Research &

Projects

Research Themes

Environmental Health and Infectious Diseases

Research Papers

 

  • Qiu H, Xia X, Man CL, Ko FWS, Yim SHL, Kwok TCY, Ho KF* (2020).  Real-Time Monitoring of the Effects of Personal Temperature Exposure on the Blood Oxygen Saturation Level in Elderly People with and without Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Panel Study in Hong Kong.  Environmental Science and Technology, 54(11):6869–6877.

 

  • Liu Y, Ning Z, Chen Y, Guo M, Liu YL, Gali NK, Sun L, Duan YS, Cai J, Westerdahl D, Liu XJ, Xu K, Ho KF*, Kan HD, Fu QY, Lan K (2020).  Aerodynamic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in two Wuhan hospitals.  Nature, 582:557–560.

 

  • Feng Q, Zhou AS, Zou HC, Ingle S, May MT, Cai WP, Cheng CY, Yang ZY*, Tang JL* (2019).  Quadruple versus triple combination antiretroviral therapies for treatment naive people with HIV: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.  British Medical Journal, 366(8208):l4179.

 

  • Guo C, Hoek G, Chang LY, Bo YC, Lin CQ, Huang B, Chan TC, Tam T, Lau AKH, Lao XQ* (2019).  Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) and Lung Function in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.  Environmental Health Perspectives, 127(12):1270081–9.

 

  • Kwok KO, Wong VWY, Wei WI, Wong SYS, Tang JWT (2020).  Epidemiological characteristics of the first 53 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong, 13 February 2020.  Eurosurveillance, 25(16):pii=2000155.

 

  • Kwok KO, Li KK, Chan HHH, Yi YY, Tang A, Wei WI, Wong SYS (2020).  Community Responses during Early Phase of COVID-19 Epidemic, Hong Kong.  Emerging Infectious Disease, 26(7):1575–1579.

  • Qiu H, Xia X, Man CL, Ko FWS, Yim SHL, Kwok TCY, Ho KF* (2020).  Real-Time Monitoring of the Effects of Personal Temperature Exposure on the Blood Oxygen Saturation Level in Elderly People with and without Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Panel Study in Hong Kong.  Environmental Science and Technology, 54(11):6869–6877.

 

  • Bo YC, Guo C, Lin CQ, Chang LY, Chan TC, Huang B, Lee KP, Tam T, Lau AKH, Lao XQ*, Yeoh EK (2019).  Dynamic Changes in Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter and Incidence of Hypertension in Adults.  Hypertension, 74(3):669–677.

 

  • Lao XQ, Guo C, Chang LY, Bo YC, Zhang ZL, Chuang YC, Jiang WK, Lin CQ, Tam T, Lau AKH, Lin CY, Chan TC (2019).  Long-term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and incident type 2 diabetes: a longitudinal cohort study.  Diabetologia, 62(5):759–769.

 

  • Ho KF, Wu KC, Niu X, Wu Y, Zhu CS, Wu F, Cao JJ, Shen ZX, Hsiao TC, Chuang KJ, Chuang HC (2019).  Contributions of local pollution emissions to particle bioreactivity in downwind cities in China during Asian dust periods.  Environmental Pollution, 245:675–683.

 

  • Wang P, Goggins WB*, Zhang ZY, Ren C, Lau KKL (2020).  Association of urban built environment and socioeconomic factors with suicide mortality in high-density cities: A case study of Hong Kong.  Science of The Total Environment, 739:139877. 

Research Grants

 

  • Photochemical air pollution in highly urbanized subtropical regions: from micro environments to urban-terrestrial-oceanic interactions

PI: Prof HO Kin Fai

Sponsor: Research Grants Council (RGC) Theme-based Research Scheme (TBRS)

Duration: 2018 – 2022

 

  • Sleep Deprivation, Circadian Disruption and Mild Cognitive Impairment among Patients with Silicosis in Hong Kong

PI: Prof Shelly TSE

Sponsor: Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board (PCFB)

Duration: 2018 – 2021

 

  • Increasing the resilience to the health impacts of extreme weather on elderly people under future climate change

PI: Prof William GOGGINS

Sponsor: Research Grants Council (RGC) Research Impact Fund (RIF)

Duration:  2019 – 2022

  • Effect of long-term exposure to multiple air pollutants on respiratory health in Hong Kong primary school children

PI: Prof LAO Xiangqian

Sponsor: Food and Health Bureau (FHB) Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)

Duration: 2019 – 2021

 

  • Acquisition of Multidrug Resistant Organisms among Travelers in Hong Kong: Prevalence, Determinants and Persistence

PI: Prof KWOK Kin On

Sponsor: Food and Health Bureau (FHB) Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)

Duration: 2019 – 2022

 

  • Investigation of Hong Kong’s early detection, assessment and response (S-EDAR) system to the new emerging infectious disease outbreak COVID-19

PI: Prof YEOH Eng Kiong

Sponsor: Food and Health Bureau (FHB) Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) Commissioned Study on COVID-19

Duration: 2020 – 2022

  • How high is the risk of environmental contamination and airborne infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus?

PI: Prof HUNG Chi Tim

Sponsor: Food and Health Bureau (FHB) Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) Commissioned Study on COVID-19

Duration: 2020 – 2021

 

  • Characterizing whole genome stability of the novel coronavirus and host susceptibility

PI: Prof Maggie WANG

Sponsor: Food and Health Bureau (FHB) Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) Commissioned Study on COVID-19

Duration: 2020 – 2022

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