Infectious disease epidemiology (of directly transmissible respiratory pathogens)
Yu H, Wu JT, Cowling BJ, Liao Q, Fang VJ, Zhou S, Wu P, Zhou H, Lau EHY, Guo D, Ni MY, Peng Z, Feng L, Luo H, Jiang H, Li Q, Feng Z, Wang Y, Yang W, Leung GM. Impact of live poultry market closure in reducing bird-to-human transmission of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus: an ecological study. Lancet. 2013. (in press)
Yu H, Cowling BJ, Feng L, Lau EHY, Liao Q, Tsang TK, Peng Z, Wu P, Liu F, Fang VJ, Zhang H, Li M, Zeng L, Xu Z, Li Z, Luo H, Li Q, Feng Z, Cao B, Yang W, Wu JT, Wang Y, Leung GM. Clinical severity of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Lancet. 2013;382:138-45.
Cowling BJ, Jin L, Lau EHY, Liao Q, Wu Peng, Jiang H, Tsang TK, Zheng J, Fang VJ, Chang Z, Ni MY, Zhang Q, Ip DKM, Yu J, Li Y, Wang L, Tu W, Meng L, Wu JT, Luo H, Li Q, Shu Y, Li Z, Feng Z, Yang W, Wang Y, Leung GM, Yu H. Comparative epidemiology of human infections with avian influenza A(H7N9) and A(H5N1) viruses in China. Lancet. 2013;382:129-37.
Leung GM, Nicoll A. Reflections on pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and the international response. PLoS Med. 2010;7(10):e1000346.
Lipsitch M, Hayden FG, Cowling BJ, Leung GM. How to maintain surveillance for novel influenza A H1N1 when there are too many cases to count. Lancet. 2009; 374: 1209–11.
Wu JT, Riley S, Fraser C, Leung GM. Reducing the impact of the next influenza pandemic using household-based public health interventions. PLoS Med. 2006;3:e361.
Cowling BJ, Chan KH, Fang VJ, Cheng CKY, Fung ROP, Wai W, Sin J, Seto WH, Yung R, Chu DWS, Chiu BCF, Lee PWY, Chiu MC, Lee HC, Uyeki TM, Houck PM, Peiris JSM, Leung GM. Face masks and hand hygiene to prevent influenza transmission in households: a cluster randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2009;151:437-446.
Cowling BJ, Ng S, Ma ESK, Cheng CKY, Wai W, Fang VJ, Chan KH, Ip DKM, Chiu SS, Peiris JSM, Leung GM. Protective efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccination against seasonal and pandemic influenza virus infection during 2009 in Hong Kong. Clin Infect Dis. 2010;51:1370-9.
Leung GM, Hedley AJ, Ho LM, Chau P, Wong IOL, Thach TQ, Ghani AC, Donnelly CA, Fraser C, Riley S, Ferguson NM, Anderson RM, Tsang T, Leung PY, V Wong, J Chan, Lo SV, Lam TH. The epidemiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome in the 2003 Hong Kong epidemic: analysis of all 1,755 patients. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:662-73.
Leung GM, Rainer TH, Lau FL, Wong IOL, Tong A, Wong TW, Kong J, Hedley AJ, Lam TH for Hospital Authority SARS Collaborative Group. A clinical prediction rule for diagnosing severe acute respiratory syndrome in the emergency department. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:333-42.
Lifestyle and lifecourse epidemiology
Schooling CM, Hui LL, Ho LM, Lam TH, Leung GM. Cohort profile: “Children of 1997”: a Hong Kong Chinese birth cohort. Int J Epidemiol. 2011. (in press)
Jiang CQ, Thomas GN, Lam TH, Schooling CM, Zhang WS, Lao XQ, Liu B, Adab P, Leung GM, Cheng KK. Cohort profile: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study, a Guangzhou-Hong Kong-Birmingham collaboration. Int J Epidemiol. 2006; 35:844-52.
Schooling CM, Leung GM. A socio-biological explanation for social disparities in non-communicable chronic diseases – the product of history? J Epidemiol Commun H. 2010;64:941-949.
Chung RY, Schooling CM, Cowling BJ, Leung GM. How does socioeconomic development affect risk of mortality? An age-period-cohort analysis from a recently transitioned population in China. Am J Epidemiol. 2010;171:345-56.
Schooling CM, Jiang CQ, Zhang WS, Cheng KK, Lam TH, Leung GM. Life course origins of social inequalities in metabolic risk in the population of a developing country. Am J Epidemiol. 2008; 167(4):419-28
Schooling CM, Lam TH, Li ZB, Ho SY, Chan WM, Ho KS, Tham MK, Cowling BJ, Leung GM. Obesity, physical activity and mortality in a prospective Chinese elderly cohort. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166:1498-1504.
Leung GM, Ho LM, Tin KYK, Schooling CM, Lam TH. Health care consequences of cesarean birth during the first 18 months of life: the 1997 Hong Kong Birth Cohort. Epidemiology. 2007;18(4):479-484.
Leung GM, Lam TH, Ho LM, Lau YL. Health consequences of breastfeeding: doctors’ visits and hospitalisations during the first 18 months of life in Hong Kong Chinese infants. Epidemiology. 2005;16:328-35.
Breast and cervical cancer epidemiology
Wong IOL, Tsang JWH, Cowling BJ, Leung GM. Optimising resource allocation for breast cancer prevention and care among Hong Kong Chinese women. Cancer. 2012;118:4394-403.
Wong IOL, Kuntz KM, Cowling BJ, Lam CLK, Leung GM. Cost-effectiveness of mammography screening for Chinese women. Cancer. 2007;110:885-95.
Woo PPS, Kim J, Leung GM. What is the most cost-effective population-based cancer screening package for Chinese women? J Clin Oncol. 2007;25(6):617-24.
Leung GM, Woo PPS, McGhee SM, Cheung ANY, Fan S, Mang O, Thach TQ, Ngan HYS. Age-period-cohort analysis of cervical cancer incidence in Hong Kong from 1972 to 2001 using maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods. J Epidemiol Comm Health. 2006;60:712-20.
Leung GM, Thach TQ, Lam TH, Hedley AJ, Foo W, Fielding R, Yip PSF, Lau EMC, Wong CM. Trends in breast cancer incidence in Hong Kong between 1973 and 1999: an age-period-cohort analysis. Br J Cancer. 2002;87:982-8.
Leung GM, Lam TH, Thach TQ, Hedley AJ. Will screening mammography in the East do more harm than good? Am J Public Health. 2002;92:1841-6.
Health services and policy research
Leung GM, Bacon-Shone J (eds). Hong Kong’s health system – reflections, perspectives and visions. Hong Kong:Hong Kong University Press;2006. (568 pp.) ISBN 962-209-804-5. Paperback edition; 2012. ISBN 978-988-8139-55-2.
Leung GM, Wagstaff A, Lindelow M, Lu JR. Health systems of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In Heggenhougen HK and Quah S (eds.) International encyclopedia of public health. Vol. 1. San Diego:Academic Press;2008:656-71.
Wong IOL, Lindner MJ, Cowling BJ, Lau EHY, Lo SV, Leung GM. Measuring moral hazard and adverse selection by propensity scoring in the mixed health care economy of Hong Kong. Health Policy. 2010;95:24-35.
Chung RY, Tin KYK, Cowling BJ, Chan KP, Chan WM, Lo SV, Leung GM. Long-term care cost drivers and expenditure projection to 2036 in Hong Kong. BMC Health Serv Res. 2009;9:172
Wong IOL, Cowling BJ, Lo SV, Leung GM. A multilevel analysis of the effects of neighbourhood income inequality on individual self-rated health in Hong Kong. Soc Sci Med. 2009;68:124-132
Leung GM, Tin KYK, O’Donnell O. Redistribution or horizontal equity in Hong Kong’s mixed public-private system: a policy conundrum. Health Econ. 2009;18:37-54.
Leung GM, Tin KYK, Chan WS. Hong Kong’s health spending projections through 2033. Health Policy. 2007;81:93-101.
Leung GM, Wong IOL, Chan WS, Choi S, Lo SV on behalf of the Health Care Financing Study Group. The ecology of health care in Hong Kong. Soc Sci Med. 2005;61:577-90.
Leung GM, Castan-Cameo S, McGhee SM, Wong IOL, Johnston JM. Waiting time, doctor-shopping and non-attendance at specialist outpatient clinics: case-control study of 6,495 individuals in Hong Kong. Med Care. 2003;41:1293-300.