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Keith Dear

Research Professor, Duke University and Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan Unversity

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Keith Dear


Keith Dear PhD joined the faculty of DGHI in September 2013 as Research Professor of Global Health (Environmental Health). From November 2013 he will be based at Duke Kunshan University in China, to serve as inaugural Director of the MSc in Global Health there.

Dr Dear's disciplinary background is in biostatistics, especially as applied to clinical trials, environmental epidemiology, and health impact assessment and projection. His current research focuses on global environmental health, especially air quality and vector-borne disease in relation to climate change. He is an associate editor of Environmental Health Perspectives and a contributing author in Working Group II of the IPCC.


Recent Publications

Robyn Lucas, Ashwin Swaminathan, Keith Dear (2015) Shining light on human immunity in Health of People, Places and Planet. Reflections based on Tony McMichael's four decades of contribution to epidemiological understanding. Editors Colin Butler, Jane Dixon and Anthony Capon. ANU Press, Acton Australia.

Keith Dear and Zhan Wang (2015) Commentary: Climate and health: mortality from changing temperature. The Lancet, published online May 21, 2015.

Sotiris Vardoulakis, Keith Dear and Paul Wilkinson (accepted Oct 2015) Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Environmental Health and Sustainability: the HEALTHY-POLIS initiative. Environmental Health, in press.

Raymond J. Mullins, Keith B. G. Dear and Mimi L. K. Tang (2015) Time trends in Australian hospital anaphylaxis admissions in 1998-1999 to 2011-2012. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 136(2), 367-375.

Ning Ding, Keith Dear, Shuyu Guo, Fan Xiang, Robyn Lucas (2015) Tightrope walking: using predictors of 25(OH)D concentration based on multivariable linear regression to infer associations with health risks. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125551. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125551

Kathryn Glass, Peter Tait, Elizabeth Hanna, Keith Dear (2015) Estimating risks of heat strain by age and sex: A population-level simulation model. IJERPH 12, 5241-5255.

McIver. L, Hales. S, Dear. K and Kim. R (2014) Early warning systems for climate-sensitive infectious diseases in Fiji: lessons learned and next steps. Fiji J.Public Health 3(3), 8-16.

BenjawanTawatsupa, Keith Dear, Tord Kjellstrom, Adrian Sleigh, Ronnapoom Samak¬keekarom (2014) Association between Temperature and Mortality among the Working Age Population in Thailand from 1999 to 2008. Journal of Population and Social Studies, 22(2) 192-201. Published online 15 January 2015.

P. C. Valery, R. M. Lucas, D. B.Williams, M. P. Pender, C. Chapman, A. Coulthard, K. Dear, T. Dwyer, T. J. Kilpatrick, A. J. McMichael, I. van der Mei, B. V. Taylor, and A.-L. Ponsonby (2013) Occupational Exposure and Risk of Central Nervous System Demyelination. Am.J.Epi ePub 12April 2013

Ponsonby, A.-L., Lucas, R. M., Dear, K., Van der Mei, I., Taylor, B., Chapman, C., Coulthard, A., et al. (2013). The physical anthropometry, lifestyle habits and blood pressure of people presenting with a first clinical demyelinating event compared to controls: The Ausimmune study. Multiple sclerosis 19(13),1717-1725

Sujaritpong S, Dear K, Cope M, Walsh S, Kjellstrom T (2013) Quantifying the health impacts of air pollution under a changing climate: a review of approaches and methodology. Int J Biometeorol. doi:10.1007/s00484-012-0625-8

D. Perriman, P. Smith, J. Scarvell, A. Hughes, C. Lueck, K. Dear et al., (2012) Thoracic Hyperkyphosis: A Survey of Australian Physiotherapists. Physiotherapy Research International, 17(3), 167-178.

Michael Curley, Lawrence Josey, Robyn Lucas, Keith Dear, Bruce Taylor, Alan Coulthard and the Ausimmune Investigator Group (2012) Adherence to MRI Protocol Consensus Guidelines in Multiple Sclerosis An Australian Multicentre Study. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology 56, 594-598.

Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Robyn Lucas, Ingrid A van der Mei, Keith B.G. Dear, patricia Valery, Michael Pender, Bruce V Taylor, Trevor Kilpatrick, Alan Coulthard, Caron Michelle Chapman, David B Williams, Anthony John McMichael, and Terry Dwyer (2012). Offspring number, pregnancy and risk of a first clinical demyelinating event:the Ausimmune study. Neurology 78(12): 867-874.

Benjawan Tawatsupa, Keith Dear, Tord Kjellstrom, Adrian Sleigh (2012) The association between temperature and mortality in tropical middle income Thailand from 1999 to 2008. Int J Biomet. DOI 10.1007/s00484-012-0597-8

Keith Dear and Tony McMichael (2012) Using epidemiology as a tool to study environmental health in R.H. Friis, editor, The Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health. Praeger.