Quan, Jianchao

Clinical Assistant Professor (joint appointment with Faculty of Business and Economics)

Division of Health Economics, Policy and Management

  • BA (Oxon), BM BCh (Oxon), MA (Oxon), MEcon (HK), MPH (HK), MD (HK), FHKCCM, FHKAM (Community Medicine)

Prof Chao Quan is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health and HKU Business School (Faculty of Business and Economics). He completed his bachelor’s degrees and medical training at the University of Oxford and received his higher doctorate degree by research at the University of Hong Kong. Prof Quan is a clinical specialist in public health medicine, a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Community Medicine). As a concentration lead for the Master of Public Health programme, he oversees admissions and curriculum development for the Health Economics, Policy and Management stream.

Prof Quan applies health economics, health policy evaluation and health care services research to improve population health. His research focuses on program evaluation of public health policies and modelling of policy interventions. His team use data-driven approaches to study modifiable risk factors including alcohol, tobacco, and non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancer. 

Prof Quan has been awarded over US$5million (HK$41m) in research funding as principal investigator including support from the Research Grants Council (ECS/GRF), Department of Health, and Health Bureau (Commissioned, Investigator-initiated and Research Fellowship HMRF schemes). He has served as an expert advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) on human genomics for public health and is currently a member of the Lancet Public Health Commission on gambling.

Please contact Prof Quan with a resume for student and research opportunities: jquan@hku.hk.

Current projects:

  • health economic evaluation of genetic risk tailored cancer screening
  • evaluation of the Hong Kong Genome Project
  • economics of caregiving and evaluation of district-based caregiver support
  • spill-over impact of COVID-19 disruptions on healthcare for non-communicable diseases
  • disease-related healthcare system costs
  • discrete choice experiments in health insurance

Selected Publications
  1. Andres EB, Du X, Pang SSL, Liang JN, Ye J, Lee MH, Tarrant M, Yung SS, Johnston JM, Lok KYW, Quan J. Extended Paid Maternity Leave Associated With Improved Maternal Mental Health In Hong Kong. Health Affairs. 2024 . https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2023.00742
    [IF 9.7 (2022), Rank 1/87 Health Policy & Services; 2/106 Health Care Sciences & Services]
  2. Zhang Y, Ong XJ, Tang S, Tang YC, Wong CT, Ng CS, Quan J. Comparison of prediction models for cardiovascular and mortality risk in people with diabetes: an external validation in 23,685 adults of the UK Biobank. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 2024. https://doi.org/10.1111/dom.15474.
    [IF 5.8 (2022), Rank 31/145 Endocrinology & Metabolism]
  3. Ng CS, Au M, Tian LW, Quan J. Impact of alcohol taxes on violence in Hong Kong: a population-based interrupted time series analysis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2022-219996
    [IF 6.3 (2021), Rank 21/182 Public, Environmental and Occupational Health]
  4. Quan J, Zhao Z, Wang L, Ng CS, Kwok HHY, Zhang M, Zhou S, Ye J, Ong XJ, Ma R, Leung GM, Eggleston K, Zhou M. Potential health and economic impact associated with achieving risk factor control in Chinese adults with diabetes: a microsimulation modelling study. The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2023.100690
    [IF 8.6 (2021), Rank 3/109 Health Sciences & Services; Rank 10/182 Public, Environmental and Occupational Health]
  5. Ng CS, Au M, Leung JYY, Leung GM, Tian L, Quan J. The impact of road safety policies in a deregulated alcohol tax environment in Hong Kong: a 15-year time series analysis. Addiction. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15866
    [IF 7.3 (2021), Rank 3/37 Substance Abuse]
  6. Ng CS, Au M, Ma R, Leung JYY, Quan J. The impact of alcohol pricing policies on public health in Hong Kong, China: a modelling study. The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100510
    [IF 8.6 (2021), Rank 3/109 Health Sciences & Services; Rank 10/182 Public, Environmental and Occupational Health]
  7. Quan J, Ng CS, Kwok HHY, Zhang A, Yuen YH, Choi CH, Siu SC, Tang SY, Wat NM, Woo J, Eggleston K, Leung GM. Development and validation of the CHIME simulation model to assess lifetime health outcomes of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in Chinese populations: A modelling study. PLOS Medicine. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003692
    [IF 11.1 (2020), Rank 10/169 Medicine, General & Internal]
  8. Mok CH, Kwok HHY, Ng CS, Leung GM, Quan J. Health state utility values for type 2 diabetes and related complications in East and Southeast Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Value in Health. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2020.12.019
    [IF 5.7 (2020), Rank 4/88 Health Policy & Services, 9/108 Health Sciences & Services, 24/377 Economics]
  9. Quan J, Pang D, Li TK, Choi CH, Siu SC, Tang SY, Wat NM, Woo J, Lau ZY, Tan KB, Leung GM. Risk Prediction Scores for Mortality, Cerebrovascular, and Heart Disease Among Chinese People with Type 2 Diabetes. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2019-00731
    [IF 5.6 (2018), Rank 22/145, Endocrinology & Metabolism]
  10. Quan J, Zhang H, Pang D, Chen BK, Johnston JM, Jian W, Lau ZY, Iizuka T, Leung GM, Fang H, Tan KB, Eggleston K. Avoidable hospital admissions from diabetes complications in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and communities outside Beijing. Health Affairs. 2017. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0479
    [IF 5.7 (2018), Rank 3/81 Health Policy & Services, 3/98 Health Care Sciences & Services]