Ni, Yuxuan Michael

MBBS (HK), MD (HK), MPH (Harvard), MRCP (UK), FFPH, FHKCCM, FHKAM (Community Medicine)
Clinical Assistant Professor (joint appointment with Faculty of Architecture)
Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice
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Dr Michael Ni joined the School of Public Health as Clinical Assistant Professor. After obtaining his medical degree, Dr Ni trained in internal medicine at Queen Mary Hospital, pursued postgraduate studies at Harvard University, and obtained a higher doctorate by research from the University of Hong Kong. Dr Ni is a specialist in public health medicine and was awarded Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Community Medicine), Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, and the United Kingdom’s Faculty of Public Health. He also obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, and is the recipient of the American College of Chest Physicians Prize.

Dr Ni is Programme Director for the FAMILY Cohort, a territory-wide cohort study on individual- and household-level health, happiness and family harmony. He maintains active collaborations in chronic disease and psychiatric epidemiology locally and internationally, and has contributed as a reviewer for various international journals. Dr Ni is responsible for coordinating a number of modules in both the undergraduate medical and postgraduate public health curricula. His research interests include chronic disease epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, lifestyle and lifecourse epidemiology.

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Selected Publications  (Pub Med Search)

  1. Leung GM, Ni MY*, Wong PTK, et al. Cohort Profile FAMILY Cohort. International Journal of Epidemiology 2015 (Epub 2015/1/23) [link]
  2. Ni MY*, Li TK, Pang H, et al. Direct participation in and indirect exposure to “Occupy Central” and depressive symptoms: a longitudinal study of Hong Kong adults. American Journal of Epidemiology 2016; 184(9):636-643 [link]
  3. Ni MY*, Li TK, Pang H, et al. Longitudinal patterns and predictors of depression trajectories related to the 2014 Occupy Central/Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. American Journal of Public Health 2017 [link
  4. Gilman SE, Ni MY, Dunn EC, et al. Contributions of the social environment to first-onset and recurrent mania. Molecular Psychiatry 2015;20(3):329-36 [link]
  5. Ni MY*, Li TK, Hui RW, McDowell I, Leung GM. Effect of request for unique personal identifiers and souvenir incentives on consent to health record linkage: evidence from an RCT nested within a cohort. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2017 [link]
  6. Ni MY, Jiang CQ, Cheng KK, et al. Stress across the Life Course and Depression in a Rapidly Developing Population: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2016 Jun;31(6):629-37 [link]
  7. Ni MY*, Li TK, Yu NX, et al. Normative data and psychometric properties of the Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) and the abbreviated version (CD-RISC2) among the general population in Hong Kong. Quality of Life Research 2015 [link]
  8. Ni MY*, Chan BHY, Leung GM, Lau EH, Pang H. Transmissibility of the Ice Bucket Challenge among globally influential celebrities: retrospective cohort study. BMJ 2014; 349:g7185 [link]
  9. Cowling BJ, Jin L, Lau EH, Liao Q, Wu P, Jiang H, Tsang TK, Zheng J, Fang VJ, Chang Z, Ni MY, Zhang Q, Ip DK, 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 H5N1 viruses in China: a population-based study of laboratory-confirmed cases. Lancet 2013; 382:129-37. [link]
  10. Yu H, Wu JT, Cowling BJ, Liao Q, Fang VJ, Zhou S, Wu P, Zhou H, Lau EH, Guo D, Ni MY, Peng Z, Feng L, Jiang H, Luo H, Li Q, Feng Z, Wang Y, Yang W, Leung GM. Effect of closure of live poultry markets on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus: an ecological study. Lancet 2014; 383:541-548. [link] Joomla 3.3 Templates