Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
Research Associate

Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

BSc(Hons) (Applied Mathematics), PhD

Amy completed her PhD in 2014 at the Kirby Institute with David Wilson modelling HIV and hepatitis C among PWID in Australia and HIV among at-risk groups in Indonesia. Her work focused on using models to understand the epidemiology of HIV and hepatitis C among these populations as well as assessing the cost-effectiveness of prevention programs. This work contributed substantially to the “Return on investment 2: Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia” report. In 2016 Amy returned to the Kirby Institute, joining SERP to initially assist with data synthesis and analysis for the BRISE HCV and HBV estimates and projections projects. Amy also works with VHEPP to assess needle and syringe distribution coverage.

Research Interests:
HIV, HCV, HBV, AIDS, BBVs, Antiretroviral therapy, Australia, Asia, Indonesia, Mathematical modelling, Cost-effectiveness analysis, PWID, NSP, Infectious disease, Epidemiology, Public Health, Prevalence, Incidence

Phone
+61 (0)2 9385 0900
Location
Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon JA; Chambers GM; Luciani F; Zhang L; Kinathil S; Kim D; Thein HH; Botha W; Thompson S; Lloyd A; Yap L; Gray RT; Butler T, 2021, 'Hepatitis C treatment strategies in prisons: A cost-effectiveness analysis', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, pp. e0245896, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245896
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Binka M; Janjua NZ; Grebely J; Estes C; Schanzer D; Kwon JA; Shoukry NH; Kwong JC; Razavi H; Feld JJ; Krajden M, 2020, 'Assessment of Treatment Strategies to Achieve Hepatitis C Elimination in Canada Using a Validated Model', JAMA Network Open, vol. 3, pp. e204192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.4192
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon JA; Iversen J; Law M; Dolan K; Wand H; Maher L, 2019, 'Estimating the number of people who inject drugs and syringe coverage in Australia, 2005–2016', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 197, pp. 108 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.11.033
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon JA; Dore GJ; Grebely J; Hajarizadeh B; Guy R; Cunningham EB; Power C; Estes C; Razavi H; Gray RT; Dunlop A; Zekry A; Lloyd A; Duvnjak A; Treloar C; Tyrrell H; George J; Iversen J; Marriott K; Crooks L; Maher L; Douglas M, 2019, 'Australia on track to achieve WHO HCV elimination targets following rapid initial DAA treatment uptake: A modelling study', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 26, pp. 83 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13013
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon J; Anderson JS; Kerr CC; Thein H; Zhang L; Iversen J; Dore GJ; Kaldor JM; Law MG; Maher L; Wilson DP, 2012, 'Estimating the cost-effectiveness of needle-syringe programs in Australia.', AIDS, vol. 26, pp. 2201 - 2210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e3283578b5d
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon J; Iversen J; Maher L; Law M; Wilson D, 2009, 'The impact of needle and syringe programs on HIV and HCV transmissions in injecting drug users in Australia: A model-based analysis', JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. 51, pp. 462 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181a2539a
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Gray RT; Heymer K; Hoare A; Kwon JA; Thein H; Lote N; Siba P; Saramony S; Saphonn V; Worth H; Kaldor JM; Wilson DP, 2009, 'What impact might the economic crisis have on HIV epidemics in Southeast Asia?', Current HIV Research, vol. 7, pp. 656 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/157016209789973637
    Journal articles |
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon JA; Bretaña NA; Grant L; Galouzis J; Hoey W; Blogg J; Lloyd AR; Gray RT, 'The COVID-19 Incarceration Model: a tool for corrections staff to analyze outbreaks of COVID-19', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.18.21252032
  • Reports | 2019
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Iversen J; Heard S; Maher L; Kwon A, 2019, Needle Syringe Program National Minimum Data Collection: National Data Report 2019, https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/report/needle-syringe-program-national-minimum-data-collection-report-2019
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Iversen J; Maher L; Heard S; Kwon A, 2018, Needle Syringe Program National Minimum Data Collection: National Data Report 2018
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Heard S; Iversen J; Kwon JA; Maher L, 2017, Needle Syringe Program National Minimum Data Collection: National Data Report 2017, Australian Goverment Department of Health
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Iversen JL; Heard S; Kwon JA; Maher L, 2017, Needle Syringe Program National Minimum Data Collection: National Data Report 2016
    Reports | 2011
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Wilson DP; Zhang L; Loo V; Thein HH; Gray RT; Kwon AJ, 2011, Evaluation of the epidemiological impact of harm reduction programs on HIV in Vietnam, The National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, UNSW, Sydney Australia
    Reports | 2010
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Wilson DP; Kwon AJ; Kerr CC; Zhang L; Hoare A, 2010, HIV in Indonesia Model, The National HIV Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    Reports | 2009
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Wilson DP; Gray R; Heymer K; Hoare A; Kwon A; Thein H; Worth H; Kaldor JM; Heymer K, 2009, Evaluation of the potential impact of the global economic crisis on HIV epidemics in Southeast Asia (prepared for AusAID), National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Reports | 2009
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Wilson D; Kwon A; Anderson J; Thein H; Law M; Maher L; Dore G; Kaldor J, 2009, Return on investment 2: evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs among injecting drug users in Australia, Publications Production Unit (Public Affairs, Parliamentary and Access Branch) Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, Australia, 3123, http://www.nchecr.unsw.edu.au/nchecrweb.nsf/resources/Reports/$file/RO-2ReportLQ.pdf
  • Conference Posters | 2018
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon A; Dore GJ; Grebely J; Hajarizadeh B; Guy R; Cunningham E; Estes C; Razavi H; Gray RT, 2018, 'Australia on track to achieve WHO elimination targets following rapid initial DAA treatment uptake', presented at International Liver Congress (European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL 2018)), 11 April 2018 - 15 April 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon A; Dore GJ; Grebely J; Hajarizadeh B; Guy R; Cunningham EB; Estes C; Homie R; Gray RT, 2018, 'Ongoing Burden of Advanced Liver Disease Complications Despite Rapid HCV Treatment Scale-Up', presented at Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference, 13 August 2018 - 15 August 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon A; Dore GJ; Grebely J; Hajarizadeh B; Guy R; Cunningham EB; Estes C; Razavi H; Gray RT, 2017, 'Australia Could Meet the WHO HCV Elimination Targets If the Current Rollout of DAA Treatment Is Continued', presented at Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference (AVHC), 10 August 2017 - 11 August 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon AJ; Thein HH; Anderson J; Wilson DP, 2009, 'Is NSP preventing HIV and HCV epidemics among Australian IDUs?: The past and future analysis', presented at The Australasian HIV/ AIDS Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 07 September 2009 - 09 September 2009
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Dr Amy Ji Soo Kwon
    Kwon AJ; Iversen J; Maher L; Law MG; Wilson DP, 2009, 'The impact of NSPs on HIV and HCV transmissions in IDUs in Australia: A model-based analysis', presented at International Workshop on Modelling and Data Analysis for Infectious Disease Control, Durras, NSW, Australia, 09 March 2009 - 12 March 2009

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