Substance Use, Mental disorders and physical illness in childhood and early adulthood

  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: July 2013
  • Expected end date: July 2017
  • Completion date: June 2017
  • Funded by: Curtin University Targeted Research Fellowship
  • Lead organisation:

1. Develop new epidemiologic approaches to control for confounding effects in observational studies;

2. Work on the externally funded research projects;

3. Provide research analysis and supervision of the Australian contingent of a major international project in conjunction with the U.S. Scientific Analysis Corporation;

4. Provide services to the international academic community;

5. Provide research support for National Drug Research Institute (NDRI).

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location

Dr Wenbin Liang
Research Fellow
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1617
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Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2016). The Effect of Age on Fracture Risk: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Journal of Aging Research. DOI: 10.1155/2016/5071438 [RJ1251] Link

Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2015). Age at first use of alcohol predicts the risk of heavy alcohol use in early adulthood: A longitudinal study in the United States. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26, (2), pp. 131-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.07.001 [RJ1036] Link

Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2015). Examining the relationship between heavy alcohol use and assaults: With adjustment for the effects of unmeasured confounders. BioMed Research International, 2015. DOI: 10.1155/2015/596179 [RJ1080] Link

Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2015). Weekly and daily cycle of alcohol use among the U.S. general population. Injury, 46, (5), pp. 898-901. DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.01.029 [RJ1065] Link

Zhao, Y., Connors, C., Lee, A., H. and Liang, W. (2015). Relationship between primary care visits and hospital admissions in remote Indigenous patients with diabetes: A multivariate spline regression model. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 108, (1), pp. 106-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2015.01.013 [RJ1066] Link

Chan, A., McGregor, S. and Liang, W. (2014). Utilisation of primary and secondary G-CSF prophylaxis enables maintenance of optimal dose delivery of standard adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer: An analysis of 1655 patients. Breast, 23, pp. 676-682. DOI: 10.1016/j.breast.2014.07.004 [RJ1037] Link

Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2014). Alcohol consumption during adolescence and risk of diabetes in young adulthood. BioMed Research International, 2014. DOI: 10.1155/2014/795741 [RJ975] Link

Liang, W., Zhao, Y. and Lee, A., H. (2014). A proxy outcome approach for causal effect in observational studies: A simulation study. BioMed Research International, 2014. DOI: 10.1155/2014/872435 [RJ989] Link

Liang, W., Zhao, Y. and Lee, A., H. (2014). An investigation of the significance of residual confounding effect. BioMed Research International, 2014. DOI: 10.1155/2014/658056 [RJ988] Link

Liang, W. (2013). Evaluating Epidemiological Evidence: A Simple Test. International Journal of Medical Sciences, 10, pp. 1459-61. DOI: 10.7150/ijms.6455 [RJ938] Link

Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2013). Age at First Use of Alcohol and Risk of Heavy Alcohol Use: A Population-Based Study. BioMed Research International, 2013, pp. 5 pages. DOI: 10.1155/2013/721761 [RJ967] Link

Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2013). Errors in recall of age at first sex. PloS One. [RJ923]

Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2013). Observational research on alcohol use and chronic disease outcome, new approaches to counter biases. The Scientific World Journal, 2013. DOI: 10.1155/2013/860915 [RJ925] Link

Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2013). The association between hospitalization for asthma in childhood and alcohol use disorder hospitalization during adolescence and early adulthood among males in an Australian birth cohort. Journal of Asthma. [RJ924]

Liang, W. and Lee, A., H. (2013). Effects of green tea on cognitive function and emotions: emerging evidence. In Wu, W. (ed.) Green Tea: Varieties, Production and Health Benefits. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-62257-562-6 [CH182]