Dr Jianjun Xiang
|Position||Postdoctoral Research Fellow|
|Org Unit||Public Health|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 6875|
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences
Jianjun Xiang obtained his Bachelor Degree and Master Degree for 8-year systematic study from 1998 to 2006 in the Public Health School of Fujian Medical University in China. After graduation, he worked for four years as a public health physician in the Department of Emergency Preparedness & Response of Fujian Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in China, mainly undertaking field epidemiological investigation and infectious diseases surveillance data analysis. In 2014, he obtained his PhD from the School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide. He won several awards for his excellent research on exploring the impact of weather-related extreme heat exposure on workers' health and safety in South Australia, such as School Best PhD Thesis, Dean's Commendation, 2015 PHAA Kerry Kirke Award, and 2016 Eric Wigglesworth National OHS Education and Research Award. Currently, he is working on a NHMRC project as a postdoctoral research fellow, with aims to investigate the healthcare costs of extreme heat exposure in Australia.
2010-2014: PhD, Environmental Epidemiology
2003-2006: MHlthSc, Hygiene Toxicology
1998-2003: Bachelor of Preventive Medicine
His research interests mainly include environmental epidemiology and the relevant statistical methods required for it. Current research topics focus on the impacts of climate change on workers' health and safety, infectious diseases control and prevention, and heat-related healthcare costs.
Recent 5-year journal articles
1. Wondmagegn BY, Xiang J, Williams S, Pisaniello D, Bi P. What do we know about the healthcare costs of extreme heat exposure? A comprehensive literature review. Science of the Total Environment. 2019;20:608-18.
2. Tong MX, Hansen A, Hanson-Easey S, Xiang J, Cameron S, Liu Q, Liu X, Sun Y, Weinstein P, Han GS, Williams C, Mahmood A, Bi P. Dengue control in the context of climate change: Views from health professionals in different geographic regions of China. J Infect Public Health. 2019;12(3):388-94.
3. Xiang J, Hansen A, Pisaniello D, Dear K, Bi P. Correlates of Occupational Heat-Induced Illness Costs: Case Study of South Australia 2000 to 2014. J Occup Environ Med. 2018;60(9):e463-e469.
4. Xiang J, Hansen A, Liu Q, et al. Impact of climatic factors on Haemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome in 19 cities in China, 2005-2014. Science of the Total Environment. 2018;636:1249-56.
5. Tong MX, Hansen A, Hanson-Easey S, Xiang J, Cameron S, Liu Q, Liu X, Sun Y, Weinstein P, Han GS, Bi P. China's capacity of hospitals to deal with infectious diseases in the context of climate change. Soc Sci Med. 2018;206:60-6.
6. Xiang J, Hansen A, Liu Q, et al. Association between malaria incidence and meteorological factors: A multi-location study in China, 2005-2012. Epidemiology & Infection.2017;146(1):89-99.
7. Tong MX, Hansen A, Hanson-Easey S, Cameron S, Xiang J, Liu Q, Liu X, Sun Y, Weinstein P, Han GS, Williams C, Bi P. Perceptions of malaria control and prevention in an era of climate change: a cross-sectional survey among CDC staff in China. Malar J. 2017;16(1):136-9.
8. Tong M, Hansen A, Hanson-Easey S, Cameron S, Xiang J, Liu Q, Liu X, Sun Y, Weinstein P, Han GS, Williams C, Bi P. Health professionals' perceptions of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and climate change in China. Global and Planetary Change. 2017;152:12-8.
9. Hansen A, Xiang J, Liu Q, Tong M, Sun Y, Liu X, Chen K, Cameron S, Hanson-Easey S, Han GS, Weinstein P, Williams C, Bi P. Experts' Perceptions on China's Capacity to Manage Emerging and Re-emerging Zoonotic Diseases in an Era of Climate Change. Zoonoses and Public Health. 2017; DOI: 10.1111/zph.12335.
10. Xiang J, Hansen A, Liu Q, et al. Association between Dengue fever incidence and meteorological factors in Guangzhou, China, 2005-2014. Environ Res. 2016;153:17-26.
11. Xiang J, Hansen A, Pisaniello D, Bi P. Workers’ perceptions of climate change related extreme heat exposure in South Australia: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health. 2016;16: doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3241-4.
12. Tong MX, Hansen A, Hanson-Easey S, Xiang J, Cameron S, Liu Q, Liu X, Sun Y, Weinstein P, Han GS, Williams C, Bi P. Perceptions of capacity for infectious disease control and prevention to meet the challenges of dengue feveri in the face of climate change: A survey among CDC staff in Guangdong Province, China. Environ Res. 2016;148:295-302.
13. Xiang J, Hansen A, Pisaniello D, Bi P. Perceptions of workplace heat exposure and controls among occupational hygienists and relevant specialists in Australia. PLoS One. 2015;10 (8), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135040.
14. Tong MX, Hansen AL, Hanson-Easey S, Cameron S, Xiang J, Liu Q, Sun Y, Weinstein P, Han GS, Williams C, Bi P. Infectious diseases, urbanization and climate change: challenges in future China. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12 (9):11025-36.
15. Xiang J, Hansen A, Pisaniello D, Bi P. Extreme heat and occupational heat illnesses in South Australia, 2001-2010. Occup Environ Med. 2015;72(8):580-6.
16. Xiang J, Bi P, Pisaniello D, Hansen A.The impact of heatwaves on workers’ health and safety in Adelaide, South Australia, 2001-2010. Environ Res. 2014;133:90-5.
17. Xiang J, Bi P, Pisaniello D, Hansen A, et al. Association between high temperature and work-related injuries in Adelaide, South Australia, 2001–2010. Occup Environ Med. 2013; 71(4):246-52.
18. Xiang J, Bi P, Pisaniello D, Hansen A. Health Impacts of Workplace Heat Exposure: An Epidemiological Review. Ind Health. 2014;52:91-101.
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