Damien Foo

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Postdoctoral Associate

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Ph.D. - Curtin School of Population Health, Curtin University, 2022

BSc (Health Sciences) (Honours) - School of Public Health, Curtin University, 2017

BSc (Nutrition) - School of Public Health, 2016

I am a postdoctoral associate conducting epidemiological research on the health impacts of environmental exposures, such as weather and air pollution from wildfires, on various birth outcomes, and determining why some subpopulations are affected by these health burdens more than others. My prior research experience involved investigating the association between influenza vaccination during pregnancy and various early childhood health outcomes.

Summary of research interests

Health impacts of air pollution and weather
Disparities of health in specific subpopulations

Vaccine effectiveness and safety

Selected Awards 

Letter of Commendation from the Chancellor of Curtin University for Thesis Submission

National Health and Medical Research Council funded Curtin Graduate School PhD Scholarship

Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases HDR Top-Up Scholarship

Selected Publications 

  1. Foo, D., Sarna, M., Pereira, G., Moore, H. C., and Regan, A. K. (2022). Maternal influenza vaccination and child mortality: Longitudinal, population-based linked cohort study. Vaccine, 40(27), 3732-3736. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.05.030. (IF: 3.641)
  2. Foo, D., Sarna, M., Pereira, G., Moore, H. C., and Regan, A. K. (2022). Prenatal influenza vaccination and allergic and autoimmune diseases in childhood: A longitudinal, population-based linked cohort study. PLoS Med, 19(4), e1003963. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003963. (IF: 11.07)
  3. Foo, D., Sarna, M., Pereira, G., Moore, H. C., and Regan, A. K. (2022). Longitudinal, population-based cohort study of prenatal influenza vaccination and influenza infection in childhood. Vaccine, 40(4), 656-665. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.11.084. (IF: 3.641)
  4. Foo, D. Y. P., Sarna, M., Pereira, G., Moore, H. C., Fell, D. B., and Regan, A. K. (2020). Early childhood health outcomes following in utero exposure to influenza vaccines: a systematic review. Pediatrics, 146(2), e20200375. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-0375. (IF: 7.124)

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