Tam, Yat Hung

MBChB(CUHK), MPH(HK), MSc(InfectDis)(Lond), MBuddhStud(HK), FHKCCM, FHKAM(Community Medicine), FFPH
Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice
Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice
Contact Information
Tel: 3917 6777
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Dr Tam Yat-hung obtained his medical degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his master degrees in public health at HKU and in infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is fellows of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in the specialty of community medicine and of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of UK. Before joining the School of Public Health, he worked in different services of the Centre for Health Protection and the Primary Care Office of the Department of Health, the Government of the HKSAR. His practice mainly focused on communicable disease surveillance, epidemiological investigation of disease outbreak and implementation of control and preventive measures, with special interest in field epidemiology. He is currently involved in the public health education for undergraduate and postgraduate students and training of public health specialists. His main research interests include vaccine immunogenicity, efficacy and effectiveness; vaccination strategies; infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology.

HKU Scholars Hub: Tam, Yat Hung


Selected Publications 

  1. Chan L.K.K., Mak V.W.M., Tam Y.H. and Lee H.K.K., Factors affecting patient-reported outcomes after red blood cell transfusion in medical patients, Transfusion. 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/trf.14397
  2. Ip D.K.M., Lau E.H.Y., So H.C., Xiao J., Lam C.K., Fang J., Tam Y.H., Leung G.M. and Cowling B.J., A Smart Card-Based Electronic School Absenteeism System for Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance in Hong Kong: Design, Implementation, and Feasibility Assessment., JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 2017, 3(4): e67. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/publichealth.6810
  3. Ip D.K.M., Lau E.H.Y., Tam Y.H., So H.C., Lam C.K., Cowling B.J. and Leung G.M., Evaluation of an Electronic Smart-Card Based School Absenteeism Surveillance System, In: Edward Mensah, Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2014, 7: e135. http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v7i1.5801
  4. Ip D.K.M., Lau E.H.Y., Tam Y.H., So H.C., Cowling B.J. and Kwok H.K.H., Increases in absenteeism among health care workers in Hong Kong during influenza epidemics, 2004–2009, BMC Infectious Diseases. 2015, 15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-015-1316-y
  5. Liu Y., Tam Y.H., Yuan J., Chen F., Cai W., Liu J., Ma X., Xie C., Zheng C., Zhuo L., Cao X., Tan H., Li B., Xie H., Liu Y. and Ip D.K.M., A Foodborne Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Norovirus through Non-Seafood Vehicle, PLoS ONE. 2015, 10(9): e0137848. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0137848
  6. Tam Y.H., Doak S.A., Perera R.A.P.M., Wong J.H.F., Fang J., Ng T.W., Kwong S.K., Tsui W.W.S., Ip D.K.M., Poon L.M.L., Chau K.V.C., Barr I.G., Peiris J.S.M. and Cowling B.J., Immune responses to twice-annual influenza vaccination in older adults in Hong Kong, Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017, 66(6): 904-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix900
  7. Tam Y.H., Point-of-care diagnostic test for seasonal influenza, In: Dr. WONG Bun Lap, Bernard, Hong Kong Medical Association CME Bulletin. Hong Kong Medical Association, 2016.


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