Joe Hung

Emeritus Professor, MB BS Syd., FRACP

  • The University of Western Australia (M503), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 7499 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
1993 …2021
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Personal profile


Dr Joseph Hung has current appointments as Professor of Cardiology at the University of Western Australia, and Consultant Cardiologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA. He did his formative cardiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW. He then spent 4 years overseas as a Fellow in Cardiology at Stanford University, USA, and subsequently at the Montreal Heart Institute, Canada. Since return to Australia in 1984, he has remained in clinical academic practice at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and UWA. He has maintained research interests particularly in the area of epidemiology, risk factors, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. More recently his research has focused on obesity and the mechanisms by which obesity influences metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, including the role of genes. He has authored over 100 original publications in the scientific press. He is a member of the HeartSearch WA and contributes to the Cardiovascular Genetics Consortium of the WA Institute of Medical Research (WAIMR). He also sits on the National Heart Foundation Research Advisory Committee and Board of the Busselton Population Medical Foundation.


  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular genetics
  • Cardiovascular risk factors and epidemiology
  • Vascular biology

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Research Output 1993 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluating recruitment strategies for AUSPICE, a large Australian community-based randomised controlled trial

Peel, R., Ren, S., Hure, A., Evans, T. J., D'Este, C. A., Abhayaratna, W. P., Tonkin, A. M., Hopper, I., Thrift, A. G., Levi, C. R., Sturm, J., Durrheim, D., Hung, J., Briffa, T. G., Chew, D. P., Anderson, P., Moon, L., McEvoy, M., Hansbro, P. M., Newby, D. A. & 1 othersAttia, J. R., 1 May 2019, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 210, 9, p. 409-415 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
Social Media
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Ambulatory Care

Genome-wide Association Study of Change in Fasting Glucose over time in 13,807 non-diabetic European Ancestry Individuals

Liu, C. T., Merino, J., Rybin, D., DiCorpo, D., Benke, K. S., Bragg-Gresham, J. L., Canouil, M., Corre, T., Grallert, H., Isaacs, A., Kutalik, Z., Lahti, J., Marullo, L., Marzi, C., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Rocheleau, G., Rueedi, R., Scapoli, C., Verweij, N., Vogelzangs, N. & 30 othersWillems, S. M., Yengo, L., Bakker, S. J. L., Beilby, J., Hui, J., Kajantie, E., Müller-Nurasyid, M., Rathmann, W., Balkau, B., Bergmann, S., Eriksson, J. G., Florez, J. C., Froguel, P., Harris, T., Hung, J., James, A. L., Kavousi, M., Miljkovic, I., Musk, A. W., Palmer, L. J., Peters, A., Roussel, R., van der harst, P., van Duijn, C. M., Vollenweider, P., Barroso, I., Prokopenko, I., Dupuis, J., Meigs, J. B. & Bouatia-Naji, N., Jul 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 9439.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Genome-Wide Association Study
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1 Citation (Scopus)
Colorectal Neoplasms
Cohort Studies
Breast Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms


Supplemental Data: Heritability of 596 lipid species and genetic correlation with cardiovascular traits in the Busselton Family Heart Study

Cadby, G. (Creator), Melton, P. (Creator), McCarthy, N. (Creator), Giles, C. (Creator), Mellett, N. A. (Creator), Huynh, K. (Creator), Hung, J. (Creator), Beilby, J. (Creator), Dube, M. (Creator), Watts, G. (Creator), Blangero, J. (Creator), Meikle, P. J. (Creator), Moses, E. (Creator), American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 14 Feb 2020


Projects 1996 2021