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JCSPHPC has a divisional structure and has a range of focused teaching and research areas including Family Medicine and Primary Care; Biostatistics; Epidemiology; Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine, Health Improvement; Health System, Policy and Management; Infectious Diseases; and Occupational and Environmental Health.

The division's vision is to strengthen population health through development of behavioral health in the region.  Its interdisciplinary strategic research areas include HIV and sexual health, addiction (internet addiction, substance use, smoking and alcohol use), behavioral prevention of non-communicable diseases (adolescent health-related behavior, physical activity, diet, and cancer prevention), vaccination, and bio-ethics research.  It spans from evidence building to implementation sciences.  We provide state-of-the-art training on behavioral health, health promotion, and social marketing.  We provide local and international consultancies to the government, World Health Organization and Chinese Academy of Sciences, and collaborate with vulnerable communities, local and international non-governmental organizations, and top universities overseas and in the Mainland China. We are supported by the Centre for Health Education and Health Health Promotion and the Centre for Health Behaviors Research. 

The three major areas of research in biostatistics are: biostatistics methods in clinical trials and medical device, bioinformatics methods development, and health system and disease modelling.

The research activities of the Division are focused on systematic reviews and evidence-based healthcare, epidemiology of chronic non-communicable diseases (such as cardiovascular disease and breast cancer), clinical evaluation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, nutritional epidemiology (particularly health effects of soy), internet addition, and epidemiology of parasitic diseases.

The research activities of the Division continues to focus on evaluation of primary care services using Primary Care Assessment Tools, mental health interventions and delivery models including mindfulness based interventions and stepped care programme in community, pharmaco-epidemiology of chronic diseases, as well as prescribing patterns and outcomes on respiratory diseases, and individual's health.  Also, our research areas have been expanded in primary care service interventions and evaluations in developing countries, and role of primary care in global health.

The Division aims at developing education, research and student learning opportunities in global issues related to health, and providing evidence-based humanitarian medicine education and interventions.  Its interdisciplinary research foci include global health, humanitarian and disaster medicine, climate change and planetary health, macro determinants of health, demography and health, and community-based trials and interventions.  The Centre for Global Health (CGH) and the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) are closely affiliated with the Division.

The research areas of the Division are in health systems, health services and health policies.  Research themes include non-communicable diseases, Traditional Chinese Medicine, health systems, health care financing, ageing and primary and secondary health care services.  The Division collaborates with academic and research institutions and networks in the mainland and overseas, and closely works with the faculty, other university departments/ institutions and the Government.

The research activities of the Division continue to focus on Influenza (including Seasonal & Avian Influenza); Respiratory Infections; HIV/AIDS; Viral Hepatitis and Enteric Infections.  The Division puts together multidisciplinary group with expertise in epidemiology, microbiology, clinical medicine and public health.  The Division has established extensive research collaborations with the Government, local institutions and non-local institutes including the Mainland, Taiwan and Macau.

The research areas of the Division have three major inter-related foci: Environmental Health, Environment/ Occupation Related Cancer Epidemiology and Occupational Epidemiology. Research themes include exposure assessment on air pollution, environmental health risk and economics assessments, persistent organic pollutants in human milk, environmental noise and health impacts, indoor air quality and health, occupational and environmental cancers (e.g. lung cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer), silicosis, asbestosis and mesothelioma, occupational health and safety issues in different settings, and evaluation of interventions in occupational health.  The Division works in partnership with local universities and overseas institutes in US, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Taiwan, Mainland and Macau.

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