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Professor Shui-shan LEE (李瑞山教授)

MBBS, MD (HK), FHKAM (Medicine), FHKCP, FHKCCM, FRCPA, FRCP (Glasg, Edin., Lond.), FFPH 

Daniel Yu Professor of Infectious Diseases;

Head, Division of Infectious Diseases

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care

Deputy Director, Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases                                                                                                       



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Professor Lee graduated from the Medical School of The University Hong Kong in 1982 and received his MD degree from the same university in 1995. After graduation he underwent training in internal medicine, developed keen interest in clinical immunology and thereafter HIV/AIDS. In 1991, he was appointed head of the newly established Department of Health Special Preventive Programme for AIDS and viral hepatitis. In 2005, he joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong as Chair Professor in Infectious Diseases, and is currently staff member of both the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging infectious Diseases. He is currently a fellow with professional institutions in internal medicine, pathology and public health.

Professor Lee conducts teaching in clinical and public health HIV medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He coordinates courses in the infectious disease concentration of the School's MPH programme, and in the general infectious diseases courses for undergraduates. He has, on different occasion, served as consultant to national and international organizations in the evaluation of HIV programmes. 

Research Interest

  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases, with focus on the application of spatial, social and molecular techniques

  • Clinical epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

  • Treatment optimization in HIV infection

  • Interdisciplinary research on infection risk in heroin addiction 

Selected Publications 

  1. Wong NS, Wong KH, Lee MP, Tsang OTY, Chan DPC, Lee SS. Estimation of the undiagnosed intervals of HIV-infected individuals by a modified back-calculation method for reconstructing the epidemic curves. PLoS ONE 2016;11(7): e0159021.

  2. Lee SS, Wong NS. Probable transmission chains of MERS-CoV and the multiple generations of secondary infections in South Korea. Int J Infect Dis 2015; 38:65-67. 

  3. Chan DPC, Lin AW, Wong KH, Wong NS, Lee SS. Diverse origins of hepatitis C virus in HIV co-infected men who have sex with men in Hong Kong. Virol J 2015; 12:120.

  4. Wong NS, Wong KH, Wong PKH, Lee SS. Incorporation of estimated community viral load before HIV diagnosis for enhancing epidemiologic investigations – a comparison between men who have sex with men and heterosexual men in Hong Kong. Asia Pac J Public Health 2015; 27(7) 756–764.

  5. Leung KK, Poon CM, Lee SS. A comparative analysis of behaviors and sexual affiliation networks among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong. Arch Sex Beh 2015;44(7):2067-76

  6. Lee SS, Wong NS, Lee S. Falling trend of influenza vaccination coverage in healthcare workers in Hong Kong. Emerg Infect Dis 2013; 19(10): 1660-1663.

  7. Lee SS, Wong NS. The clustering and transmission dynamics of influenza A (H1N1)2009 cases in Hong Kong. J Infect 2011; 63(4): 274-280.

  8. To KW, Liu ST, Cheung SW, Chan DPC, Chan RCY, Lee SS. Pharmacokinetics of Plasma efavirenz and CYP2B6 polymorphism in southern Chinese Ther Drug Monit 2009; 31(4): 527-530

  9. Lee SS, Tam DKP, Tan Y, Mak WL, Wong KH, Chan JHK, Yam WC. An exploratory study on the social and genotypic clustering of HIV infection in men having sex with men. AIDS 2009; 23(13): 1755-64.

  10. Tan Y, Wei QH, Chen LJ, Chan PC, Lai WS, He ML, Kung HF, Lee SS. Molecular epidemiology of HCV monoinfection and HIV/HCV coinfection in injection drug users in Liuzhou, Southern China. PLoS ONE 2008;3(10):e3608.

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