• 145 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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BS, California Baptist University (2007) ; MPH (Research Epidemiology), Loma Linda University (2010); PhD (Medical Science and Infection Research), Nagasaki University (2015)

Dr Chrissy Imai has a background in infectious disease epidemiology. She originally researched on environmental impacts on infectious disease in collaboration with research institutes and intragovernmental organizations in Asia, Africa, and Europe. She was a recipient of the national grant and fellowship in Japan (the Doctoral Research Fellowship of JSPS) during her PhD.

In 2014, she also received the Endeavor Research Fellowship of the Australian Award to undertake researches as a visiting researcher in Queensland University of Technology. The opportunity subsequently led her to serve as a Research Fellow in QUT after the fellowship for infectious disease studies within healthcare system. She researched on immunization among healthcare workers, characteristics of hospital admissions for infectious disease in Australia, and antibiotic usage prior to joining the Centre for Health System and Safety Research. Her focus today is infectious disease and healthcare system with an interest in knowledge translation into practice and advocacy. 

Research interests

Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health evaluation, Infectious disease

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Science and Infection Research, PhD

Oct 2011Sep 2015

Research Epidemiology, MPH

Aug 2008Mar 2010

External positions

Honorary Researcher, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University

Oct 2015 → …

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Research Outputs 2011 2019

  • 145 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 2 Review article

Presenteeism among health care workers with laboratory-confirmed influenza infection: a retrospective cohort study in Queensland, Australia

Imai, C., Hall, L., Lambert, S. B. & Merollini, K. M. D., 9 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Infection Control.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Human Influenza
Cohort Studies
Retrospective Studies
Delivery of Health Care

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the direct epidemiological and economic effects of seasonal influenza vaccination on healthcare workers

Imai, C., Toizumi, M., Hall, L., Lambert, S., Halton, K. & Merollini, K., 7 Jun 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 6, p. 1-16 16 p., e0198685.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Economic and social effects
systematic review
health care workers
economic impact

Malaria incidences in South Africa linked to a climate mode in southwestern Indian Ocean

Behera, S. K., Morioka, Y., Ikeda, T., Doi, T., Ratnam, J. V., Nonaka, M., Tsuzuki, A., Imai, C., Kim, Y., Hashizume, M., Iwami, S., Kruger, P., Maharaj, R., Sweijd, N. & Minakawa, N., Sep 2018, In : Environmental Development. 27, p. 47-57 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Indian Ocean

Associations between malaria and local and global climate variability in five regions in Papua New Guinea

Imai, C., Cheong, H. K., Kim, H., Honda, Y., Eum, J. H., Kim, C. T., Kim, J. S., Kim, Y., Behera, S. K., Hassan, M. N., Nealon, J., Chung, H. & Hashizume, M., 4 Aug 2016, In : Tropical Medicine and Health. 44, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 23.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Papua New Guinea
El Nino-Southern Oscillation

Diarrheal diseases and climate change in Cambodia: environmental epidemiology and opportunities for adaptation

McIver, L. J., Imai, C., Buettner, P. G., Gager, P., Chan, V. S., Hashizume, M., Iddings, S. N., Kol, H., Raingsey, P. P. & Lyne, K., 1 Oct 2016, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 28, 7, p. 576-585 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Climate Change