Dr I-Hao Cheng


Research Fellow

Ph:03 9902 4458

Researcher Profile


Dr I-Hao Cheng (MBBS, FRACGP, MPH) is a general practitioner focussed on improving the health of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Australia through improving the delivery of primary health care.

As an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit (SAPCRU), Department of General Practice, he provides leadership to refugee and asylum seeker health research. His research work has included population health needs assessments, frameworks for primary health care delivery, service and program evaluations, community health seeking behaviour and health literacy, and evidence reviews.

He is currently a chief investigator on a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Project, OPTIMISE, which aims to improve the delivery of primary care to refugees in Victoria and NSW.

He holds additional appointments as the Refugee Health Program Manager for enliven (south East Melbourne Primary Care Partnership), is a key member of Victorian and Australian refugee health networks, and has been an advisor to state and federal government departments.