Professor Cheng is an infectious diseases physician and is responsible for the prevention of healthcare associated infection at Alfred Health.
He is a Professor at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and is the Director of Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology and Professor in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology.
Professor Cheng’s key interests are in influenza, antibiotic resistance, clinical infectious diseases and hospital-acquired infections. He is involved in influenza surveillance in Australian hospitals as well as clinical trials in infectious diseases, and sits on several state and national government advisory committees for immunisation, surveillance and drug regulation.
Research Leader of
- Interleukin-6 receptor antagonists in critically ill patients with Covid-19
- Outcomes for patients with COVID‐19 admitted to Australian intensive care units during the first four months of the pandemic
- Effect of hydrocortisone on mortality and organ support in patients with severe COVID-19. The REMAP-CAP COVID-19 corticosteroid domain randomized clinical trial
- Where has all the influenza gone? The impact of COVID-19 on the circulation of influenza and other respiratory viruses, Australia, March to September 2020
- Coronavirus disease model to inform transmission reducing measures and health system preparedness, Australia
- Modelling the impact of COVID-19 in Australia to inform transmission reducing measures and health system preparedness [pre-print]
- Parechovirus: an important emerging infection in young infants
- Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in children admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2017: Results from the PAEDS-FluCAN Collaboration
- Influenza and pertussis vaccination of women during pregnancy in Victoria, 2015–2017