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Professor May Pui-shan YEUNG (楊貝珊教授)

MBChB(CUHK), MSc Public Health(Edin), LLB(Lond.), DCH(Sydney), FHKCCM, FHKAM(Community Medicine), FFPH, DrPH(Lond)


Clinical Professional Consultant, Division of Family Medicine & Primary Health Care.






Division of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care

Division of Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine




May PS Yeung is a medical doctor specialises in public health medicine. She obtained her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and fellowships of the UK Faculty of Public Health and Hong Kong College of Community Medicine. Before joining the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) School of Public Health and Primary Care, she worked in the Department of Health in Hong Kong on emergency response and planning, infectious disease control, vaccination programming and maternal & child care service. Her interest is on responses to emergency and disasters, medical humanitarian assistance, health in deprived population and cancer screening. She joined various public health volunteer services including the 2018 population movement of Rakhine State in Myanmar, 2014 Ebola mission in Liberia, Community Health & Hygiene Education Program in China after the 2010 Qinghai Yushu earthquake, and train-the-trainer programme in Philippines Manila slum area. She was an Honorary Medical Officer in the Hospital Authority during Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Hong Kong in 2003.


Research Interest


  • Disaster and emergency response

  • Health in deprived population

  • Global and planetary health

  • Health system and policy research and practice

  • Breast cancer screening


Selected Publications


  1. Yeung MPS, Chan EYY, Wong SYS, Yip BHK, Cheung PS. Hong Kong female's breast cancer awareness measure: Cross-sectional survey. World J Clin Oncol. 2019 Feb 24;10(2):98-109. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v10.i2.98.

  2. Chan EYY, Huang Z, Hung KKC, Chan GKW, Lam HCY, Lo ESK, Yeung MPS. Health Emergency Disaster Risk Management of public transport systems: a population-based study after the 2017 subway fire in Hong Kong, China. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(2):228. doi:10.3390/ijerph16020228

  3. Hung KKC, Mark CKM, Yeung MPS, Chan EYY, Graham CA. The role of the hotel industry in the response to emerging epidemics: a case study of SARS in 2003 and H1N1 swine flu in 2009 in Hong Kong. Globalization and Health. 2018;14:117. doi:10.1186/s12992-018-0438-6

  4. Tam G, Yeung MPS. A systematic review of the long-term effectiveness of work-based lifestyle interventions to tackle overweight and obesity. Preventive Medicine 2018 Feb;107:54-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.11.011.

  5. Yeung MPS, Lam FLY; Coker R. Factors associated with the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in adults: a systematic review. Journal of Public Health 2016 Dec 2;38(4):746-753 doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv194

  6. Wang Z, Chan EYY, Liu SK, Yeung MPS. Policy Brief: The Disaster and Emergency Management System in China. Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), JC School of Public Health and Primary Care. May 2016

  7. Chan EYY, Yeung MPS and Lo STT. Policy Brief: Hong Kong's Emergency and Disaster Response System. Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), JC School of Public Health and Primary Care. October 2015

  8. Yeung MP, Ng SK, Tong ET, Chan SS, Coker R. Factors associated with uptake of influenza vaccine in people aged 50 to 64 years in Hong Kong: a case-control study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Jul 7;15:617. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1990-0.

  9. Li T and Yeung M. “Schistosomiasis - case for concern in Hong Kong?” Communicable Disease Watch. 2005 April; 2(7):26

  10. Chuang SK and Yeung M. “Imported food poisoning outbreaks following Lunar New Year holidays”. Communicable Disease Watch. 2005 Feb;2(4):13


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