Dr. Sue Huang is a virologist, the principal investigator (PI) for the WellKiwis (i.e. SHIVERS-III) study. She is also the PI for SHIVERS-I and SHIVERS-II and the director of the WHO National Influenza Centre at ESR.
She received her PhD in virology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. Her area of expertise is infectious and pathogenic human viruses, particularly influenza, other respiratory viruses, polio and other enteroviruses, including studying aetiological agents, diagnostic methods, routes and modes of transmission, viral pathogenesis and host immune responses, disease burden and related risk factors, vaccine effectiveness, viral ecology and evolution.