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Biography

BS, California Baptist University (2007) ; MPH (Research Epidemiology), Loma Linda University (2010); PhD (Medical Science and Infection Research), Nagasaki University (2015)

Dr Chrissy Imai has a background in infectious disease epidemiology. She originally researched on environmental impacts on infectious disease in collaboration with research institutes and intragovernmental organizations in Asia, Africa, and Europe. She was a recipient of the national grant and fellowship in Japan (the Doctoral Research Fellowship of JSPS) during her PhD.

In 2014, she also received the Endeavor Research Fellowship of the Australian Award to undertake researches as a visiting researcher in Queensland University of Technology. The opportunity subsequently led her to serve as a Research Fellow in QUT after the fellowship for infectious disease studies within healthcare system. She researched on immunization among healthcare workers, characteristics of hospital admissions for infectious disease in Australia, and antibiotic usage prior to joining the Centre for Health System and Safety Research. Her focus today is infectious disease and healthcare system with an interest in knowledge translation into practice and advocacy. 

Research interests

Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health evaluation, Infectious disease

Education/Academic qualification

Oct 2011Sep 2015

Award Date: 18 Sep 2015

Aug 2008Mar 2010

External positions

Honorary Researcher

Oct 2015 → …

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Research Output

Associations between malaria and local and global climate variability in five regions in Papua New Guinea

Imai, C., Cheong, H. K., Kim, H., Honda, Y., Eum, J. H., Kim, C. T., Kim, J. S., Kim, Y., Behera, S. K., Hassan, M. N., Nealon, J., Chung, H. & Hashizume, M., 4 Aug 2016, In : Tropical Medicine and Health. 44, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 23.

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Open Access
  • Diarrheal diseases and climate change in Cambodia: environmental epidemiology and opportunities for adaptation

    McIver, L. J., Imai, C., Buettner, P. G., Gager, P., Chan, V. S., Hashizume, M., Iddings, S. N., Kol, H., Raingsey, P. P. & Lyne, K., 1 Oct 2016, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 28, 7, p. 576-585 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Local heat stroke prevention plans in Japan: characteristics and elements for public health adaptation to climate change

    Martinez, G. S., Imai, C. & Masumo, K., 1 Dec 2011, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 8, 12, p. 4563-4581 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access