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Lam, Tai Hing
MBBS, MD(HK), MSc(Occupational Medicine)(Lond), FAFOM RACP, FFPH, FFOM(Lond), Hon.FHKCCM, FHKAM(Community Medicine), FRCP(Edin)
Sir Robert Kotewall Professor in Public Health
Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice
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Tel: 3917 9287 Email: hrmrlth@hku.hk
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Biography

Professor TH Lam graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong with the MBBS degree in 1975.  He got an MSc degree in medical sociology and an MSc degree in occupational medicine in 1980 and 81 respectively from The University of London.  He obtained his MD degree by research from The University of Hong Kong in 1988.  He was Head of the Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong 2000-2012.  He was Head of the Department of Community Medicine and Director of the School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, between 2000-2012 and August 2009-June 2013 respectively. He is Chair Professor in Community Medicine since 2000 and Director of Public Health Research Centre since 2004.  He was appointed Sir Robert Kotewall Professorship in Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong in December 2007.

Professor Lam is a fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine, the UK Faculty of Public Health, The London Faculty of Occupational Medicine, The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Community Medicine) and The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.  Professor Lam was President of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine from 1997 to 2001.  He was Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health and Co-Chair of Grant Review Board, Research Council, Health, Welfare and Food Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government.  He was appointed Justice of Peace in July 2005 and conferred Honorary Fellowship of Hong Kong College of Community Medicine in 2008.

He has been appointed by the World Health Organization as short-term consultant, temporary advisor or expert participant for about ten occasions. 

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Selected Publications (Pub Med Search)
  1. Lam TH, He Y, Li LS, Li LS, He SF, Liang BQ.  Mortality attributable to cigarette smoking in China.  Journal of the American Medical Association 1997; 278:1505-8. (corresponding author)  [2012 IF = 29.978] (Ranked 3 out of 155 under the category of “Medicine, General & Internal”) (Citation: 124) [link]
  2. Lam TH, Ho LM, Hedley AJ, Adab P, Fielding R, McGhee SM, Aharonson-Daniel L. Environmental tobacco smoke exposure among police officers in Hong Kong.  Journal of the American Medical Association 2000; 284:756-63.  (corresponding author) [2012 IF = 29.978] (Ranked 3 out of 155 under the category of “Medicine, General & Internal”) (Citation: 45) [link]
  3. Lam TH, Leung GM, Ho LM.  The effects of environmental tobacco smoke on health services utilization in the first 18 months of life.  Pediatrics 2001; 107:e91.  [2012 IF = 5.119] (Ranked 2 out of 122 under the category of “Pediatrics”) (Citation: 120) [link]
  4. Lam TH, Ho SY, Hedley AJ, Mak KH, Peto R.  Mortality and smoking in Hong Kong: case-control study of all adult deaths in 1998.  British Medical Journal 2001; 323:361-2.  (corresponding author) [2012 IF = 17.215] (Ranked 4 out of 155 under the category of “Medicine, General & Internal”) (Citation: 201) [link]
  5. Lam TH, Ho LM, Adab P, Fielding R, McGhee SM, Leung GM, Aharonson-Daniel L.  Secondhand smoke and respiratory ill health in current smokers.  Tobacco Control 2005; 14: 307-14.  [2012 IF = 4.111] (Ranked 12 out of 161 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational health”) (Citation: 40) [link]
  6. Lam TH, Li ZB, Ho SY, Chan WM, Ho KS, Tham MK, Cowling BJ, Leung GM.  Smoking, quitting and mortality in an elderly cohort of 56000 Hong Kong Chinese.  Tobacco Control 2007; 16:182-9.  (corresponding author) [2012 IF = 4.111] (Ranked 12 out of 161 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health”) (Citation: 40) [link]
  7. Yin P, Jiang CQ, Cheng KK, Lam TH, Lam KH, Miller MR, Zhang WS, Thomas GN, Adab P.  Passive smoking exposure and risk of COPD among adults in China: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.  Lancet 2007; 370(9589):751-7.  (Lam TH is the initiator of GBCS and the senior Co-PI)  [2012 IF =39.060] (Ranked 2 out of 155 under the category of “Medicine, General & Internal”) (Citation: 151) [link]
  8. He Y, Lam TH, Jiang B, Wang J, Sai XY, Fan L, Li XY, Qiu YH, Hu FB.  Passive smoking and risk of peripheral arterial diseases and ischemic stroke in Chinese women who never smoked.  Circulation 2008; 118: 1535-40.  (Lam TH was PhD supervisor of He Y and long term collaborator)    [2012 IF = 15.202] (Ranked 1 out of 124 under the category of “Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems”; 1 out of 68 under the category of “Peripheral Vascular Disease”) (Citation: 73) [link]
  9. He Y, Lam TH, Jiang B, Wang J, Sai XY, Fan L, Li XY, Qiu YH, Hu FB.  Combined effects of tobacco smoke exposure and metabolic syndrome on cardiovascular risk in older residents of China.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2009; 53(4): 363-71.  (Lam TH was PhD supervisor of He Y and long term collaborator)  [2012 IF = 14.086] (Ranked 3 out of 124 under the category of “Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems”) (Citation: 16) [link]
  10. Leung CC, Lam TH, Ho KS, Yew WW, Tam CM, Chan WM, Law WS, Chan CK, Chang KC, Au KF.  Passive smoking and tuberculosis.  Archives of Internal Medicine 2010; 170(3): 287-92.  [2012 IF = 10.579] (Ranked 7 out of 155 under the category of “Medicine, General & Internal”) (Citation: 51 [link]
  11. He Y, Jiang B, Li LS, Li LS, Ko L, Wu L, Sun DL, He SF, Liang BQ, Hu FB, Lam TH.  Secondhand smoke exposure predicted chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other tobacco related mortality in a 17-years cohort study in China.  Chest 2012; 142(4):909-18.  (Lam TH was PhD supervisor of He Y and long term collaborator)  [2012 IF = 5.854] (Ranked 3 out of 27 under the category of “Critical Care Medicine”; 4 out of 50 under the category of “Respiratory system”) (Citation: 2) [link]
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