• 167 Citations
  • 7 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

  • 167 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Commissioned report
Open Access
  • 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., 1 Apr 2020, In : American Journal of Infection Control. 48, 4, p. 355-360 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Malaria predictions based on seasonal climate forecasts in South Africa: a time series distributed lag nonlinear model

    Kim, Y., Ratnam, J. V., Doi, T., Morioka, Y., Behera, S., Tsuzuki, A., Minakawa, N., Sweijd, N., Kruger, P., Maharaj, R., Imai, C. C., Ng, C. F. S., Chung, Y. & Hashizume, M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 17882.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 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 article

    Open Access
  • 23 Citations (Scopus)
    28 Downloads (Pure)