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May Pui Shan YEUNG

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.

 

Email: may.yeung@cuhk.edu.hk

 

Division

Division of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care

Division of Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine

 

Biography

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

 

Publications

  1. Yeung MPS, Tsang KWK, Yip BHK, Tam WH, Ip WY, Hau FWL, Wong MKW, Ng JWY, Liu SH, Chan SSW, Law CK, Wong SYS. Birth ball for pregnant women in labour research protocol: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 May 6;19(1):153. doi: 10.1186/s12884-019-2305-8.

  2. Ho JY, Chan EYY, Lam HCY, Yeung MPS, Wong CKP, Yung TKC. Is "Perceived Water Insecurity" Associated with Disaster Risk Perception, Preparedness Attitudes, and Coping Ability in Rural China? (A Health-EDRM Pilot Study). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Apr 8;16(7). pii: E1254. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16071254.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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

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

Book contribution
WHO Guidance on Research Methods for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management. Chapter 6.3 How to write a grant for a research study, Co-author with Professor Emily YY Chan

International Conference Papers and Presentations

  1. Yeung MPS, Chan EYY, Wong SYS, Yip BHK, Cheung PS. Hong Kong Female’s Breast Cancer Awareness Measure (Breast-CAM): Cross-sectional survey. Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) 25th Anniversary Congress of the – Beyond 25: New Paradigms in Healthcare; 2018 Dec 7-9; China, Hong Kong.

  2. Yeung MPS. Disaster Research Essentials and Knowledge Management. Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2018, Emerging Challenges and Opportunities Ahead. 2018 Jan 13; Hong Kong, China

  3. Yeung MPS. Health Intervention for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh. Research Summit on Health-Related Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (H-EDRM), 2018 Jul 9-10; Hong Kong, China.

  4. Yeung MPS. Global health education at University. Chinese Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 2017 Dec 14-15; Guangzhou, China.

  5. Li AZL and Yeung MPS. Health needs of asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong. 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health, 2017 Nov 4-8; Atlanta, USA. 

  6. Guo C, Chan EYY, Huang Z, Mark CKM, Yeung MPS, Yung TKC. Disaster preparedness on fire incidents of urban public transport system: a cross-sectional study in a Chinese metropolis. Paper presented at the 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference; 2017 Aug 17-20; Incheon, Korea.

  7. Yeung YPS. Disaster Mitigation and Global Health Research. Research seminar. 2017 Jun 5; University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

  8. Yeung YPS. Cancer Screening Prevention Strategy and Practice in Hong Kong. Research seminar. 2017 Jun 2; University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

  9. Lau K, Ching TKJ, Fan N, Yeung PS. Barriers to accessing primary care among working poor in Hong Kong – qualitative phase of mixed methods study. Hospital Authority Convention 2017. 2017 May 16; Hong Kong, China.

  10. Yeung MPS. Birth ball for pregnant women in labour - a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences; 2016 Nov 4-6; Thimphu, Bhutan. (Best oral presentation)

  11. Yeung MPS. Birth ball for pregnant women in labour – preliminary result of a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. CUHK JCSPHPC 15th Anniversary International Conference on Innovations in Public Health Science, abstract presentation. 2016 Sep 23-25; Hong Kong, China.

  12. Chan E, Wang SS, Huang Z, Ho JY, Liu KS, Yeung PS, et al. Socio-economic predictors of health and environmental co-benefit behaviours: a cross-sectional study in Hong Kong community. Paper presented at: The 48th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference; 2016 Sep 16-19; Tokyo, Japan.

  13. Yeung MPS. Scoping Study on Disaster preparedness and Response in Hong Kong, China. Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI), 2016 annual residential program, workshop presentation. 2016 Jun 16; Brown University, Providence, US.

  14. Yeung MPS, Silva GSG and Wong KP. Post-Disaster Rapid Assessment Report on Recovery and Risk Reduction, Fires in Jakar, Bumthang, Bhutan in 2010-2011. Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC). 2016 Apr 12; Hong Kong, China.

  15. Yeung MPS. Achieving the SDGs – Challenges, Opportunities and Outlook. APAC 14A Annual Conference 2016, panel discussion. In Dialogue with the SDGs. 2016 Mar 19; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Hong Kong.

  16. Yeung MPS. Cross-sectoral Collaboration on Emergency Preparedness and Response in Hong Kong, China. Paper presented at: International Conference on the Implementation of the Health Aspects of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030; 2016 Mar 10-11; Bangkok, Thailand.

  17. Yeung MPS, Lee SS, Ng SKT, Tong ETF, Chan SSK & Coker R. Factors associated with uptake of influenza vaccine in people aged 50 to 64 years in Hong Kong: a case-control study. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, Public Health at the Crossroads – Where do we go from here?; 2014 Sep 20; Hong Kong, China.

  18. Yeung MPS, Lam R, Tang H & Chiu A. Emergency Preparedness and Response for Public Health Crisis in Hong Kong. Health Protection Agency Conference: Health Protection 2006, Preparedness for health protection emergencies, including deliberate release, UK.

Grants
Competitive Grants

  • Co-Investigator, Ethnic Identity Development for Psychological Resilience in Yi Orphaned Adolescents: Peer Socialisation in Rural China School Setting, sponsored by Research Grants Council - General Research Fund during the period October 2018 to June 2020 for the sum of HKD$481,981

  • Co-Investigator, Assessing the influence of deprivation on chronic diseases and the access of health services among chronically ill persons in Hong Kong (SS16915) sponsored by Food and Health Bureau – Health and Medical Research Fund during the period 2017 Jan 16 to 2019 Jan 15 for the sum of HKD$957,136

  • Principal Investigator, Birth ball for pregnant women in labour – a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (MD15445) sponsored by Food and Health Bureau – Health and Medical Research Fund during the period 2015 Sep 1 to 2018 Dec 31 for the sum of HKD$994,204

Non-competitive Grants

  • Co-Investigator, eLearning course on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and health, sponsored by CUHK, Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2019-22 Triennium from 2019 to 2022 for the sum of HKD$846,294

  • RC's One-off Funding Allocation Impact Write-up sponsored by CUHK Faculty of Medicine during the period 2017 Apr 01 to 2016 Jun 30 for the sum of HKD$100,000.00

  • Study on Health Service Access Among Working Poor in Hong Kong (MD16934) sponsored by Health In Action Ltd During the period 2016 Oct 19 to 2017 Mar 31 for the sum of HKD$50,000

  • Human Resource Market Analysis on Public Health Job (MD14812) sponsored by CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants) during the period 2015 Jun 30 to 2016 Jun 29 for the sum of HKD$80,000.00

  • Health Project for Grassroots Working Family in Hong Kong sponsored by Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited during the period 2016 May to 2018 April for the sum of HKD$3,174,520

Conference Organisation

  • Scientific Committee Member, Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2019 by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI)

  • Scientific Committee Member, Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2018 by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI)

  • Organizing Committee Member, Knowledge Event of the Asia Network for Capacity Building in Health Systems Strengthening (ANHSS) 2017 co-organized by The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and ANHSS, Hong Kong

  • Programme Committee Member and Co-chair of the Plenary Session of Distinguished speakers, Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2016, co-organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) and the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (HKCCM), Hong Kong

  • Programme Committee Member, 15th Anniversary of The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC) organized by The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Awards
2017        Awardee of the Short-term Faculty Exchange Program 2016-2017, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2016        Early-career scholars and alumni of the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes
2016        Best oral presentation, 2nd International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences; “Celebrating mother and Child health”, conference presentation. 4-6 November 2016. Thimphu, Bhutan
2013        Dr TY Chau Training and Research Scholarship, Hong Kong College of Community Medicine
2003        British Chevening Scholarship, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Chairmanship / Membership and Other Positions of Committee

2016 – now        Emergency Response Unit (ERU) advisory panel member, Hong Kong Red Cross
2016 – now        Council Member, Bishop Paschang Catholic School Alumni Association and Bishop Paschang Catholic School Alumni Foundation, Hong Kong
2015 – now        Member, SH Ho College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2007 – now        Technical advisor, Hong Kong Red Cross
2011 – 2019        Advisory Committee Member and Professional Volunteer, Health in Action
2016 – 2018        Director, Asia Network for Capacity Building in Health Systems Strengthening (ANHSS)
2015 – 2016        Council Member, British Chevening Scholars (Hong Kong) Association, Hong Kong
2006 – 2017        Member, Auxiliary Medical Service, Hong Kong

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