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Doctor Khai Lin Huang

Infectious Diseases Specialist; Acting Co-Head, Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science; Senior Research Fellow

Background

Dr Khai Lin Huang is Acting Co-Head of the Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science Working Group and a Senior Research Fellow at Burnet Institute. Khai Lin has worked in a number of countries as an infectious diseases physician and public health practitioner, with more than 10 years of clinical experience. He has a public appointment at Northern Health and is a VMO at Epworth Healthcare.

Khai Lin aims to contribute to global health equity through the implementation of evidence-based approaches. More recently his work has focused on public health responses to TB and multidrug-resistant TB, antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19 and its impacts, especially in Papua New Guinea.

Appointments

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Member of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Member of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Member of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

Positions

  • 2018 to present: Infectious Diseases Specialist; Acting Co-Head, Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science Working Group; Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute
  • 2020 to present: Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Northern Health, Melbourne
  • 2017: Advanced Training in Infectious Diseases, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (Doherty Institute) and the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • 2016: Field Technical Coordinator and Infectious Diseases Officer, Burnet Institute, RID TB Papua New Guinea
  • 2015: Advanced Training in Infectious Diseases, Royal Darwin Hospital

  • 2014: Clinical Research Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Austin Health
  • 2013: Advanced Training in Infectious Diseases, Austin Health
  • 2009–2012: Internship and Basic Physician Training, Austin Health


Qualifications

  • 2017: FRACP, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Infectious Diseases)
  • 2014: East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • 2008: Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) and Bachelor of Medical Science, The University of Melbourne

Projects (6)

Current (6)

  • ANCP – Kickstarting antimicrobial resistance responses in PNG (KICK AMR)

  • Building capacity and improving tuberculosis diagnosis in Timor-Leste

  • Improving Tuberculosis Services in Timor-Leste

  • PRIME-TB: Papua New Guinea & Republic of Indonesia for the Micro Elimination of TB

  • RID-TB Patient Education and Counselling

  • RID-TB: Reducing the Impact of Drug-Resistant TB in Western Province, PNG

Publications (20)

2021 (2)

2020 (1)

2019 (6)

2017 (5)

2015 (1)

2014 (5)

News Articles (8)

2021 (2)

2020 (2)

2019 (4)