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Professor Greta Chun-huen TAM (譚俊萱教授)

MBBS (HKU), MS(UCSF), DFPH(UK)  

Research Assistant Professor

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care
 

Email: gretatam@cuhk.edu.hk

Division

Division of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care

Biography

Professor Greta Tam graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong in 2010, after matriculating at the University of Oxford to study biochemistry. She obtained her masters in global health at the University of California, San Francisco.  She is currently an associate fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine and a diplomate member of the Faculty of Public Health, UK.  In 2014, she was awarded the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine Training and Research Scholarship to participate in Harvard University’s yearlong Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program.  In 2016, she passed the Part II HKCCM exam. 

 

She has a long-standing interest in global health, particularly in infectious diseases.  She is principal investigator of an HMRF grant on opt-out HIV testing in the outpatient setting and co-investigator on grants for tuberculosis and influenza research.  She has worked at the Shanghai Medical Children’s centre, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in New Delhi, Grameen Bank in Dhaka as well as spending time at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh. Her master’s thesis was on anti-malarial drug resistance in Ugandan children.  

Research Interest

  • Infectious diseases

  • Global health

 

Selected Publications 

  1. Chan, E., Cheng, C., Tam, G., Huang, Z., & Lee, P. (2015). Impact of prolonged warning on public fatigue: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Hong Kong population towards pandemic preparedness of human A/H7N9 influenza epidemic in China in 2014.  Prehosp Disaster Med, 30(Suppl.1).

  2. Chan, E., Cheng, C., Tam, G., Huang, Z., & Lee, P. (2015). Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Hong Kong population towards human A/H7N9 influenza pandemic preparedness, China, 2014. BMC Public Health, 15(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2245-9

  3. Chan, E., Cheng, C., Tam, G., Huang, Z., & Lee, P. (2015). Willingness of future A/H7N9 influenza vaccine uptake: A cross-sectional study of Hong Kong community. Vaccine, 33(38), 4737-4740. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.07.046

  4. Chong, K., Wang, X., Liu, S., Cai, J., Su, X., Zee, B., & Tam, G. et al. (2015). Interpreting the transmissibility of the avian influenza A(H7N9) infection from 2013 to 2015 in Zhejiang Province, China. Epidemiology And Infection, 144(08), 1584-1591. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0950268815002812

  5. Chong, K., Zhang, C., Zee, B., Luo, T., Wang, L., & Tam, G. et al. (2017). Interpreting the transmissibility of measles in two different post periods of supplementary immunization activities in Hubei, China. Vaccine, 35(7), 1024-1029. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.01.010

  6. Leung, C., Yew, W., Mok, T., Lau, K., Wong, C., Chau, C., Chan C., Chang K., Tam, G., et al. (2017). Effects of diabetes mellitus on the clinical presentation and treatment response in tuberculosis. Respirology, 22(6), 1225-1232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.13017

  7. Zhu, R., Law, T., Tong, D., Tam, G., & Law, S. (2014). Spontaneous circumferential intramural esophageal dissection complicated with esophageal perforation and esophageal-pleural fistula: a case report and literature review. Diseases Of The Esophagus, 29(7), 872-879. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dote.12200

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