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Professor Albert LEE (李大拔教授)

MB BS (Med.Deg-London) LLB (Hons-London) MPH (CUHK) MD (Higher Med Doctoral Deg-CUHK) LLM (Distinct-Arb & DR) DCH (Ireland) M. Res & Prof. Study in Ed (Bristol) FRCP (London & Ireland) FCIArb (UK) FFPH (UK) FRACGP (Aust) US Nat. Acad. Med. (Foreign Associate) FHKAM (FamMed)

Professor (Clinical);
Director of Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion;
JC School of Public Health and Primary Care

Email: alee@cuhk.edu.hk

Personal Website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/med/hep/prof_alee/main.html

Division

Division of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care

Division of Behavioral Health and Health Promotion

Biography

“Practising clinician, educational innovator and research leader in Family Medicine, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Asia. Dr. Lee has particular focus on promotion of child and adolescent health through school settings linking to community and primary health care.  He has contributed models of care for school health, applicable internationally.”  This was citation for election as member of National Academy of Medicine (NAM) USA in 2012 and the first elected from Hong Kong.  He has served NAM Forum on ‘Investing in Children globally’ (iYCG) and co-chair HK iYCG workshop in 2015. He is Vice President of UNESCO-HK. He has served as WHO Advisor/Consultant since 2003.

Albert obtained Medical Degree from University of London, higher doctorate degree in Medicine (MD) from CUHK, and higher professional qualifications in Family Medicine and Public Health. He also obtained Law Degree from University of London and Master of Law with distinction (Arbitration and DR) from City University of Hong Kong, and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is Professor (Clinical) in Public Health and Primary Care and the Founding Director of Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion. He is Fellow and Associate Dean of General Education of CUHK Wu Yee Sun College.

Research Interest

  • Health promotion and disease prevention by minimisation of risk factors/behaviours and enhancement of protective health factors/behaviours using the setting approach such as Healthy Cities, Health Promoting School, Health Promoting workplaces and Health Promoting in Health Care system. It is hoped that the setting approach would help to address the determinants of health from a wider perspectives namely socio-economic, cultural, political, environmental (physical and social), biological, and advancement of medical technology. 

  • Child and adolescent health through school setting linking to community and primary care involving wider sectors and community beyond health sector such as education, social services, security, legal, municipality, culture and recreation, mass media, food and catering. 

  • Community based care for management of chronic disease with focus on diabetes mellitus, hypertension, asthma. COPD, musculoskeletal problems, obesity/overweight leading to evolution of new model of integrated care moving beyond hospital and clinics into the community. 

  • Education development for professionals in Family Medicine, Primary Health Care and Health Promotion, School Health. 

  • Research on medico-legal issues and use of alternate dispute resolution in health and social services.

 

Selected Publications 

  1. Lee A. Bolam’ to ‘Montgomery’ is result of evolutionary change of medical practice towards ‘Patient-Centered Care. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2017; 93:46–50. doi:10.1136/postgradmedj

  2. Lo K., Cheung C., Lee A*., Keung V., Tam W Associated demographic factors of instrumental and emotional feeding in parents of Hong Kong children. Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2016; 116(12): 1925–1931 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2016.06.006

  3. Chen FL and Lee A. Health-promoting educational settings in Taiwan: development and evaluation of the Health-Promoting School Accreditation System. Global Health Promotion 2016; 23 Supp. 1: 18–25

  4. Lee A. Chua HW, Chan M, Leung P, Wong JWS, Chuh ATT.  Health disparity still exists in an economically well-developed society in Asia. PLoS One 2015; 10:6 e0130424

  5. Tam WS, Lee A*, Lo K, Keung. Associations between parental feeding styles and childhood eating habits: a survey of Hong Kong pre-school children.  PLoS One 2015; 10:4 e0124753DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124753

  6. Tam WS, Chan J, Ho KKH, Lee A, Chan PKS, Chan D, Nelson T. Parental attitudes and factors associated with varicella vaccination in preschool and school children in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional study. Medicine 2015; 94(36): e.1519

  7. Lee A, Wong MCS, Chan TN, Chan PKS. A Home-School-Doctor Model to break the barriers for uptake of Human Papillomavirus vaccine. BMC Public Health 2015; 15:935 DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2269-1

  8. Lee A, Ho M, Keung MW, Kwong ACM. Childhood Obesity Management shifting from Health Care System to School System: Intervention Study of School-Based Weight Management Programme. BMC Public Health 2014; 14: 1128 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1128

  9. Tam W, Vera Keung V, Lee A*, Lo K Cheung C.  Chinese translation and validation of a parental feeding style questionnaire for parents of Hong Kong preschoolers.  BMC Public Health 2014; 14: 1194 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1194

  10. Lee A. Gibb S. Neurobiology of Food Addiction and Adolescent Obesity Prevention in Low and Middle Income Countries. J Adol Health 2013: 52: S39-42.
    *corresponding author

 

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