Dr Ben Hui

Dr Ben Hui

Lecturer
Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Ben Hui is a mathematical modeller. His work involves the development of mathematical models for assessing the impact of interventions to reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This work is currently focused on STI prevention in remote indigenous communities in Australia with limited access to health services.

Research Interests:
Currently involved in the development of mathematical models for assessing the impact of interventions for the control and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI) within Australian population. By analysing the impacts of biological and social factors on disease incidence and prevalence, these models can be used to further our understanding on disease epidemiology. They can also be used to study the possible achievements and effectiveness under various health interventions, providing useful information to health policy makers.

Broad Research Areas:
Disease Modelling, Infectious Diseases, Population Health, Biomedical Engineering, Epidemiology

Specific Research Keywords:
STD/STIs, Mathematical Modelling, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematical Biology

Phone
+61 (0)2 9385 0969
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Padeniya TN; Hui BB; Wood JG; Regan DG; Seib KL, 2024, 'Review of mathematical models of Neisseria gonorrhoeae vaccine impact: Implications for vaccine development', Vaccine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2024.03.068
    Journal articles | 2023
    Padeniya TN; Hui BB; Wood JG; Seib KL; Regan DG, 2023, 'The potential impact of a vaccine on Neisseria gonorrhoeae prevalence among heterosexuals living in a high prevalence setting', Vaccine, 41, pp. 5553 - 5561, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2023.07.048
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hui BB; Hocking JS; Braat S; Donovan B; Fairley CK; Guy R; Spark S; Yeung A; Low N; Regan D, 2022, 'Intensified partner notification and repeat testing can improve the effectiveness of screening in reducing Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence: a mathematical modelling study', Sexually Transmitted Infections, 98, pp. 414 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2021-055220
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hui BB; Padeniya TN; Rebuli N; Gray RT; Wood JG; Donovan B; Duan Q; Guy R; Hocking JS; Lahra MM; Lewis DA; Whiley DM; Regan DG; Seib KL, 2022, 'A Gonococcal Vaccine Has the Potential to Rapidly Reduce the Incidence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infection among Urban Men Who Have Sex with Men', Journal of Infectious Diseases, 225, pp. 983 - 993, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiab581
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hui BB; Ward JS; Guy R; Law MG; Gray RT; Regan DG, 2022, 'Impact of Testing Strategies to Combat a Major Syphilis Outbreak Among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: A Mathematical Modeling Study', Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofac119
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kawi NH; Sihotang EP; Nisa T; Hui B; Causer LM; Januraga PP; Ronoatmodjo S, 2022, 'Incidence and risk factors for syphilis infection among men who have sex with men: A cohort study from an urban sexual health clinic in Jakarta, Indonesia', International Journal of STD and AIDS, 33, pp. 1065 - 1072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/09564624221125079
    Journal articles | 2021
    Duan Q; Carmody C; Donovan B; Guy RJ; Hui BB; Kaldor JM; Lahra MM; Law MG; Lewis DA; Maley M; McGregor S; McNulty A; Selvey C; Templeton DJ; Whiley DM; Regan DG; Wood JG, 2021, 'Modelling response strategies for controlling gonorrhoea outbreaks in men who have sex with men in Australia', PLoS Computational Biology, 17, pp. e1009385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009385
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hui BB; Brown D; Chisholm RH; Geard N; McVernon J; Regan DG, 2021, 'Modelling testing and response strategies for COVID-19 outbreaks in remote Australian Aboriginal communities', BMC Infectious Diseases, 21, pp. 929, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-021-06607-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Regan DG; Hui BB; Guy RJ; Donovan B; Hocking JS; Law MG; Han A, 2020, 'Supplemental Trichomonas vaginalis testing is required to maintain control following a transition from Pap smear to HPV DNA testing for cervical screening: A mathematical modelling study', Sexually Transmitted Infections, 96, pp. 76 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2018-053845
    Journal articles | 2019
    Jayasundara D; Hui BB; Regan DG; Heywood AE; MacIntyre CR; Wood JG, 2019, 'Modelling the decline and future of hepatitis A transmission in Australia', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 26, pp. 199 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hui BB; Reulein CP; Guy RJ; Donovan B; Hocking JS; Law MG; Regan DG; Han A, 2018, 'Impact of replacing cytology with human papillomavirus testing for cervical cancer screening on the prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis: a modelling study', Sexually transmitted infections, 94, pp. 216 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2017-053294
    Journal articles | 2018
    Regan DG; Hui BB; Wood JG; Fifer H; Lahra MM; Whiley DM, 2018, 'Treatment for pharyngeal gonorrhoea under threat', The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 18, pp. 1175 - 1177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30610-8
    Journal articles | 2017
    Jayasundara D; Hui BB; Regan DG; Heywood AE; MacIntyre CR; Wood JG, 2017, 'Quantifying the population effects of vaccination and migration on hepatitis A seroepidemiology in Australia', Vaccine, 35, pp. 5228 - 5234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.08.022
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hui BB; Whiley DM; Donovan B; Law MG; Regan DG; Chen M; Guy R; Lahra M; Han A, 2016, 'Identifying factors that lead to the persistence of imported gonorrhoeae strains: A modelling study', Sexually Transmitted Infections, 93, pp. 221 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2016-052738
    Journal articles | 2015
    Hui B; Fairley CK; Chen M; Grulich A; Hocking J; Prestage G; Walker S; Law M; Regan D, 2015, 'Oral and anal sex are key to sustaining gonorrhoea at endemic levels in MSM populations: A mathematical model', Sexually Transmitted Infections, 91, pp. 365 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2014-051760
    Journal articles | 2015
    Hui BB; Ryder N; Su JY; Ward J; Chen MY; Donovan B; Fairley CK; Guy RJ; Lahra MM; Law MG; Whiley DM; Regan DG; Han A, 2015, 'Exploring the benefits of molecular testing for gonorrhoea antibiotic resistance surveillance in remote settings', PLoS ONE, 10, pp. e0133202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0133202
    Journal articles | 2014
    Hui BB; Gray RT; Wilson DP; Ward J; Smith AMA; Philp DJ; Law MG; Hocking JS; Regan DG, 2014, 'Erratum to: Population movement can sustain STI prevalence in remote Australian indigenous communities', BMC Infectious Diseases, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-14-86
    Journal articles | 2014
    Hui BB; Ward J; Causer L; Guy RJ; Law MG; Regan DG; Han A, 2014, 'Could point-of-care testing be effective for reducing the prevalence of trichomoniasis in remote Aboriginal communities?', Sexual Health, 11, pp. 370 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH14035
    Journal articles | 2013
    Hui BB; Gray RT; Wilson DP; Ward JS; Smith AMA; Philip DJ; Law MG; Hocking JS; Regan DG; Han A, 2013, 'Population movement can sustain STI prevalence in remote Australian indigenous communities', BMC Infectious Diseases, 13, pp. 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-188
    Journal articles | 2013
    Hui BB; Wilson DP; Ward JS; Guy RJ; Kaldor JM; Law MG; Hocking JS; Regan DG, 2013, 'The potential impact of new generation molecular point-of-care tests on gonorrhoea and chlamydia in a setting of high endemic prevalence', Sexual Health, 10, pp. 348 - 356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH13026
  • Preprints | 2021
    Duan Q; Carmody C; Donovan B; Guy R; Hui B; Kaldor J; Lahra M; Law M; Lewis D; Maley M; McGregor S; McNulty A; Selvey C; Templeton D; Whiley D; Regan D; Wood J, 2021, Modelling outbreak response strategies for preventing spread of emergent Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains in men who have sex with men in Australia, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.30.21256375
    Preprints | 2021
    Hui B; Ward J; Guy R; Law M; Gray R; Regan D, 2021, Evaluating strategies to combat a major syphilis outbreak in Australia among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in remote and regional Australia through mathematical modelling, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.07.21253089
    Preprints | 2020
    Hui BB; Brown D; Chisholm RH; Geard N; McVernon J; Regan DG, 2020, Modelling testing and response strategies for COVID-19 outbreaks in remote Australian Aboriginal communities, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.07.20208819
    Preprints | 2020
    Hui BB; Brown D; Chisholm RH; Geard N; McVernon J; Regan DG, 2020, Modelling testing and response strategies for COVID-19 outbreaks in remote Australian Aboriginal communities, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-90879/v1
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Duan Q; Wood J; Hui B; Regan D, 2019, 'MODELLING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTING SPREAD OF EXTENSIVELY DRUG RESISTANT GONORRHOEA STRAINS AMONG AUSTRALIAN MSM', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 95, pp. A43 - A43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2019-sti.119
    Reports | 2019
    Hui B; Regan D; Gray R, 2019, Modelling of the infectious syphilis outbreak in Indigenous Australians: guidance for Multi-Jurisdictional Syphilis Outbreak Working Group
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Hui B; Wood J; Duan Q; Regan D, 2019, 'THE INDEX CASE'S PARTNERSHIP STATUS IS IMPORTANT IN PREDICTING THE LIKELIHOOD OF PERSISTENCE OF INTRODUCED XDR NG AMONG MSM', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 95, pp. A54 - A54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2019-sti.144
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Hui BB; Reulin C; Guy RJ; Donovan B; Hocking JS; Law ; Regan DG, 2017, 'P3.21 Prevalence of trichomonas vaginalis predicted to increase substantially in australia due to replacement of pap smears with hpv testing for cervical screening: a modelling study', in Sexually Transmitted Infections, BMJ, Vol. 93, pp. a101, presented at Epidemiology, Monitoring and Evaluation, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2017-053264.258
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Hui B; Hocking J; Low N; Regan D, 2015, 'THE IMPACT OF SCREENING ON CHLAMYDIA TRANSMISSION IN AUSTRALIA - A MATHEMATICAL MODELLING STUDY', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, pp. A17 - A17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.54
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Hui B; Ryder N; Su J-Y; Ward J; Chen M; Donovan B; Fairley C; Guy R; Lahra M; Law M; Whiley D; Regan D, 2015, 'EXPLORING THE BENEFITS OF MOLECULAR TESTING FOR GONORRHOEA ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE SURVEILLANCE IN REMOTE SETTINGS', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, pp. A27 - A27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.84
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Hui B; Whiley D; Donovan B; Regan D, 2015, 'EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IMPORTATION FREQUENCY AND THE PERSISTENCE OF GONORRHOEA STRAINS IN AN MSM POPULATION: A MODELLING STUDY', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, pp. A150 - A151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.393
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Hui BB; Gray RT; Wilson DP; Ward JS; Smith AMA; Philp DJ; Law MG; Hocking JS; Regan DG, 2013, 'The role of short term population movement in sustaining STI prevalence in remote Australian Indigenous communities', in Proceedings - 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013, pp. 2034 - 2040
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Hui BB; Dokos S; Lovell NH, 2007, 'Parameter identifiability of cardiac ionic models using a novel CellML least squares optimization tool', in >, Honolulu, Hawaii, presented at IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Defence and Security Applications, Honolulu, Hawaii, 01 April 2007 - 04 April 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2007.4353539
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Hui BB; Dokos S; Lovell NH, 2007, 'Parameter identifiability of cardiac ionic models using a novel CellML least squares optimization tool.', in Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, pp. 5307 - 5310
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Hui BBB; Dokos S; Lovell NH, 2007, 'Parameter identifiability of cardiac ionic models using a novel CellML least squares optimization tool.', in Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, pp. 5307 - 5310