Public Health Research Centre

Background

Established in September 2004, The Public Health Research Centre (PHRC) is one of the six research centres based on the Faculty’s strategic research themes. Currently under the directorship of Professor Richard Fielding, the Centre provides an evolving platform for multi-disciplinary research within the Faculty of Medicine at HKU, in collaboration with local partners, and others in Mainland China, regional and international institutions, and the World Health Organization. The Centre is one embodiment of the University Research Committee’s Strategic Research Theme of Public Health established in 2005, since which there has been a significant expansion in collaborative research and new developments in areas on obesity, public health genetics and infectious disease epidemiology. Together with the School of Public Health, PHRC members are actively engaged in a number of projects of public health significance in the areas listed below.

The PHRC is committed to public health and related multidisciplinary research which can provide the evidence and intelligence most needed to support policies and strategies for the control of the double disease burden of the communicable and non-communicable diseases and for the promotion of public health and well-being of the population locally, regionally as well as internationally.

Function

To provide an environment conducive to the development of novel research of significance by promoting multidisciplinary approaches to contemporary public health problems.

Mission

The Centre is committed to protecting and improving health for all people, through the synthesis of state-of-the-science research, the dissemination of knowledge in education and training, and the application of public health sciences.
Since its establishment, the PHRC has developed various key research programmes, including:

  • Infectious disease epidemiology and modeling
  • Air pollution and public health
  • Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Project
  • Hong Kong Elderly Cohort and 1997 Hong Kong Birth Cohort
  • Public health genetics
  • Tobacco control
  • Smoking cessation research
  • Health policy, economics and health services research
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Health risk perception
  • Obesity
  • Hong Kong Jockey Club FAMILY Project

Contact details:  Ms. Karen Lau (Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它)

Membership
Name Post School/ Department
Fielding, Richard Director School of Public Health
(To be confirmed) Deputy Director (To be confirmed)
Beh, Philip Swan Lip Full Member Department of Pathology
Chau, Pui Hing Patsy Full Member School of Nursing
Cherny, Stacey Shawn Full Member Department of Psychiatry
Cowling, Benjamin John Full Member School of Public Health
Fong, Siu Cheung Colman Full Member Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Ho, Daniel Sai Yin Full Member School of Public Health
Hui, Lai Ling Connie Full Member School of Public Health
Ip, Dennis Full Member School of Public Health
Johnston, Janice Mary Full Member School of Public Health
Lai, Hak Kan Full Member School of Public Health
Lam, Cindy Lo Kuen Full Member Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Lam, Tai Pong Full Member Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Lam, Tai Hing Full Member School of Public Health
Lam, Wendy Wing Tak Full Member School of Public Health
Lau, Eric Ho Yin Full Member School of Public Health
Lee, Peter Wing Ho Full Member Department of Psychiatry
Leung, Gabriel M Full Member School of Public Health
Leung, Yue Yan June Full Member School of Public Health
McGhee, Sarah Morag Full Member School of Public Health
Ngai, Vivian F W Full Member School of Nursing
Ni, Yuxuan Michael Full Member School of Public Health
Schooling, Catherine Mary Full Member School of Public Health
Tarrant, Agnes Marie Full Member School of Nursing
Tiwari, Agnes Fung Yee Full Member School of Nursing
Wong, Chit Ming Full Member School of Public Health
Wong, Janet Yuen Ha Full Member School of Nursing
Wong, Oi Ling Irene Full Member School of Public Health
Wong, William Full Member Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Wu, Joseph Tsz Kei Full Member School of Public Health

 

As at October 2013, PHRC comprises 31 full members, 46 associate members and 35 casual members. Members of the Centre come from a wide spectrum both within and outside the Faculty.

 

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