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Prof. Channy Yuchen WEI




Dr. Yuchen Wei earned her Bachelor in Preventive Medicine in at Sun Yat-Sen University and her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on health informatics, specializing in data analytics and machine learning to improve healthcare delivery and disease management. Currently a Research Assistant Professor at School of Public Health and Primary Care, Dr. Wei leads projects using advanced computational tools to enhance clinical decision-making and healthcare resource allocation. She also managed and participated in a range of government consultancy projects to oversee health service quality monitoring.


  • Machine Learning Applications in Healthcare

  • Electronic Health Record Optimization


  • Wei, Y., Jia, K. M., Zhao, S., Hung, C. T., Mok, C. K. P., Poon, P., Leung, E. W. C., Wang, M. H., Yam, C. H. K., Chow, T. Y., Guo, Z., Yeoh, E. K., & Chong, K. C. (2023). Estimation of vaccine effectiveness of CoronaVAC and BNT162b2 against severe outcomes over time among patients with SARS-COV-2 Omicron. JAMA Network Open, 6(2), e2254777. (impact factor = 13.8)

  • Lai, C. K. C., Lui, G., Wei, Y. (co-first author), Chong, K. C., Chen, Z., Ling, L., Ng, R. K., Boon, S. S., Ho, W. K., Yeung, A. T., Hui, D., & Chan, P. K. (2022). Remdesivir reduced upper respiratory tract SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA concentration in COVID-19 patients who developed pneumonitis. Journal of Infection, 85(6), 702–769. (impact factor = 38.6)

  • Wang, H., Wei, Y. (co-first author), Hung, C. T., Jiang, X., Li, C., Jia, K. M., Leung, E. W. C., Yam, C. H. K., Chow, T. Y., Zhao, S. J., Guo, Z., Li, K., Wang, Z., Yeoh, E., & Chong, K. C. (2023). Relationship between antidepressants and severity of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron infection: a retrospective cohort study using real-world data. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 34, 100716. (impact factor = 7.1)

  • Chong, K. C., Chan, P. K. S., Lee, T. C., Lau, S., Wu, P., Lai, C. K. C., Fung, K. S. C., Tse, C. W., Leung, S. Y., Kwok, K., Li, C., Jiang, X., & Wei, Y. (2023). Determining meteorologically-favorable zones for seasonal influenza activity in Hong Kong. International Journal of Biometeorology, 67(4), 609–619. (impact factor = 3.7)

  • Chong, K. C., Chen, Y., Chan, E. Y. Y., Lau, S., Lam, H. C. Y., Wang, P., Goggins, W. B., Ran, J., Zhao, S., Mohammad, K. N., & Wei, Y. (2022). Association of weather, air pollutants, and seasonal influenza with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalization risks. Environmental Pollution, 293, 118480. (impact factor = 9.9)

  • Chong, K. C., Yeoh, E. K., Leung, C. C., Lau, S., Lam, H. C. Y., Goggins, W. B., Zhao, S., Ran, J., Mohammad, K. N., Chan, R. W. Y., Lai, C. K. C., Chan, P. K. S., Leung, C. S. Y., Chen, V. X. Y., Wang, Y., & Wei, Y. (2022). Independent effect of weather, air pollutants, and seasonal influenza on risk of tuberculosis hospitalization: An analysis of 22-year hospital admission data. Science of the Total Environment, 837, 155711. (impact factor = 10.8)

  • Xiong, X., Wei, Y. (co-first author), Lam, H. C. Y., Wong, C. K. H., Lau, S., Zhao, S., Ran, J., Li, C., Jiang, X., Yue, Q., Cheng, W., Wang, H., Wang, Y., & Chong, K. C. (2023). Association between cold weather, influenza infection, and asthma exacerbation in adults in Hong Kong. Science of the Total Environment, 857, 159362. (impact factor = 10.8)

Last Updated: 29 April 2024

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