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Professor Vincent Chi-ho CHUNG (鍾志豪教授)

B Chin Med, BSc Biomed Sci (HKBU), MSc Evid Based Healthcare (Oxford), PhD Public Health (CUHK)

Associate Professor

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care



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Division of Epidemiology


Dr. Vincent Chung is one of the few scholars with research spanning across health service, public health, and policy aspects of Integrative Medicine. He envisions evidence-based integration of conventional and complementary healthcare by promoting rigorous research, policy advocacy, and quality education locally, nationally, and internationally.

He has published more than seventy academic publications in leading journals including the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Social Science & Medicine, and the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, among others. He has obtained eight research and knowledge translation grants as principal investigator, with a sum of more than HKD$ 2.8 million. He serves as co-investigator on eighteen grants on a wide range of health services and health policy research projects.

He is Associate Editor for BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Advances in Integrative Medicine, and serves as Editorial Board Member of the European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, and Scientific Reports. He served as the co-guest editor of two special issues in Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

With experience in both health services and policy research, he served as a consultant for the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office in formulating strategy for using traditional and complementary medicine for promoting healthy aging, as well as an observer in the development process of WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy. He has delivered nine invited presentations and lectures on policy and research on Integrative Medicine at international conferences and to governmental bodies. Active in translating knowledge about integrative medicine to the public, he has been featured or interviewed in various newspaper articles in recent years.

Research Interest

  • Randomized Trials in Integrative Medicine

    • Evaluating effectiveness of electro-acupuncture using mixed methods approach (pragmatic trials, qualitative inquiry, and  cost-effectiveness analysis).

    • Designing patient centered outcome measures for integrative medicine trials.

    • Incorporating Chinese medicine diagnosis in randomized trials

  • Evidence based Healthcare in Integrative Medicine

    • Evaluating comparative effectiveness of integrative medicine interventions using novel network meta-analysis approach.

    • Appraisal and knowledge translation of clinical evidence on integrative medicine.

    • Methodological research on systematic reviews.

  • Policy and Implementation Research in Integrative Medicine

    • Investigating the dynamics between Patients, Professions, Payers and Policy-makers in the development of Integrative Medicine services.

    • Formulating implementation strategies for promoting interprofessional collaboration between conventional and complementary medicine clinicians.

    • Assessing utilization pattern, patient experience, and quality of Integrative Medicine services in primary care settings

Selected Publications 

  1. CHUNG, V.C., HO, R.S.#, LIU, S., CHONG, M., LEUNG, A., YIP, B., GRIFFITHS, S., ZEE, B., WU, J., SIT, R., LAU, A., WONG, S. 2016. Electroacupuncture and splinting versus splinting alone to treat carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trials. Canadian Medical Association Journal, DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.151003. 

  2. CHUNG, V. C., WU, X.Y,# MA, P. H., HO, R. S.#, POON, S. K., HUI, D. S., WONG, S. Y. & WU, J. C. 2016. Chinese Herbal Medicine and Salmeterol and Fluticasone Propionate for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis. Medicine, 95(20), e3702. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003702. 

  3. CHUNG, V. C., HO, R. S., WU, X., FUNG, D. H.#, LAI, X., WU, J. C. & WONG, S. Y. 2015. Are meta-analyses of Chinese herbal medicine trials trustworthy and clinically applicable? A cross-sectional study. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 162, 47-54. 

  4. CHUNG, V. C., WU, X. Y., ZIEA, E. T., NG, B. F., WONG, S. Y. & WU, J. C. 2015. Assessing internal validity of clinical evidence on effectiveness of CHinese and integrative medicine: Proposed framework for a Chinese and Integrative Medicine Evidence RAting System (CHIMERAS). European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 7, 332-341.

  5. CHUNG, V. C., WONG, V. C., LAU, C. H., HUI, H., LAM, T. H., ZHONG, L. X., WONG, S. Y. & GRIFFITHS, S. M. 2010. Using Chinese version of MYMOP in Chinese medicine evaluation: validity, responsiveness and minimally important change. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 8:111. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-8-111

Integrative Medicine: Health Policy and Services Research

  1. CHUNG, V.C., WONG, S.Y.S., WANG, H.H.X., WONG, M.S.C., WEI, X., WANG, J., LIU, S., HO, R.S., YU, E.L.M., GRIFFITHS, S. 2016. Use of Traditional and Complementary Medicine as Self-Care Strategies in Community Health Centers: Cross Sectional Study in Urban Pearl River Delta Region of China. Medicine, doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003761.

  2. CHUNG, V.C. 2014. Conceptualizing the integration of traditional and complementary medicine in health systems: Patients, policies, professions and providers. Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia, 601-612.

  3. CHUNG, V. C., MA, P. H., HONG, L. C. & GRIFFITHS, S. M. 2012. Organizational determinants of interprofessional collaboration in integrative health care: systematic review of qualitative studies. PLoS One,2012;7(11):e50022. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050022.

  4. CHUNG, V. C., MA, P. H., LAU, C. H., WONG, S., YEOH, E. K. & GRIFFITHS, S. M. 2012. Views on traditional Chinese medicine amongst Chinese population: a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies. Health Expectations, 17(5):622-636. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2012.00794.x.

  5. CHUNG, V. C., HILLIER, S., LAU, C. H., WONG, S., YEOH, E. K. & GRIFFITHS, S. M. 2011. Referral to and attitude towards traditional Chinese medicine amongst western medical doctors in postcolonial Hong Kong. Social Science & Medicine, 72, 247-255.

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