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Assistant Professor

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care


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Division of Biostatistics


Dr. Maggie Wang obtained her Bachelor degree (honor) in Physics of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and her Doctor in Philosophy degree in Statistics from ISOM department of the HKUST. She joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Research Assistant Professor in 2011. Since 2015 she is an Assistant Professor in the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care.  Dr. Wang is awarded the SH Ho Visiting Professorship Exchange Programme to Stanford University in 2016. She is the Principle Investigator of multiple research grants including the Hong Kong RGC-GRF, and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Projects. She is a member of the Centre for Clinical Research and Biostatistics (CCRB), and the Assistant Director of the Msc program of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  

Research Interest

  • Bioinformatics and statistical genetics: develop new statistical methods and algorithms that provide accurate measure for gene-gene or gene-environmental interactions effects, and incorporate interactions in disease classification problem. Representative publications: Bioinformatics 2017,2012; Nucleic Acids Research 2016

  • Infectious diseases genetic epidemiology: model the pattern of infectious disease epidemics at population level and genetic level, and model genetic sequence evolution. Representative publications: Journal of Infection 2015, 2016

  • Statistical collaborations: from genetic and biomedical data analysis to large multinational epidemiological data analysis. Representative publications: Oncogene 2015; Cancer Research 2016


Selected Publications 

  1. Maggie Haitian Wang*+, Haoyi Weng+, Rui Sun, Jack Lee, Ka Chun Chong, William K.K. Wu, Benny Chung-Ying Zee* (2017) A Zoom-Focus Algorithm (ZFA) to locate the optimal testing region for rare variant association tests. Bioinformatics.   IF=7.2

  2. Maggie Haitian Wang*, Billy Chang, Rui Sun, Inchi Hu, Marc Ka Chun Chong, Benny Chung-Ying Zee*(2017), A Stratified Polygenic Risk Prediction Model with Application on CAGI Bipolar Disorder Sequencing Data. Human Mutation.

  3. Maggie Haitian Wang*, Steven YF Lau, Chloe Kwok, Ka Chun Chong, Maria Lai, Anthony HY Chung, Chung Shun Ho, Cheuk-Chun Szeto, Benny Chung-Ying Zee (2017). Estimation of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patient clinical parameters by full-scan exhaled breath mass spectrometry data and the IPIS algorithm. Journal of Breath Research

  4. Marc Ka Chun Chong, Benny Chung Ying Zee, Maggie Haitian Wang* (2017) A statistical method utilizing information of imported cases to estimate the transmissibility for an influenza pandemic. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 17 (1), 31

  5. Maggie Haitian Wang*+, Rui Sun+, Junfeng Guo, Haoyi Weng, Jack Lee, Inchi Hu, Pak Sham and Benny C.Y. Zee* (2016). A fast and powerful W-test for pairwise epistasis testing. Nucleic Acids Research. doi:10.1093/nar/gkw347.  IF=10.16

  6. Rui Sun, Haoyi Weng, Inchi Hu, Junfeng Guo, William K.K. Wu, Benny Chung-Ying Zee, Maggie Haitian Wang* (2016) A W-test collapsing method for rare variant association testing in exome sequencing data. Genetic Epidemiology. DOI: 10.1002/gepi.22000. 

  7. Maggie Haitian Wang+, Ka Chun Chong+, Hau Yin Chung, Malina Storer, John Pickering, Zoltan Endre, Steven Lau, Chloe Kwok, Maria Lai, Benny Zee (2016). Use of a Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) Model to Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) Analysis of Exhaled Breath to Predict the Efficacy of Dialysis. Journal of Breath Research 10 (2016) 046004. 

  8. Chunli Wu+, Maggie Haitian Wang+, Xing Lu, Ka Chun Chong, Jason He, Chun-Yip Yau, Mark Hui, Xiaowen Cheng, Li Yang, Benny Chung-Ying Zee, Renli Zhang, and Ming-Liang He (2016) Concurrent epidemics of influenza A/H3N2 and A/H1N1pdm in Southern China: a serial cross-sectional study.  Journal of Infection. 2016 Mar; 72(3):369-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2015.12.013. Epub 2015 Dec 30.  IF = 4.2

  9. Yaqing He, Linjie Zou, Marc Chong, Ruoting Men, Wenbo Xu, Hong Yang, Xiangjie Yao, Long Chen, Huixia Xian, Hailong Zhang, Min Luo, Jinquan Cheng, Hanwu Ma, Qianjin Feng, Yun Huang, Yujie Wang, Eng-kiong Yeoh, Benny Zee, Yuanping Zhou, Ming-Liang He and Maggie Haitian Wang* (2016) Genetic Evolution of Human Enterovirus A71 Subgenotype C4 in Shenzhen, China, 1998-2013. Journal of Infection. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2016.03.014. 

  10. Maggie Haitian Wang, Shaw-Hwa Lo, Tian Zheng and Inchi Hu (2012) A Classification Method Incorporating Interactions among Variables for High-dimensional Data. Bioinformatics (2012) 28 (21): 2834-2842

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