Dr Hsin-Fang Chung

Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
h.chung1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64649

Overview

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

Qualifications

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

Publications

  • Zhu, Dongshan, Chung, Hsin-Fang, Pandeya, Nirmala, Dobson, Annette J., Cade, Janet E., Greenwood, Darren C., Crawford, Sybil L., Avis, Nancy E., Gold, Ellen B., Mitchell, Ellen S., Woods, Nancy F., Anderson, Debra, Brown, Daniel E., Sievert, Lynnette L., Brunner, Eric J., Kuh, Diana, Hardy, Rebecca, Hayashi, Kunihiko, Lee, Jung Su, Mizunuma, Hideki, Giles, Graham G., Bruinsma, Fiona, Tillin, Therese, Simonsen, Mette Kildevæld, Adami, Hans-Olov, Weiderpass, Elisabete, Canonico, Marianne, Ancelin, Marie-Laure, Demakakos, Panayotes and Mishra, Gita D. (2018) Relationships between intensity, duration, cumulative dose, and timing of smoking with age at menopause: A pooled analysis of individual data from 17 observational studies. PLOS Medicine, 15 11: e1002704. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002704

  • Pandeya, Nirmala, Huxley, Rachel R, Chung, Hsin-Fang, Dobson, Annette J., Kuh, Diana, Hardy, Rebecca, Cade, Janet E., Greenwood, Darren C., Giles, Graham G., Bruinsma, Fiona, Demakakos, Panayotes, Simonsen, Mette Kildevaeld, Adami, Hans-Olov, Weiderpass, Elisabete and Mishra, Gita D. (2018) Female reproductive history and risk of type 2 diabetes: a prospective analysis of 126,721 women. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, . doi:10.1111/dom.13336

  • Chung, Hsin-Fang, Pandeya, Nirmala, Dobson, Annette J., Kuh, Diana, Brunner, Eric J., Crawford, Sybil L., Avis, Nancy E., Gold, Ellen B., Mitchell, Ellen S., Woods, Nancy F., Bromberger, Joyce T., Thurston, Rebecca C., Joffe, Hadine, Yoshizawa, Toyoko, Anderson, Debra and Mishra, Gita D. (2018) The role of sleep difficulties in the vasomotor menopausal symptoms and depressed mood relationships: an international pooled analysis of eight studies in the InterLACE consortium. Psychological Medicine, 48 15: 1-12. doi:10.1017/S0033291718000168

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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