Lyn (Linping) Chen is a Research Assistant at the ISSR. She joined the Institute in 2016 as a part of Dr. Wojtek Tomaszewski's team and her main responsibility is conducting statistical data analysis for the team's projects. She completed her Bachelor of Medicine degree in Public Health from China, as well as her Postgraduate Diploma and Masters of Public Health (Majoring in Epidemiology and Statistics) from the University of Queensland in 2003. For over 14 years, Lyn has worked as a Research Assistant and Statistician at the Queensland Children Medical Research Institute, and the Schools of Public Health at UQ and QUT. 

Research interests: 

  • Biostatistics and applied statistics research, design and methods
  • Longitudinal data analysis; Time series; Spatial analysis; Multi-level modelling;
  • Meta-analysis; Survival analysis; Mixed model; GIS
  • Public health and Epidemiology 
  • Environment, work, education and families research 
  • Life causes 
  • Publications

    Chen, L., Zhou, Y., Li, S., Williams, G., Kan, H., Marks, G. B., Morawska, L., Abramson, M.J., Chen, S., Yao, T., Qin, T., Wu, S. and Guo, Y. (2016)  Air pollution and fasting blood glucose: a longitudinal study in China. Science of The Total Environment, 541: 750-755. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.132.

    Spann, K.M., Baturcam, E., Schagen, J., Jones, C., Straub, C.P., Preston, F. M., Chen, L., Phipps, S., Sly, P. D. and Fantino, E.(2014) Viral and host factors determine innate immune responses in airway epithelial cells from children with wheeze and atopy. Thorax, 69 10: 918-925. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204908

    Logan, J., Chen, L., Gangell, C.,  Sly, P., Fantino, E. and  Liu, K.(2014): Brief exposure to cigarette smoke impairs airway epithelial cell innate anti-viral defence. Toxicology in Vitro, 28(8) 1430-1435. doi:10.1016/j.tiv.2014.07.012.

    Zosky G.R., Hart P.H., Whitehouse A.J.O., Kusel M.M., Ang W., Foong R.E., Chen L., Holt P.G., Sly P.D. and Hall G.L. (2014) Vitamin D deficiency at 16 to 20 weeks' gestation is associated with impaired lung function and asthma at 6 years of age. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 11 4: 571-577. doi:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201312-423OC

    Sly, P. D., Gangell, C.L., Chen, L., Ware, R. S., Ranganathan, S., Mott, L. S., Murray, C. P. and Stick, S.M. (2013) Risk factors for bronchiectasis in children with cystic fibrosis. New England Journal of Medicine, 368 21: 1963-1970. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1301725

    Fraser, J., Mathews, B., Walsh, K., Chen, L. & Dunne, M.  (2010) Factors influencing child abuse and neglect recognition and reporting by nurses: A multivariate analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(2) 146-153 DOI:  

    Walker, S., Chen, L & Madden, R. (2008) Deaths due to suicide: the effects of certification and coding practices in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32:126-130. DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00187.x

    Chen, L., Mengersen, K. and Tong, S. (2007) Spatiotemporal relationship between particle air pollution and respiratory emergency hospital admissions in Brisbane, Australia. Sci Total Environ. 373:56-67.

    Chen, L., Verrall, K.  and  Tong, S. (2006) Air particulate pollution due to bushfires and respiratory hospital admissions in Brisbane, Australia. Int J Environ Health Res. Vol.16 (3): 181-191.

    Miller,M.,  Siggins, I.,  Sweeney,  S., Collie, N., Lange, D., Donald, M.,  Dower, J., Chen,  L., Najman, J.  and Fowler , G.  (2003) Current practice in the management of clients with comorbid mental health and substance use disorders in tertiary care settings: National Drug Strategy and Mental Health Strategy National Comorbidity Project Canberra, ACT, Australia: Dept of Health and Ageing. ISBN 0 642 82241 7. pp1-295.

    Chen, L., Walker, S.  and Tong, S.  (2002) The impact of the variation in death certification and coding practices on trends in mortality from ischemic heart disease, Australian Health Review, vol. 25 (4): 189-197.

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Research Assistant

  • BMed (China)
  • PG Dip PH (UQ)
  • MPH (UQ)