Wu, Peng

PhD, BMed (Southeast); BMgt (China Pharmaceutical)
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Contact Information
Tel: 3917 6746
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Dr Peng Wu was originally trained in clinical medicine in China and later graduated with a PhD from the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong. She is responsible for an introductory module in infectious diseases in the MPH curriculum. Dr Wu's primary research area is infectious disease epidemiology. She has a growing interest in the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, as well as a continued interest in influenza (seasonal and avian influenza), RSV, and hand, foot and mouth disease. Her research involvesinvestigation of the burden and transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, and using knowledge of underlying mechanisms to optimize the use of control measures.

HKU Scholars Hub: Wu, Peng
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Selected Publications 

  1. Lim WW, Wu P*, Ni K, Bong HS, Wong JYT, Fang VJ, Cowling BJ. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Asia Pacific: a systematic review. J Glob Antimicrob Re 2018;16:17-27.
  2. Li Y, Chang Z, Wu P, Liao Q, LiuF, Zheng Y, Luo L, Zhou Y, Chen Q, Yu S, Guo C, Chen Z, Long L, Zhao S, Yang B, Yu H, Cowling BJ. Emerging enteroviruses causing hand, foot and mouth disease in China, 2010-2016. Emerg Infect Dis2018; 24(10):1902-1906.
  3. Yang J, Lau YC, Wu P, Feng L, Wang X, Chen T, Ali ST, Peng Z, Fang VJ, Zhang J, He Y, Lau EHY, Qin Y, Yang J, Zheng J, Jiang H, Yu H, Cowling BJ. Variation in influenza B virus epidemiology by lineage, China. Emerg Infect Dis2018; 24(8):1536-1540.
  4. Wang X, Jiang H, Wu P, Uyeki TM, Feng L, Lai S, Wang L, Hu X, Xu K, Chen E, Wang X, He J, Kang M, Zhang R, Zhang J, Wu J, Hu S, Zhang H, Liu X, Fu W, Ou J, Wu S, Qin Y, Zhang Z, Shi Y, Zhang J, Artois J, Fang VJ, Zhu H, Guan Y, Gilbert M, Horby, PW, Leung GM, Gao GF, Cowling BJ, Yu H. Epidemiology of avian influenza A H7N9 virus in human beings across five epidemics in mainland China, 2013–17: an epidemiological study of laboratory-confirmed case series. Lancet Infect Dis 2017;17(8):822–832.
  5. Jiang H, Wu P, Uyeki TM, He J, Deng Z, Xu W, Lv Q, Zhang J, Wu Y, Tsang TK, Kang M, Zheng J, Yang B, Qin Y, Feng L, Fang VJ, Gao GF, Leng GM, Yu H, Cowling BJ. Preliminary epidemiologic assessment of human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N6) virus, China. Clin Infect Dis 2017;65(3):383-388.
  6. Wu P, Presanis AM, Bond HS, Lau EHY, Fang VJ, Cowling BJ. A joint analysis of influenza-associated hospitalizations and mortality in Hong Kong, 1998-2013. Sci Rep 2017;7(1):929.
  7. Cowling BJ, Wu P, Janice LYC, Chan K-H, Chan ELY, Fang VJ, So L-Y, Peiris JSM, Chiu SS. Population-based hospitalization burden of lineage specific influenza B children in Hong Kong, 2004-2014. Clin Infect Dis 2017;65(2):300-307.
  8. Wu P, Jiang H, Wu JT, Chen E, He J, Zhou H, Wei L, Yang J, Yang B, Qin Y, Fang VJ, Li M, Tsang TK, Zheng J, Lau EHY, Cao Y, Chai C, Zhong H, Li Z, Leung GM, Feng L, Gao GF, Cowling BJ, Yu H. Poultry market closures and human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus, China, 2013-14. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014; 20(11):1891–94.
  9. Ip DKM, Liao Q, Wu P, Gao Z, Cao B, Feng L, Xu X, Jiang H, Li M, Bao J, Zheng J, Zhang Q, Chang Z, Li Y, Yu J, Liu F, Ni MY, Wu JT, Cowling BJ, Yang W, Leung GM, Yu H. Detection of mild to moderate influenza A/H7N9 infection by China’s national sentinel surveillance system for influenza-like illness: case series. BMJ. 2013;346:f3693.
  10. Wu P, Goldstein E, Ho LM, Yang L, Nishiura H, Wu JT, Ip DKM, Lau EHY, Chuang S-K, Tsang T, Cowling BJ. Excess mortality associated with influenza A and B virus in Hong Kong, 1998-2009. J Infect Dis. 2012. 206:1862


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