Dr Tony Zhang

Dr Tony Zhang

Research Fellow

PhD MSc PGDipSci BSc

Medicine & Health
Centre for Big Data Research in Health

Dr. Tony Zhang is a biostatistician and perinatal epidemiologist at the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Centre for Big Data Research in Health. Tony leads novel large-scale data linkage study to investigate the long-term reproductive and overall health outcomes of men with male infertility.

Tony completed his PhD in biostatistics and epidemiology at the Otago Medical School, New Zealand, investigating the longitudinal development of lung function and early life origins of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Tony has extensive experience as a consultant biostatistician in the design of clinical trials and complex health surveys, statistical modelling, data linkage study, and big health data analytics, across both public and higher education sectors. In addition, as an epidemiologist (the "disease detective"), Dr. Zhang has a wide range of knowledge in geriatric, respiratory, perinatal, and reproductive epidemiology.

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Zhang X; Gray AR; Hancox RJ, 2024, 'Distinct trajectories of lung function from childhood to mid-adulthood.', Thorax, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thorax-2023-220436
    Journal articles | 2024
    Zhang X; Gray AR; Hancox RJ, 2024, 'Predictors of lung function in early adulthood: A population-based cohort study.', Respirology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.14732
    Journal articles | 2023
    Venetis C; Choi SKY; Jorm L; Zhang X; Ledger W; Lui K; Havard A; Chapman M; Norman RJ; Chambers GM, 2023, 'Risk for Congenital Anomalies in Children Conceived With Medically Assisted Fertility Treatment', Annals of Internal Medicine, 176, pp. 1308 - 1320, http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/M23-0872
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hancox RJ; Gray AR; Zhang X; Poulton R; Moffitt TE; Caspi A; Sears MR, 2022, 'Differential Effects of Cannabis and Tobacco on Lung Function in Mid-Adult Life.', Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 205, pp. 1179 - 1185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202109-2058OC
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hancox RJ; Zhang X, 2021, 'Does COPD start in the nursery?', Respirology, 26, pp. 1096 - 1097, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.14163
    Journal articles | 2018
    Connolly MJ; Broad JB; Bish T; Zhang X; Bramley D; Kerse N; Bloomfield K; Boyd M, 2018, 'Reducing emergency presentations from long-term care: A before-and-after study of a multidisciplinary team intervention.', Maturitas, 117, pp. 45 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.08.014
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hancox RJ; Zhang X, 2018, 'Early life origins of the Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome?', Respirology, 23, pp. 731 - 732, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.13323
    Journal articles | 2016
    Boyd M; Broad JB; Zhang TX; Kerse N; Gott M; Connolly MJ, 2016, 'Hospitalisation of older people before and after long-term care entry in Auckland, New Zealand.', Age Ageing, 45, pp. 558 - 563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afw051
    Journal articles | 2016
    Connolly MJ; Broad JB; Boyd M; Zhang TX; Kerse N; Foster S; Lumley T; Whitehead N, 2016, 'The 'Big Five'. Hypothesis generation: a multidisciplinary intervention package reduces disease-specific hospitalisations from long-term care: a post hoc analysis of the ARCHUS cluster-randomised controlled trial.', Age Ageing, 45, pp. 415 - 420, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afw037