Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Jun Guo

Dr Jun Guo is a postdoctoral fellow for the Policy and Equity Group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. His research experience and interest focus on health literacy and health inequities in children and adolescents. This includes how to measure and improve health literacy in the young generation, using longitudinal data-sets (e.g. Longitudinal Study of Australian Children; Australian Temperament Project) to examine inequities in Australian children's health and development, identifying possible intervention levers to reduce child health inequities.


  • Adolescent Health Literacy in Beijing and Melbourne: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Environmental temperature and human epigenetic modifications: A systematic review
  • Potential of ‘stacking’ early childhood interventions to reduce inequities in learning outcomes
  • The Effect of Different Treatment Regimens and Multiple Risk Factors on Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes among Syphilis-Seropositive Women in Guangzhou: A Retrospective Cohort Study
  • Health service utilisation and unmet healthcare needs of Australian children from immigrant families: A population‐based cohort study
  • A pilot study of adolescent health literacy research in Melbourne: Implementation and reflections
  • Moving Health Literacy Research and Practice towards a Vision of Equity, Precision and Transparency
  • Prevalence of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in Papua New Guinea: A systematic review
  • Health Literacy and Its Mediating Role in Predicting Health Behaviors Among Chinese Secondary Students
  • Measuring Positive Childhood Experiences: Testing the structural and predictive validity of the Health Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) framework
  • Quality of health literacy instruments used in children and adolescents: a systematic review
  • Sexual behaviours and associated risks in Chinese young people: a meta-analysis
  • Measuring functional, interactive and critical health literacy of Chinese secondary school students: reliable, valid and feasible?
  • [Cluster analysis of smoking, alcohol drinking and other health risk behaviors in undergraduate students].
  • [Adaptation and evaluation of Chinese version of eHEALS and its usage among senior high school students]
  • [A meta-analysis of high-risk sexual behaviors among adolescents in mainland China]
  • [A meta- analysis on the status and effects of Sex and Reproductive Health Education for Adolescents in China]
  • Effects of racism and discrimination on mental health problems among young people in Victoria, Australia during COVID-19 lockdown
  • Comparison of Health Literacy Assessment Tools among Beijing School-Aged Children
  • A Health Equity Implementation Approach to Child Health Literacy Interventions
  • Promoting Child Health Equity through Health Literacy
  • The potential of intervening on childhood adversity to reduce socioeconomic inequities in body mass index and inflammation among Australian and UK children: A causal mediation analysis
  • Effects of racism and discrimination on mental health among young people in Victoria, Australia, during COVID‐19 lockdown
  • Household income supplements in early childhood to reduce inequities in children's development
  • To what extent could eliminating racial discrimination reduce inequities in mental health and sleep problems among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children?
  • Factors that impact mental health help‐seeking in Australian adolescents: a life‐course and socioecological perspective

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