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Jane Zhang, Department of Public Health

Data Analyst; HHRP

Contact Details 

Tel: +64 4 385 5541
Fax: +64 4 389 5319
Email: jane.zhang@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests and Activities 

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Publications

Jack, S. J., Williamson, D. A., Galloway, Y., Pierse, N., Zhang, J., Oliver, J., … Baker, M. G. (2018). Primary prevention of rheumatic fever in the 21st century: Evaluation of a national programme. International Journal of Epidemiology, dyy150. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy150

Cannon, J. W., Jack, S., Wu, Y., Zhang, J., Baker, M. G., Geelhoed, E., … Carapetis, J. R. (2018). An economic case for a vaccine to prevent group A streptococcus skin infections. Vaccine, 36(46), 6968-6978. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.10.001

Khieu, T. Q. T., Pierse, N., Telfar-Barnard, L. F., Zhang, J., Huang, Q. S., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Modelled seasonal influenza mortality shows marked differences in risk by age, sex, ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand. Journal of Infection, 75(3), 225-233. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2017.05.017

Baker, M. G., Zhang, J., Blakely, T., Crane, J., Saville-Smith, K., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2016). Collaborating with a social housing provider supports a large cohort study of the health effects of housing conditions. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 159. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2730-9

Baker, M. G., Kvalsvig, A., Zhang, J., Lake, R., Sears, A., & Wilson, N. (2015, November). Guillain-Barre Syndrome incidence declines following successful countrywide control of Campylobacteriosis. Verbal presentation at the 18th International Conference on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms (CHRO), Rotorua, New Zealand.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Baker, M. G., McDonald, A. M., Zhang, J., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2013). Infectious diseases attributable to household crowding in New Zealand: A systematic review and burden of disease estimate. Wellington, New Zealand: He Kainga Oranga / Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago. 80p.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Jack, S., Williamson, D., Galloway, Y., Pierse, N., Milne, R., Mackereth, G., Zhang, J., Oliver, J., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Interim evaluation of the sore throat management component of the New Zealand Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme: Quantitative findings. Porirua, New Zealand: Institute of Environmental Science and Research. 161p. Retrieved from https://www.health.govt.nz

Deng, D., & Zhang, J. (2006). Combining multiple precision-boosted classifiers for indoor-outdoor scene classification [Discussion Paper Series No. 2006/09]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Information Science, University of Otago. 13p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Baker, M., Zhang, J., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2013). The health effects of social housing: The Social Housing Outcomes Worth study. In S. Bierre, P. Howden-Chapman & L. Early (Eds.), Homes people can afford: How to improve housing in New Zealand. (pp. 33-40). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Harris, R., Purdie, G., Robson, B., Wright, C., Zhang, J., & Baker, M. (2007). Appendix 3: Estimating Māori hospitalisations and cancer registrations. In B. Robson & R. Harris (Eds.), Hauora: Māori standards of health IV: A study of the years 2000-2005. (pp. 249-259). Wellington, New Zealand: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, University of Otago.

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Journal - Research Article

Jack, S. J., Williamson, D. A., Galloway, Y., Pierse, N., Zhang, J., Oliver, J., … Baker, M. G. (2018). Primary prevention of rheumatic fever in the 21st century: Evaluation of a national programme. International Journal of Epidemiology, dyy150. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy150

Cannon, J. W., Jack, S., Wu, Y., Zhang, J., Baker, M. G., Geelhoed, E., … Carapetis, J. R. (2018). An economic case for a vaccine to prevent group A streptococcus skin infections. Vaccine, 36(46), 6968-6978. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.10.001

Khieu, T. Q. T., Pierse, N., Telfar-Barnard, L. F., Zhang, J., Huang, Q. S., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Modelled seasonal influenza mortality shows marked differences in risk by age, sex, ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand. Journal of Infection, 75(3), 225-233. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2017.05.017

Baker, M. G., Zhang, J., Blakely, T., Crane, J., Saville-Smith, K., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2016). Collaborating with a social housing provider supports a large cohort study of the health effects of housing conditions. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 159. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2730-9

Williamson, D. A., Zhang, J., Ritchie, S. R., Roberts, S. A., Fraser, J. D., & Baker, M. G. (2014). Staphylococcus aureus infections in New Zealand, 2000-2011. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 20(7), 1156-1161. doi: 10.3201/eid2007.131923

Viggers, H., Howden-Chapman, P., Ingham, T., Chapman, R., Pene, G., Davies, C., … Pierse, N., Wilson, H., Zhang, J., Baker, M., & Crane, J. (2013). Warm homes for older people: Aims and methods of a randomised community-based trial for people with COPD. BMC Public Health, 13, 176. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-176

Simonsen, L., Spreeuwenberg, P., Lustig, R., Taylor, R. J., Fleming, D. M., Kroneman, M., … the GLaMOR Collaborating Teams, including Baker, M., & Zhang, J. (2013). Global mortality estimates for the 2009 influenza pandemic from the GLaMOR Project: A modeling study. PLoS Medicine, 10(11), e1001558. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001558

Baker, M. G., Telfar Barnard, L., Kvalsvig, A., Verrall, A., Zhang, J., Keall, M., Wilson, N., … Howden-Chapman, P. (2012). Increasing incidence of serious infectious diseases and inequalities in New Zealand: A national epidemiological study. Lancet, 379(9821), 1112-1119. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(11)61780-7

O'Sullivan, C., Baker, M. G., Zhang, J., Davies, A., & Cramp, G. (2012). The epidemiology of serious skin infections in New Zealand children: Comparing the Tairawhiti region with national trends. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1351). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Baker, M. G., Kvalsvig, A., Zhang, J., Lake, R., Sears, A., & Wilson, N. (2012). Declining Guillain-Barré syndrome after campylobacteriosis control, New Zealand, 1988-2010. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(2), 226-233. doi: 10.3201/eid1802.111126

Rose, S. B., Bromhead, C., Lawton, B. A., Zhang, J., Stanley, J., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Access to chlamydia testing needed for high-risk groups: Patterns of testing and detection in an urban area of New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(4), 343-350. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00880.x

Waa, A., Edwards, R., Newcombe, R., Zhang, J., Weerasekera, D., Peace, J., & McDuff, I. (2011). Parental behaviours, but not parental smoking, influence current smoking and smoking susceptibility among 14 and 15 year-old children. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(6), 530-536. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00772.x

O'Sullivan, C. E., Baker, M. G., & Zhang, J. (2011). Increasing hospitalizations for serious skin infections in New Zealand children, 1990-2007. Epidemiology & Infection, 139(11), 1794-1804. doi: 10.1017/S0950268810002761

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Deng, D., & Zhang, J. (2005). Combining multiple precision-bosted classifiers for indoor-outdoor scene classification. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Applications. (pp. 720-725). Sydney, Australia: IEEE Computer Society Press. [Full Paper]

Zhang, J., & Deng, D. (2004). Indoor-outdoor scene classification by combining multiple precision-boosted classifiers. In D. Pairman, H. North & S. McNeill (Eds.), Proceedings of the Image and Vision Computing New Zealand. (pp. 393-398). [Full Paper]

Deng, D., Zhang, J., & Purvis, M. K. (2004). Visualisation and comparison of image collections based on self-organised maps. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology. 32, (pp. 97-102). [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Jefferies, S., Williamson, D., Stanley, J., Zhang, J., & Baker, M. (2014). Ethnic differences in rates of throat swabbing and detection of Group A Streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis for the primary prevention of rheumatic fever in Auckland, 2010-2013. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 181). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Khieu, T., Zhang, J., Pierse, N., Telfar Barnard, L., & Baker, M. (2014). Estimating the contribution of influenza to hospitalisations in New Zealand. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 179). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Mann, S., Baker, M., Hales, S., Kamalesh, V., Telfar Barnard, L., Zhang, J., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2009). Cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in New Zealand is higher in winter in all disease subcategories. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 18(Suppl. 3), (pp. S256). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2009.05.631

Venugopal, K., Zhang, J., & Baker, M. (2009). Increased close-contact infectious disease transmission associated with household crowding. Australasian Epidemiologist. 16(2), (pp. 70-71). [Abstract]

Mann, S., Baker, M., Hales, S., Kamalesh, V., Telfar Barnard, L., Zhang, J., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2009). Excess winter cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in New Zealand is seen in all disease subcategories. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 18(Suppl. 2), (pp. S21-S22). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2009.04.050

Baker, M. G., Zhang, J., Venugopal, K., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2009). The rise of close-contact infectious diseases in New Zealand. Proceedings of the New Zealand Public Health Association Annual Conference: Research & Values: The Underpinnings of Public Health Practice. (pp. 48). Retrieved from http://www.pha.org.nz/phaconference.html

Zhang, J., Baker, M., & Venugopal, K. (2009). Impact of household crowding on the risk of being hospitalised with influenza and pneumonia in a large cohort study. Australasian Epidemiologist. 16(2), (pp. 70). [Abstract]

Zhang, J., Venugopal, K., & Baker, M. (2009). Death is easy: Issues in the use of hospitalisation data to measure health outcomes in cohort and other studies. Australasian Epidemiologist. 16(2), (pp. 51). [Abstract]

Baker, M. G., Zhang, J., Venugopal, K., & CDC funded Pandemic Influenza Research Team. (2008). Impact of household crowding on the risk of being hospitalised with influenza and pneumonia in a large cohort study. Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID). (pp. 127). Retrieved from http://www.iceid.org/images/stories/2008program.pdf

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Rose, S. B., Bromhead, C., Lawton, B. A., Baker, M., Zhang, J., & Stanley, J. (2010, September). An audit of chlamydia testing in the Wellington region: Are those most at risk getting tested? Poster session presented at the New Zealand Sexual Health Society Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Baker, M. G., Kvalsvig, A., Zhang, J., Lake, R., Sears, A., & Wilson, N. (2015, November). Guillain-Barre Syndrome incidence declines following successful countrywide control of Campylobacteriosis. Verbal presentation at the 18th International Conference on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms (CHRO), Rotorua, New Zealand.

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