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 500,000 women from 25 observation studies across ten 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


  • Zhu, Dongshan, Chung, Hsin-Fang, Dobson, Annette J., Pandeya, Nirmala, Giles, Graham G., Bruinsma, Fiona, Brunner, Eric J., Kuh, Diana, Hardy, Rebecca, Avis, Nancy E., Gold, Ellen B., Derby, Carol A., Matthews, Karen A., Cade, Janet E., Greenwood, Darren C., Demakakos, Panayotes, Brown, Daniel E., Sievert, Lynnette L., Anderson, Debra, Hayashi, Kunihiko, Lee, Jung Su, Mizunuma, Hideki, Tillin, Therese, Simonsen, Mette Kildevæld, Adami, Hans-Olov, Weiderpass, Elisabete and Mishra, Gita D. (2019) Age at natural menopause and risk of incident cardiovascular disease: a pooled analysis of individual patient data. The Lancet Public Health, 4 11: e553-e564. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30155-0

  • Anderson, Debra J., Chung, Hsin-Fang, Seib, Charrlotte A., Dobson, Annette J., Kuh, Diana, Brunner, Eric J., Crawford, Sybil L., Avis, Nancy E., Gold, Ellen B., Greendale, Gail A., Mitchell, Ellen S., Woods, Nancy F., Yoshizawa, Toyoko and Mishra, Gita D. (2019) Obesity, smoking, and risk of vasomotor menopausal symptoms: a pooled analysis of eight cohort studies. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, . doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2019.10.103

  • Mishra, Gita D., Chung, Hsin-Fang, Cano, Antonio, Chedraui, Peter, Goulis, Dimitrios G., Lopes, Patrice, Mueck, Alfred, Rees, Margaret, Senturk, Levent M., Simoncini, Tommaso, Stevenson, John C., Stute, Petra, Tuomikoski, Pauliina and Lambrinoudaki, Irene (2019) EMAS position statement: Predictors of premature and early natural menopause. Maturitas, 123 82-88. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2019.03.008

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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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