideki, Cade, Janet E., Burley, Victoria, Greenwood, Darren C., Goodman, Alissa, Simonsen, Mette Kildevld, Adami, Hans-Olov, Demakakos, Panayotes and Weiderpass, Elisabete (2017) Early menarche, nulliparity and the risk for premature and early natural menopause. Human Reproduction, 32 3: 679-686. doi:10.1093/humrep/dew350

  • Chung, Hsin-Fang, Al Mamun, Abdullah, Huang, Meng-Chuan, Long, Kurt Z., Huang, Ya-Fang, Shin, Shyi-Jang, Hwang, Shang-Jyh and Hsu, Chih-Cheng (2017) Obesity, weight change, and chronic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a longitudinal study in Taiwan. Journal of Diabetes, . doi:10.1111/1753-0407.12514

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