Dr Luis Furuya Kanamori

Amplify Fellow

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Luis Furuya Kanamori MBBS, MEpi, MPH, PhD, FACTM is a clinical epidemiologist and research synthesis methodologist. He is an international leader in travel medicine, vaccine preventable diseases, and research synthesis, and has been listed in Stanford University’s World top 2% of scientists.

Dr Furuya Kanamori leads the Travel Medicine and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Theme, and the Clinician-Epidemiologist Hub at UQ's HERA program on Operational Research and Decision Support for Infectious Diseases (ODeSI). He is Director of Research of the Clinical Research & Evidence Synthesis (CRESTMA) at the Travel Medicine Alliance (TMA), network of >30 travel medicine clinics in Australia.

Dr Furuya Kanamori’s applied research on travel medicine and vaccine preventable diseases has influenced key changes in clinical and public health guidelines (e.g., WHO, ATAGI, Australian Immunisation Handbook, UptoDate). His methodological work on publication bias (LFK index) has been implemented in MetaXL, Stata, and R, and has been utilised in >800 published meta-analyses.

In addition to his academic roles, Dr Furuya Kanamori is editorial board member for J Travel Med and Clin Infect Dis, and chairs the Research and Awards Committee of the International Society of Travel Medicine.

Research Interests

  • Travel Medicine
    Vaccine fractional dosing | Malaria chemoprophylaxis | STIs | Causes of death | Decision support systems | Personalised risk assessment | Clinical trials
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
    Rabies PrEP and PEP | Japanese encephalitis | Yellow fever | Vaccine safety
  • Research synthesis and meta-analysis
    Publication bias | Diagnostic accuracy studies | Quality information | Rare/zero-events studies | Rapid meta-analysis


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Masters (Coursework) of Public Health, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework) of Epidemiology, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Medical Science, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Mills, Deborah J., Ramsey, Lani and Furuya-Kanamori, Luis (2021). Pre- and post-travel medical consultations. Tourist Health, Safety and Wellbeing in the New Normal. (pp. 47-69) edited by Jeff Wilks, Donna Pendergast, Peter A. Leggat and Damian Morgan. Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-5415-2_3

  • Furuya-Kanamori, Luis and Doi, Suhail A.R. (2020). Publication Bias. Statistics for Biology and Health. (pp. 255-265) edited by Shahjahan Khan. Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-5032-4_12

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Possible Research Projects

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