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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

Ball, J., Zhang, J., Stanley, J., Waa, A., Gurram, N., & Edwards, R. (2021). Has increasing internet use due to smartphone uptake contributed to the decline in adolescent smoking? Drug & Alcohol Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dar.13378

Ball, J., Zhang, J., Hammond, D., Boden, J., Stanley, J., & Edwards, R. (2021). The rise of cannabis vaping: Implications for survey design. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1540), 95-98. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Oliver, J., Robertson, O., Zhang, J., Marsters, B. L., Sika-Paotonu, D., Jack, S., Bennett, J., Williamson, D. A., … Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Early release-ethnically disparate disease progression and outcomes among acute rheumatic fever patients in New Zealand, 1989–2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(7), 1893-1901. doi: 10.3201/eid2707.203045

Ball, J., Stanley, J., Zhang, J., Gurram, N., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2021). Time to revisit school decile groupings in health research? New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1531), 120-122. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gray, L., Rose, S. B., Stanley, J., Zhang, J., Tassell-Matamua, N., Puloka, V., Kvalsvig, A., … Murton, S. A., … Baker, M. G. (2021). Factors influencing individual ability to follow physical distancing recommendations in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic: A population survey. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2021.1879179

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.

Commissioned Report for External Body

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

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

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.

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Ball, J., Zhang, J., Stanley, J., Waa, A., Gurram, N., & Edwards, R. (2021). Has increasing internet use due to smartphone uptake contributed to the decline in adolescent smoking? Drug & Alcohol Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dar.13378

Journal - Research Article

Bennett, J., Zhang, J., Leung, W., Jack, S., Oliver, J., Webb, R., … Sika-Paotonu, D., Harwood, M., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Rising ethnic inequalities in acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, New Zealand, 2000-2018. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(1), 36-46. doi: 10.3201/eid2701.191791

Journal - Research Article

Gray, L., Rose, S. B., Stanley, J., Zhang, J., Tassell-Matamua, N., Puloka, V., Kvalsvig, A., … Murton, S. A., … Baker, M. G. (2021). Factors influencing individual ability to follow physical distancing recommendations in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic: A population survey. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2021.1879179

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Robertson, O., Zhang, J., Marsters, B. L., Sika-Paotonu, D., Jack, S., Bennett, J., Williamson, D. A., … Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Early release-ethnically disparate disease progression and outcomes among acute rheumatic fever patients in New Zealand, 1989–2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(7), 1893-1901. doi: 10.3201/eid2707.203045

Journal - Research Article

Gray, L., MacDonald, C., Tassell-Matamua, N., Stanley, J., Kvalsvig, A., Zhang, J., Murton, S., … Puloka, V., … Baker, M. G. (2020). Wearing one for the team: Views and attitudes to face covering in New Zealand/Aotearoa during COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown. Journal of Primary Health Care, 12(3), 199-206. doi: 10.1071/HC20089

Journal - Research Article

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

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, 47(5), 1585-1593. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy150

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Ball, J., Stanley, J., Zhang, J., Gurram, N., Waa, A., & Edwards, R. (2021). Time to revisit school decile groupings in health research? New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1531), 120-122. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Ball, J., Zhang, J., Hammond, D., Boden, J., Stanley, J., & Edwards, R. (2021). The rise of cannabis vaping: Implications for survey design. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1540), 95-98. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: 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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: 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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Oliver, J., Robertson, O., Zhang, J., Marsters, B., Sika-Paotonu, D., Williamson, D., … Pierse, N., & Baker, M. (2019). Progression of acute rheumatic fever to recurrence, rheumatic heart disease, and death in New Zealand children and youth: A cohort study. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 28(Suppl. 1), (pp. S4). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.05.013

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Baker, M., Oliver, J., Thomas, S., Zhang, J., Upton, A., Pierse, N., … Williamson, D. (2017). Using linked health data to better understand the causes of acute rheumatic fever and other post-streptococcal diseases. Proceedings of the 3rd One Health Aotearoa Symposium. Retrieved from https://onehealth.org.nz

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: 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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: 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]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: 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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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