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​Prof. Joey Zu-yao YANG 楊祖耀教授


Prof. Joey Zu-yao YANG

BMedSc (PKU), MMedSc (PKU), PhD (CUHK) 


楊祖耀教授在北京大學獲得預防醫學學士學位和流行病學及生物統計學碩士學位,在香港中文大學獲得公共衞生博士學位。 他擅長流行病學方法,尤其是系統回顧,並大量參與本科生和研究生課程的流行病學課程教學。 楊教授撰寫了60多篇論文,其中包括發表在《英國醫學雜誌》和《內科年鑒》等備受推崇的期刊上。 他還擔任著20多份國際期刊的同行評審。


  • 主要慢性病的預後因素和治療效果

  • 心血管疾病的風險因素和基層預防

  • 循證醫學:過度診斷和過度治療

  • 研究廢料

Recent Funded Research Projects 

  • Estimating the magnitude of over-diagnosis of thyroid cancer and prostate cancer in mainland China: a modelling study based on national registry data. The Chinese University of Hong Kong Direct Grant for Research 2019/2020, HK$ 62,000, 30 June 2020 - 29 June 2021, the principal applicant

  • Relationship between skin rash and clinical outcomes in advanced pancreatic cancer treated with gemcitabine plus erlotinib: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, 2017.07.24-2018.07.23, HK$ 431,260.00, the principal applicant

  • Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK$360,000.00, 2014.04-2016.04, the principal applicant

  • The concordance of KRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA, and PTEN status between primary tumors and corresponding metastases in patients with colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, 2015.07.01-2016.06.30, HK$ 356,664.00, the 2nd applicant

  • The predictive biomarkers for EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors treatment in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, 2014.01.01-2014.12.31, HK$ 214,416.00, the 2nd applicant

  • The association between molecular biomarkers in EGFR downstream signaling pathway and clinical outcomes of cetuximab treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, 2013.06.01-2016.05.31, HK$ 981,720.00, the 5th applicant

  • Design and evaluating a new model to determine whose cholesterol should be measured for primary prevention, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2013.01.01-2016.12.31, RMB 850,000.00, the 7th applicant


  1. Stanley Kam Chung Chan, Dexing Zhang, Susan M Bögels, Christian Shaunlyn Chan, Kelly Yee Ching Lai, Herman Hay Ming Lo, Benjamin Hon Kei Yip, Elsa Ngar Sze Lau, Tiffany Ting Gao, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong. Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention (MYmind) for children with ADHD and their parents: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2018;8:e022514. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022514. 

  2. Wong YSY, Chan J, Zhang DX, Lee E, Tsoi K. The Safety of Mindfulness-based Interventions: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Mindfulness. 2018: 1-14. 

  3. Zhang DX, Chan DCC, Niu L, Liu HM, Zou D, Chan ATY, Gao TT, Zhong BL, Sit RWS, Wong SYS. Meaning and its association with happiness, health and healthcare utilization: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2018: 795-802. 

  4. Zhang DX, Li STS, Lee QKY, Chan HSC, Kim JH, Yip BHK, Chung RYN, Wong AHC, Fang Y, Liang MY, Wong MCS. Systematic Review of Guidelines on Managing Patients with Harmful Use of Alcohol in Primary Healthcare Settings. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 2017: 1-15.

  5. Wong SYS, Zhang DX, Li CKC, Yip BHK, Ling YMC, Lo SLC, Woo MSD, Sun YY, Ma H, Mak WWS, Gao T, Lee T, Wing YK. The effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for chronic insomnia (MBCT-I): A randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 2017; 86(4): 241-253. 

  6. Zhang DX, Chan KCS, Lo HMH, Chan YHC, Chan CYJ, Ting KT, Gao TT, Lai YCK, Bögels SM, Wong SYS. Mindfulness based intervention for Chinese children with ADHD and their parents: a pilot mixed method study. Mindfulness. 2016: 1-14 

  7. Wong, SYS, Zou D, Chung RY, Sit RW, Zhang D, Chan D, Yeoh EK, & Woo JW. Regular Source of Care for the Elderly: A Cross-National Comparative Study of Hong Kong with 11 Developed Countries. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). 2017; 18 (9), 807. e1-807. e8. 

  8. Wong MCS, Zhang DX, Wang HH. Rapid emergence of atherosclerosis in Asia: a systematic review of coronary atherosclerotic heart disease epidemiology and implications for prevention and control strategies. Current Opinion in Lipidology. 2015; 26(4):257-69. 

  9. Wong MCS, Wang HHX, Kwan MWM, Fong BCY, Chan SWM, Zhang DX, Li STS, Yan BP, Coats AJS, Griffiths SM. Dietary counselling has no effect on cardiovascular risk factors among Chinese grade 1 hypertensive patients: a randomised controlled trial. European Heart Journal. 2015; 36(38): 2598-2607.

  10. Zhang DX, Lewis G, Araya R, Tang WK, Mak WW, Cheung FM, Mercer SW, Griffiths SM, Woo J, Lee DT, Kung K, Lam AT, Yip BH, Wong SY. Prevention of anxiety and depression in Chinese: A randomized clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a stepped care program in primary care. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2014; 169: 212-220.

Last Updated: 27 July 2020

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