Ip, Kai Ming Dennis

BSc(BiomedSc)(HK), MBBS(HK), MPhil(Epidemiology)(Cantab), MSc(InfectDis)(Lond), MSc(TravMed)(Glas), MStat(HK), MSc(ApplMath)(CityUHK), PDipID(HK), FRSS, MFTM RCPS(Glas), FACTM, FFTM ACTM
Clinical Associate Professor and Division Head
Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice
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Tel: 3917 6712
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Dr Dennis Ip joined the School of Public Health at HKU in 2008, after worked as a clinician in various settings and on disease modelling in the Centre of Health Protection since graduating with his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong. He received postgraduate training on various areas in UK, including Infectious Diseases at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Travel Medicine at University of Glasgow, and Epidemiology at University of Cambridge. He also holds separate postgraduate degrees in both Statistics and Applied Mathematics.

Dr Ip is a visiting fellow of Hughes Hall of University of Cambridge, a founder member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, a fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and its Faculty of Travel Medicine, and a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

Dr Ip has been the Division Head for the Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice since 2017. He is responsible for teaching the module of Introductory Public Health Genomics on the MPH and MMedSc (Genetic Counselling) curriculums. His primary research interest is in the epidemiology, surveillance, and control of infectious and travel related diseases, and the impact of genetic development on public health practice.

He is a consultant for the World Health Organization on the development of infectious disease surveillance systems in China. He also serves as a member of the Genetic Testing Formulary Scientific Committee of the Hospital Authority, and as a member of the Grant Review Board for the Health and Medical Research Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He reviews manuscripts regularly for various international peer-review journals and serves as a statistical advisor for the editorial board of the journal PLoS ONE.

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Selected Publications  (Pub Med Search)

  1. Ip DK, Liao Q, Wu P, et al. Detection of mild to moderate influenza A/H7N9 infection by China's national sentinel surveillance system for influenza-like illness: case series. BMJ. 2013 Jun 24;346:f3693. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f3693. PMID: 23798720. [2012 IF=17.215] (Ranked 4 out of 155 under the category of “Medicine, General & Internal”) (Citations: 9) [link].
  2. Cowling BJ, Ip DK, Fang VJ, et al. Aerosol transmission is an important mode of influenza A virus spread. Nat Commun. 2013;4:1935. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2922. PMID: 23736803. [2012 IF=10.015] (Ranked 3 out of 56 under the category of “Multidisciplinary Sciences”) (Citations: 6) [link].
  3. Ng S, Ip DK, Fang VJ, et al. The effect of age and recent influenza vaccination history on the immunogenicity and efficacy of 2009-10 seasonal trivalent inactivated influenza vaccination in children. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e59077. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059077. Epub 2013 Mar 12. PMID: 23554974. [2012 IF=3.730] (Ranked 7 out of 56 under the category of “Multidisciplinary Sciences”) [link].
  4. Lau LL, Ip DK, Nishiura H, et al. Heterogeneity in viral shedding among individuals with medically attended influenza A virus infection.  J Infect Dis. 2013 Apr 15;207(8):1281-5. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit034. Epub 2013 Feb 4. [2012 IF=5.848] (Ranked 5 out of 70 under the category of “Infectious Diseases”) (Ranked 20 out of 137 under the category of “Immunology”) (Citations: 4) [link].
  5. Cheng CK, Cowling BJ, Ip DK, et al. Electronic school absenteeism monitoring and influenza surveillance, Hong Kong. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 May;18(5):885-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1805.111796. No abstract available. PMID: 22516519. [2012 IF=5.993] (Ranked 4 out of 70 under the category of “Infectious Diseases”) (Ranked 17 out of 137 under the category of “Immunology”) (Citations: 4) [link].
  6. Ip DK, Schutten M, Fang VJ, et al. Validation of self-swab for virologic confirmation of influenza virus infections in a community setting. J Infect Dis. 2012 Feb 15;205(4):631-4. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jir803. Epub 2011 Dec 23. PMID: 22198963. [2012 IF=5.848] (Ranked 4 out of 70 under the category of “Infectious Diseases”) (Ranked 20 out of 137 under the category of “Immunology”) (Citations: 9) [link].
  7. Cheng CK, Ip DK, Cowling BJ, et al. Digital dashboard design using multiple data streams for disease surveillance with influenza surveillance as an example. J Med Internet Res. 2011 Oct 14;13(4):e85. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1658. PMID: 22001082.  [2012 IF=3.768] (Ranked 4 out of 83 under the category of “Health Care Sciences & Services”)(Ranked 1 out of 23 under the category of “Medical Informatics”) (Citations: 6) [link].
  8. Zhou Y, Lau EH, Ip DK, et al.  Years of life lost in the first wave of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic in Hong Kong. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Oct 15;178(8):1313-8. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt120. Epub 2013 Aug 26. PMID: 23978528. [2012 IF=4.780] (Ranked 9 out of 161 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health”) [link].
  9. Ng S, Fang VJ, Ip DK, et al. Estimation of the association between antibody titers and protection against confirmed influenza virus infection in children. J Infect Dis. 2013 Oct 15;208(8):1320-4. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit372. Epub 2013 Aug 1. PMID: 23908481. [2012 IF=5.848] (Ranked 4 out of 70 under the category of “Infectious Diseases”) (Rank 20 out of 137 under the category of “Immunology”) [link].
  10. Wong JY, Kelly H, Ip DK, et al. Case fatality risk of influenza A (H1N1pdm09): a systematic review. Epidemiology. 2013 Nov;24(6):830-41. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3182a67448. PMID: 24045719. [2012 IF=5.738] (Ranked 5 out of 161 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health”) (Citations: 3) [link]. 


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