Associate Professor Huachun Zou
Adjunct Associate Professor

Associate Professor Huachun Zou

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Huachun is a trained epidemiologist and statistician, with extensive expertise in the epidemiology of HIV, HPV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). He completed his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne in 2013. Between 2013 and 2015 he worked at Burnet Institute (Research Assistant), Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC, Research Fellow), School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales (UNSW, Research Associate), and the National Cheng Kung University Medical School, Taiwan (NCKU, Visiting Scholar). He then worked at Kirby Institute, UNSW as Research Fellow after receiving an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. He is now serving as Professor and Head of the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health (Shenzhen), Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Kirby Institute, UNSW.

 

Zou conducts high-quality research on HIV/STIs. He has over 170 publications in leading peer-reviewed academic journals (Lancet Infectious Diseases, Lancet Global Health, BMJ, Cancer, etc), the majority of which were first/senior/corresponding authored. He has been principal investigator on over 15 research grants funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), etc. His research was among the first to 1) elucidate the natural history of HPV in teenage men who have sex with men (MSM); 2) clarify the association between circumcision and HIV/STI infection among MSM; 3) increase retesting rate for HIV/STIs among MSM; 4) understand the difference in HIV risk between MSM playing different roles in anal sex and summarize the characteristics of MSM who use GSN apps. These findings have been/are being translated into health policies that foster effective HIV/STI interventions in Australia, China, and beyond. His research findings have been cited in the Preventing HIV Through Safe Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for Adolescent Boys and Men in Generalized HIV Epidemics-Recommendations and Key Considerations issued by the World Health Organization in 2020, and the Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2021. His papers have been cited over 3700 times. He has given over 50 oral presentations and over 100 poster presentations at regional and international academic conferences (AIDS, IAS, ISSTDR, IUSTI, IPVC, etc).

 

Phone
+61 2 9385 3132
Location
Room 660, Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW, Kensington, NSW, Australia, 2052
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Deng L; Li P; Zhang X; Jiang Q; Turner DA; Zhou C; Gao Y; Qian F; Zhang C; Lu H; Zou H; Vermund SH; Qian HZ, 2022, 'Risk of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Scientific Reports, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-24220-7
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fu L; Sun Y; Han M; Wang B; Xiao F; Zhou Y; Gao Y; Fitzpatrick T; Yuan T; Li P; Zhan Y; Lu Y; Luo G; Duan J; Hong Z; Fairley CK; Zhang T; Zhao J; Zou H, 2022, 'Incidence Trends of Five Common Sexually Transmitted Infections Excluding HIV From 1990 to 2019 at the Global, Regional, and National Levels: Results From the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019', Frontiers in Medicine, vol. 9, pp. 851635, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2022.851635
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhang K; Chen S; Zhu S; Fang Y; Zou H; Cai Y; Cao B; Cao H; Chen Y; Hu T; Wang Z, 2022, 'Multifaceted Determinants of Sexual Intercourse with Non-Regular Female Sex Partners and Female Sex Workers among Male Factory Workers in China—A Cross-Sectional Survey', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, pp. 16008 - 16008, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192316008
    Journal articles | 2021
    Luo G; Su L; Hu X; Lin YF; Ju N; Zou H, 2021, 'The role of e-commerce platforms in optimizing the HIV care continuum', AIDS, vol. 35, pp. 521 - 526, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002760
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tian T; Fu L; Lin YF; Zou H, 2021, 'Potential role of naturally acquired immunity against HPV in the control of HPV related diseases', The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, vol. 13, pp. 100220 - 100220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100220
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhou Y; Lin YF; Gao L; Dai J; Luo G; Li L; Yuan T; Li P; Zhan Y; Gao Y; Zou H, 2021, 'Human papillomavirus prevalence among men who have sex with men in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis', European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, vol. 40, pp. 1357 - 1367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10096-021-04229-y
    Journal articles | 2020
    Fu L; Wang B; Yuan T; Chen X; Ao Y; Fitzpatrick T; Li P; Zhou Y; Lin YF; Duan Q; Luo G; Fan S; Lu Y; Feng A; Zhan Y; Liang B; Cai W; Zhang L; Du X; Li L; Shu Y; Zou H, 2020, 'Clinical characteristics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Infection, vol. 80, pp. 656 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2020.03.041
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lin YF; Duan Q; Zhou Y; Yuan T; Li P; Fitzpatrick T; Fu L; Feng A; Luo G; Zhan Y; Liang B; Fan S; Lu Y; Wang B; Wang Z; Zhao H; Gao Y; Li M; Chen D; Chen X; Ao Y; Li L; Cai W; Du X; Shu Y; Zou H, 2020, 'Spread and impact of COVID-19 in China: A systematic review and synthesis of predictions from transmission-dynamic models', Frontiers in Medicine, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2020.00321
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhou Y; Lin YF; Meng X; Duan Q; Wang Z; Yang B; Zheng H; Li P; Li M; Lu Y; Luo Z; Zou H, 2020, 'Anal human papillomavirus among men who have sex with men in three metropolitan cities in southern China: implications for HPV vaccination', Vaccine, vol. 38, pp. 2849 - 2858, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.02.009
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zou H; Dai X; Meng X; Wang H; Jiang C; Wang Y; Zhang L; Gao Y; Tang S; Sun W; Wen Y, 2014, 'HIV/AIDS - Related knowledge, attitudes, and sexual practices among migrant wives in Rural Anhui Province, China', Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6113.1000319