External Research Grants

Member of the Centre have obtained several external research grants i) Health and Medical Research Fund, ii) Research Grants Council (RGC) of the University Grants Committee (UGC), iii) private philanthropic organisations, and iv) commissioned studies and consultancy from the Government including Health Bureau, Department of Health and Social Welfare Department in the past year.


  1. Provision of Consultancy Study on Service Management Review to Hospital Authority (PI: EK YEOH) by Hospital Authority (from 1 Jul 2024 to 28 Feb 2025)
  2. Provision of Consultancy Service for Study of Doctors’ Work Time Analysis in HA Hospitals (PI: Eliza Wong) by Hospital Authority (from 19 Feb 2024 to 23 Jun 2024)
  3. Development of an Implementation System for the Primary Healthcare Blueprint to Promote Family Doctor for All (PI: Tony Sun) by Health Medical Research Fund under Health Bureau (from 1 Sep 2024 to 31 May 2026)
  4. Psychometric Properties Comparison of the Hong Kong Version EQ-5D-Y-3L between Proxy-report and Self-report in Children and Adolescents (PI: Eliza Wong) by Health Medical Research Fund under Health Bureau (from 18 Oct 2024 to 17 Apr 2026)
  5. A donation from the Trustees of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust on a “Palliative Care and End-of-Life Support for Paediatric Patients with Life-threatening/ Limited Conditions and their Families” (PI: Eliza Wong) (from 1 Nov 2023 to 30 April 2027)
  6. Development of Implementation Strategies for the Policy of Direct Access (Patient Self-referral) to Physiotherapists in Primary Care (PI: EK YEOH) by Health Medical Research Fund under Health Bureau (from 1st October 2023 – 31st December 2024)
  7. Survey Research on Private Medical Services and Telehealth Services in Hong Kong (PI: EK YEOH) by Consumer Council (from 1st May – 31st January 2024)
  8. Instrument Development for Measuring Patient-report Experience on Community Mental Health Services in Hong Kong (PI: Eliza Wong) by Health Medical Research Fund under Health Bureau (from 1st August 2023 – 31st January 2025)
  9. Study on the Factors for Effective and Sustainable Clinical Waste Management Policy in Hong Kong (PI: Eliza Wong) by Public Policy Research under the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (from 1st June 2023 – 31st May 2024)
  10. Manpower planning of primary healthcare provider in rural areas of the Greater Bay Area: recommendation for policy formulation (PI: Eliza Wong) by The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Research Committee for Research Assistant Professorship Scheme (from 9 Mar 2023 to 7 Mar 2027)
  11. Provision of Consultancy Services for Conducting Re-accreditation Assessment and Follow-up Reviews for Healthcare Professional Organisations accredited under the Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professions for the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (PI: EK YEOH) by Department of Health (from 27th June 2022 to 26th February 2028)
  12. The Development of a Policy Brief of Cancer Care in Hong Kong (PI: EK YEOH) by AIA Hong Kong (from 16th August 2022 to 31st December 2022)
  13. Understanding the Role of Social-psycho logical Aspects on Vaccination Confidence during the COVID-19 Pandemic through Mindfulness Approach (PI: Eliza Wong) by Merck Sharp & Dohme (Asia) Ltd (from 1st September 2022)
  14. Hospital Authority – Provision of Services for Patient Experience Survey in Hospital Authority (PI: Eliza Wong) by Hospital Authority (from 1st October 2022 to 31st July 2027)
  15. Health Assessment for Low-income Families (PI: Eliza Wong) by Baptist Oi Kwan Donation (from 13th June to 29th February 2024)
  16. A commissioned research on COVID-19 by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine on “Enhancing risk communication with socially marginalized groups: A study on the inclusiveness of ethnic minority in risk communications during COVID-19” (From 1st January 2022 to 31 August 2022)
  17. A donation from the Trustees of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust on a “Pilot Project on Health Support for Families of Ethnic Minority” (from 1st October 2021 to 30th September 2024)
  18. Consultancy study by the Social Welfare Department on evaluation of the Extended Pilot Scheme on Support for Elderly Persons Discharged from Public Hospitals after Treatment (from 12th July 2021 to 11th March 2023)
  19. A research study by Health and Medical Research Fund on “Economic Evaluation in Long-term Care Services: Validation and Valuation of the Preference-based ASCOT-SCT4 in Hong Kong” (from 28th January 2022 to 27 July 2023)
  20. A research study by Merck Sharps & Dohme (Asia) Ltd on “Understanding the role of social-psychological aspects on vaccination confidence during the COVID-19 pandemic through mindfulness approach” (from 1st December 2021 to 30th November 2022)
  21. A commissioned research on COVID-19 by the HMRF of the Food and Health Bureau on “Epidemic Intelligence and a data informed risk assessment system to inform policy decisions critical for maintaining systems control of COVID-19 in strategies to enhance recovery” (from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2024)
  22. Consultancy study by the Social Welfare Department on evaluation of the Pilot Scheme on Residential Care Services Voucher for the Elderly as Extended (from 28th October 2020 to 27th January 2022)
  23. Consultancy study on Monitoring and Evaluation of the Kwai Tsing and Sham Shui Po District Health Centre by the Food and Health Bureau (from 19th August 2019 to 31st December 2023)
  24. Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) for 2020/21 of the Research Grant Council (RGC) – One-off CRF Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Novel Infectious Disease (NID) Research Exercise was award on “Resilient PPE Supply Chains for Hong Kong Health Systems: Current and Post Covid-19 Pandemic” (from 1st March 2021 to 28th February 2023)
  25. K.S. & Feili Lo Foundation Limited
  26. Golden Jubilee Charity Foundation



Patient Experience Survey


Yeoh EK, Kwon SM, Ng CW, Rampal S, Lee V, Chiew CJ, Wang WB, Hashimoto H. Technical Report on Government Response Measures to COVID-19 – Key Policy Lessons. This report is funded by WHO Social Science Working Group and published in GOARN.

COVID-19 papers:

Wong ELY, Qiu H, Sun KS, Mo PKH, Lai AHY, Yam CHK, Miao HY, Cheung AWL, Yeoh EK. Social Support, Resilience, and Mental Health Among Three High-Risk Groups in Hong Kong: A Mediation Analysis. Int J Public Health. 2024 Apr 12;69:1606828. doi: 10.3389/ijph.2024.1606828.


Wong H, Wei Y, Hung CT, Lin G, Jiang X, Li C, Jia KM, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Ho JY, Wang Y, Zhao S, Guo Z, Li K, Yang A, Mok CKP, Hui DSC, Yeoh EK, Chong KC. Association of nirmatrelvir-ritonavir with post-acute sequelae and mortality in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Infectious Diseases May 2024:S1473-3099(24)00217-2 (online)

DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(24)00217-2


Jiang XT, Wang JX, Li CL, Yeoh EK, Guo ZH, Wei YC, Chong KC. Impact of the surge of COVID-19 Omicron outbreak on the intention of seasonal influenza vaccination in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional study. Vaccine Nov 2023;41(49):7419-7427 DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2023.11.006


Dong D, Abramowitz S, Matta GC, M AB, Nouvet E, Stolow J, Pilbeam C, Lees S, Yeoh EK, Gobat N, Giles-Vernick T. A rapid qualitative methods assessment and reporting tool for epidemic response as the outcome of a rapid review and expert consultation. PLOS Global Public Health Oct 2023;3(10):e0002320 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0002320


Zhao S, Guo ZH, Sun SZ, Hung CT, Leung EYM, Wei YC, Wang HW, Li KH, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Gao J, Jia KM, Chong KC, Yeoh EK. Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and Sinovac vaccines against the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during Omicron – predominance in Hong Kong: A retrospective cohort study of COVID-19 cases. Journal of Clinical Virology Sept 2023;166:105547


Qiu H, Zhao S, Cheung AWL, Yeoh EK, Wong EYL. Association of Vaccine Pass policy and Omicron incidence with COVID vaccine uptakes in Hong Kong. J Travel Med. 2023 Sep 5;30(5):taad061. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taad061.


Wong ELY, Wang K, Cheung AWL, Graham C, Yeoh EK. Thinking beyond the virus: perspective of patients on the quality of hospital care before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Front Public Health. 2023 Sep 8;11:1152054. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1152054.


Wong ELY, Qiu H, Wang K, Sun KS, Yam CH, Cheung AWL, Yeoh EK. Screening Hesitancy of a Universal Voluntary-based Rapid Antigen Test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) During Omicron Wave in Hong Kong. J Infect Public Health. 2023 Aug;16(8):1306-1312. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2023.06.006.


Leung ONW, Chiu NKH, Wong SYS, Cuijpers P, Alonso J, Chan PKS, Lui G, Wong E, Bruffaerts R, Yip BHK, Mortier P, Vilagut G, Kwok D, Lam LCW, Kessler RC, Mak ADP. Dimensional structure of one-year post-COVID-19 neuropsychiatric and somatic sequelae and association with role impairment. Sci Rep. 2023 Jul 27;13(1):12205. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-39209-z.


Lai AHY, Wang JZ, Singh A, Wong ELY, Wang K, Yeoh EK. What determines Hong Kong South Asians’ perceptions on COVID-19 vaccine? Implications on culturally appropriate vaccine messages for ethnic minority community. J Community Psychol. 2023 Jul;51(6):2442-2464. doi: 10.1002/jcop.22920. Epub 2022 Jul 23.


Chan VWK, Chan CY, Hoi BPK, Chan JHY, Li L, Li MYY, Chung ES, Sin HHF, Wong ELY, Lo KKH. Relative Validity of a Short Food Frequency Questionnaire for Disadvantaged Families in Hong Kong. Nutrients. 2023 Jun 8;15(12):2668. doi: 10.3390/nu15122668.


Wai AK, Lee TT, Chan SC, Chan CY, Yip ET, Luk LY, Ho JW, So KW, Tsui OW, Lam ML, Lee SY, Yamamoto T, Tong CK, Wong MS, Wong ELY, Rainer TH. Association of Molnupiravir and Nirmatrelvir-Ritonavir with reduced mortality and sepsis in hospitalized omicron patients: a territory-wide study. Sci Rep. 2023 May 15;13(1):7832. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-35068-w.


Wang H, Wei Y, Hung CT, Jiang X, Li C, Jia KM, Leung EYM, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Zhao S, Guo Z, Li K, Wang Z, Yeoh EK, Chong KC. Relationship between Antidepressants and Severity of SARSCoV-2 Omicron Infection: A Retrospective Cohort Study Using Real-world Data. The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific Volume 34, May 2023, 100716.


Yeoh EK, Wu Y, Chakraborty S, Elhusseiny G, Gondhowiardjo S, Joseph N, Lee AWM, Loong HH, Msadabew-chikuni SC, Tan BF, Ospina AV, Roques T, Shum HM, Yeoh EK. Global Health System Resilience during Encounters with Stressors – Lessons Learnt from Cancer Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Clinical Oncology Apr 2023;35(4):e289-e300


Chong CK, Chan PKS, Hung CT, Wong CKH, Xiong X, Wei YC, Zhao S, Guo ZH, Wang HW, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Li CL, Jiang XT, Leung SY, Kwok KL, Yeoh EK, Li KH. Changes in All-cause and Cause-specific Excess Mortality before and after the Omicron Outbreak of COVID-19 in Hong Kong. Journal of Global Health Apr 2023; 13:06017 DOI: 10.7189/jogh.13.06017


Guo ZH, Zhao S, Mok CKP, So RTY, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Chan TCP, Wei YC, Jia KM, Wang MHT, Chong KC, Yeoh EK. Comparing the Incubation Period, Serial Interval, and Infectiousness Profile between SARS-CoV-2 Omicron and Delta Variants. Journal of Medical Virology Mar 2023;95(3):e28648


Asim S, Wang K, Nichini E, Yip FF, Zhu L, Fung HCE, Zeng Y, Fang Z, Cheung AWL, Wong ELY, Dong D, Yeoh EK. COVID-19 Vaccination Preferences Among Non-Chinese Migrants in Hong Kong: Discrete Choice Experiment. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2023 Mar 27;9:e40587. doi: 10.2196/40587


Chong KC, Li K, Guo Z, Jia KM, Leung EYM, Zhao S, Hung CT, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Dong D, Wang H, Wei Y, Yeoh EK. Dining-Out Behavior as a Proxy for the Superspreading Potential of SARS-CoV-2 Infections: Modeling Analysis. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2023 Mar 7; 9: e44251. doi: 10.2196/44251


Wei YC, Jia KM, Zhao S, Hung CT, Mok CKP, Poon PKM, Leung EYM, Wang MHT, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Guo ZH, Yeoh EK, Chong KC. Estimation of Vaccine Effectiveness of CoronaVac and BNT162b2 Against Severe Outcomes Over Time Among Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Omicron. JAMA Network Open Feb 2023;6(2):e2254777 doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.54777


Guo Z, Zhao S, Yam CHK, Li C, Jiang X, Chow TY, Chong KC, Yeoh EK. Estimating the Serial Intervals of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.4, BA.5, and BA.2.12.1 Variants in Hong Kong. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2023 Feb 8;17(2):e13105. doi: 10.1111/irv.13105


Wai AK, Chan CY, Cheung AWL, Wang K, Chan SC, Lee TT, Luk LY, Yip ET, Ho JW, Tsui OW, Cheung KW, Lee S, Tong CK, Yamamoto T, Rainer TH, Wong ELY. Association of Molnupiravir and Nirmatrelvir-Ritonavir with preventable mortality, hospital admissions and related avoidable healthcare system cost among high-risk patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. Lancet Reg Health West Pac. 2023 Jan;30:100602. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100602.


Wang K, Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Dong D, Yeoh EK. Loss-framing of Information and Pre-vaccination Consultation Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance: A Survey Experiment. Front Public Health 2023 Jan 24;11:1063444. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1063444


Guo Z, Zhao S, Lee SS, Mok CK, Wong NS, Wang J, Jia KM, Wang MH, Yam CH, Chow TY, Chong KC, Yeoh EK. Superspreading potential of COVID-19 outbreak seeded by Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2 in Hong Kong. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2022 Sep 17;29(6):taac049. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taac049.


Guo Z, Zhao S, Lee SS, CT Hung, Wong NS, Yam CH, Chow TY, Wang J, Wang MH, Chong KC, Yeoh EK. A statistical framework for tracking the time-varying superspreading potential of COVID-19 epidemic. Epidemics. 2023 Jan 24;42:100670.


Guo ZH, Zhao S, Ryu SH, Mok CKP, Hung CT, Chong KC, Yeoh EK. Superspreading potential of infection seeded by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1 variant in South Korea. Journal of Infection Sept 2022;85(3):e77-e79.


Wong ELY, Qiu H, Chien WT, Wong JCL, Chalise HN, Hoang HTX, Nguyen HT, Chan PKS, Wong MCS, Cheung AWL, Yeoh EK. COVID-19 Vaccine Willingness and Related Factors Among Health Care Workers in 3 Southeast Asian Jurisdictions. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Aug 1;5(8):e2228061. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.28061.


Wang KL, Ho KF, Leung LYT, Chow KM, Cheung YY, Tsang D, Lai RWM, Xu RH, Yeoh EK, Hung CT. Risk of air and surface contamination of SARS-CoV-2 in isolation wards and its relationship with patient and environmental characteristics. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety Aug 2022;241:113740


Cao LR, Lou JZ, Chan SY, Zheng H, Liu CQ, Zhao S, Li Q, Mok CKP, Chan RWY, Chong MKC, Wu WKK, Chen ZG, Wong ELY, Chan PKS, Zee BCY, Yeoh EK, Wang MHT. Rapid evaluation of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic infection with SARS-CoV-2 variants by analysis of genetic distance. Nature Medicine Aug 2022;28:1715-1722


Kwok KO, Wei WI, Ma BHM, Ip M, Cheung H, Hui E, Tang A, Mcneil EB, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Antibiotic use among COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong, January 2018 to March 2021. Journal of Infection Jun 2022;84(6):e129-e132


Wong NS, Lee SS, Chan DPC, Li TCM, Ho THY, Luk FWL, Chow KM, Tso EYK, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS, Hui DSC, Lui GCY. Trajectory patterns of SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibody response in convalescent COVID-19 patients. Communications Medicine May 2022;2:53 DOI: 10.1038/s43856-022-00119-2


Wong CHL, Zhong CCW, Chung VCH, Nilsen P, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK. Barriers and facilitators to receiving the COVID-19 vaccination and development of theoretically-informed implementation strategies for the public: qualitative study in Hong Kong. Vaccines May 2022;10,764


Sun KS, Lau TSM, Yeoh EK, Chung VCH, Leung YS, Yam CHK, Hung CT. Effectiveness of different types and levels of social distancing measures: a scoping review of global evidence from early stage of COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Open Apr 2022;12(4):e053938 doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053938


Kwan TH, Wong NS, Yeoh EK, Lee SS. Shifts of SARS-CoV-2 exposure settings in the transmission clusters of 2 epidemic waves in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. April 202218;1-13.


Wang K, Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Yau PSY, Chung VC, Wong CHL, Dong D, Wong SYS and Yeoh EK (2021) Influence of Vaccination Characteristics on COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Among Working-Age People in Hong Kong, China: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Front. Public Health 9:793533. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.793533


Chong KC, Jia K, Lee SS, Hung CT, Wong NS, Lai FTT, Chau N, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Wei Y, Guo Z, Yeoh EK. Characterization of Unlinked Cases of COVID-19 and Implications for Contact Tracing Measures: Retrospective Analysis of Surveillance Data. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2021;7(11):e30968 doi: 10.2196/30968 PMID: 34591778


Kwan TH, Wong NS, Yeoh EK, SS Lee. Mining relationships between transmission clusters from contact tracing data: An application for investigating COVID-19 outbreak. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 Nov; 28(11): 2385–2392.  doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocab175


Wang K, Wong ELY, Ho KF, Cheung AWL, Chan EYY, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Unequal availability of workplace policy for prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 across occupations and its relationship with personal protection behaviours: a cross-sectional survey. Int J Equity Health. 2021 Sep 7;20(1):200. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01527-x.


Wang J, Chen X, Guo Z, Zhao S, Huang Z, Zhuang Z, Wong EL, Zee BC, Chong MKC, Wang MH, Yeoh EK. Superspreading and heterogeneity in transmission of SARS, MERS, and COVID-19: A systematic review. Comput Struct Biotechnol J. 2021;19:5039-5046. doi: 10.1016/j.csbj.2021.08.045.


Wong ELY, Ho KF, Dong D, Cheung AWL, Yau PSY, Chan EYY, Yeoh EK, Chien WT, Chen FYH, Poon S, Zhang QP, Wong SYS. Compliance with Standard Precautions and Its Relationship with Views on Infection Control and Prevention Policy among Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health March 2021; 18(7):3420 at


Yeoh EK, Chong KC, Chiew CJ, Lee VJ, Ng CW, Hashimoto H, Kwon SM, Wang WB, Chau NNS, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Hung CT. Assessing the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on the transmissibility and severity of COVID-19 during the first five months in the Western Pacific Region. One Health 2021 (online)


Wang KL, Wong ELY, Ho KF, Cheung AWL, Yau PSY, Dong D, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Change of willingness to accept COVID-19 vaccine and reasons of vaccine hesitancy of working people at different waves of local epidemic in Hong Kong, China: repeated cross-sectional surveys. Vaccines 2021 (online)


Wang K, Wong ELY, Ho KF, Cheung AWL, Chan EYY, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS. Intention of nurses to accept coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination and change of intention to accept seasonal influenza vaccination during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey. Vaccine 2020, 21;38(45):7049-7056. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.09.021


Wong MCS, Wong ELY, Huang J, Cheung AWL, Law K, Chong MKC, Ng RWY, Lai CKC, Boon SS, Lau JTF, Chen Z, Chan PKS. Acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine based on the health belief model: A population-based survey in Hong Kong. Vaccine. 2021 Jan 6:S0264-410X(20)31695-9.


Dong D, Xu RH, Wong ELY, Hung CT, Feng D, Feng ZC, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS. Public Preference for COVID-19Vaccines in China: a Discrete Choice Experiment. Health Expectations Dec 2020;23(6):1543-1578.


Wu YS, Yan X, Dong D, Chung RYN, Yeoh EK. Equitable exit strategy is required: lessons learnt from Hong Kong’s current resurgence of local outbreaks among individuals from highly deprived neighbourboods. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health Dec 2020;74(12):1080


Wu YS, Yan X, Zhao S, Wang JX, Ran JJ, Dong D, Wang M, Fung H, Yeoh EK, Chung RYN. Association of time to diagnosis with socioeconomic position and geographical accessibility to healthcare among symptomatic COVID-19 patients: a retrospective study in Hong Kong. Health & Place Nov 2020:66:102465


Wong NS, Lee SS, Kwan TH, Yeoh EK. Settings of virus exposure and their implications in the propagation of transmission networks in a COVID-19 outbreak. The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific Nov 2020


Wong ELY, Ho KF, Wong SYS, Cheung AWL, Yau PSY, Dong D, Yeoh EK. Views on Workplace Policies and its Impact on Health-related Quality of Life During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic: Cross-sectional Survey of Employees. International Journal of Health Policy and Management Aug 2020. Online.


Wong ELY, Yeoh EK, Dong D. Covid-19: transforming healthcare will require collaboration and innovative policies. BMJ 2020;369:02229 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m2229

Other papers:

Tian L, Wong ELY, Dong D, Cheung AWL, Chan SKW, Cao Y, Mok PKH, Zhou L, Xu RH. Improving mental health literacy using web- or app-based interventions: A scoping review. Digit Health. 2024 Apr 5;10:20552076241243133. doi: 10.1177/20552076241243133.


Lee MM, Yeoh EK, Wang K, Wong ELY. Caregiver Employees’ Mental Well-Being in Hong Kong. Healthcare (Basel). 2024 May 14;12(10):1013. doi: 10.3390/healthcare12101013.


Chan PS, Fang Y, Xie YJ, Wong MC, Nilsen P, Leung SF, Cheung K, Wang ZX, Yeoh EK. Applying the consolidated framework for implementation research to investigate factors of implementing alcohol screening and brief intervention among primary care physicians and nurses in Hong Kong, China: an exploratory sequential mixed-method study. Implementation Science Communications May 2024;5(1):52 DOI: 10.1186/s43058-024-00590-z


Wong ELY, Qiu H, Sun KS, Mo PKH, Lai AHY, Yam CHK, Miao HY, Cheung AWL, Yeoh EK. Social support, resilience, and mental health among three high-risk groups in Hong Kong: a mediation analysis. International Journal of Public Health Apr 2024;69:1606828


Yau STY, Leung E, Wong MCS, Hung CT, Chong KC, Lee A, Yeoh EK. Metabolic dysfunction-associated profiles and subsequent site-specific risk of obesity-related cancers among Chinese patients with diabetes: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open April 2024;14(4):e082414 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-082414


Kwok KO, Wei WI, Mcneil EB, Tang A, Tan JWT, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Comparative analysis of symptom profile and risk of death associated with injection by SARS-CoV-2 and its variants in Hong Kong. Journal of Medical Virology Feb 2024;96:e29326


Wang KL, Zhao Shi, Lee EKP, Yau SZM, Wu YS, Hung CT, Yeoh EK. Risk of demential among patients with diabetes in a multidisciplinary, primary care management program. JAMA Network Open Feb 2024;7(2):e2355733 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.55733


Zhong CCW, Wong CHL, Hung CT, Yeoh EK, Wong ELY, Chung VCH. Adapting evidence-informed peri-discharge complex interventions in reducing 30-day hospital readmissions for heart failure and COPD. Health Policy and Technology Dec 2023;12(4):100804


Li KH, Wang YW, Jiang XT, Li CL, Chen JJ, Zeng YQ, Zhao S, Ho JYE, Ran JJ, Han LF, Wei YC, Yeoh EK, Chong KC. Relationship between temperature variability and daily hospitalisations in Hong Kong over two decades. Journal of Global Health Oct 2023;13:04122 DOI: 10.7189/jogh.13.04122


Guo ZH, Zhao S, Sun SZ, Wang K, Ran JJ, He DH, Wei YC, Wang HW, Sun J, Chong KC, Yeoh EK. Estimating the serial interval of Marburg virus human-to-human transmission from a case cluster seeded by a cross-border traveler. Journal of Travel Medicine Sept 2023;30(5):taad100


Wang Y, Wong ELY, Nilsen P, Chung VCH, Tian Y, Yeoh EK. A scoping review of implementation science theories, models, and frameworks – an appraisal of purpose, characteristics, usability, applicability, and testability. Implement Sci. 2023 Sep 19;18(1):43. doi: 10.1186/s13012-023-01296-x.


Xu RH, Wong ELY, Luo N, Norman R, Lehmann J, Holzner B, King MT, Kemmler G; EORTC QLG. The EORTC QLU-C10D: the Hong Kong valuation study. Eur J Health Econ. 2023 Sep 28. doi: 10.1007/s10198-023-01632-4.


Xu RH, Wang LL, Zhou LM, Wong ELY, Wang D. Assessment of eHealth literacy to reduce financial toxicity and improve shared decision-making in cancer patients: A cross-sectional study. Digit Health. 2023 Jun 12;9:20552076231181475. doi: 10.1177/20552076231181475.


Wu Y, Wang DY, Zhao S, Wang MH, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK. Emergency Department Use Across Income Groups Following an Increase in Cost-Sharing. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Aug 1;6(8):e2329577. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.29577.


Wong ELY, Qiu H, Cheung AWL, Leung HHW, Chen FY, Yeoh EK. Association of social isolation with health status among community-dwelling Chinese older adults living with homecare services: a cross-sectional survey in Hong Kong. Front Public Health. 2023 Jun 2;11:1099734. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1099734.


Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Qiu H, Ma JC, Yeoh EK. Validation of the accident and emergency experience questionnaire: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Jun 9;23(1):608. doi: 10.1186/s12913-023-09560-y.


Yam CHK, Yeoh EK, Wong ELY, Lai AHY, Ip EMY, Chow TY, Wang KL. Experience of a Demand-side Subsidy Scheme for Residential Long-term Care: Perspectives of Elderly and Their Carers. BMC Geriatrics volume 23, Article number: 12 (2023).


Wong NS, Chan DPC, Poon CM, Chan CP, Lau LHW, Yeoh EK, Lee SS. Hepatitis B burden and population immunity in a high endemicity city – a geographically random household epidemiology study for evaluating achievability of elimination. Epidemiology and Infection Mar 2023;151:e41 DOI: 10.1017/S0950268823000341


Asim S, Nichini E, Goggins WB, Dong D, Yeoh EK. Maternity Care Experience of Pakistani Ethnic Minority Women in Hong Kong. Front. Public Health, 01 March 2023 Volume 11 – 2023.


Guo ZH, Zhao S, Sun SZ, He DH, Chong KC, Yeoh EK. Estimation of the Serial Interval of Mondeypox During the Early Outbreak in 2022. Journal of Medical Virology Jan 2023;95(1):e28248


Huang Y, Wei WI, Correia DF, Ma BHM, Tang A, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS, Ip M, Kwok KO. Antibiotic Use for Respiratory Tract Infections among Older Adults Living in long-term Care Facilities: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Hospital Infection Jan 2023;131:107-121


Chan CY, Chau PYK, Yeoh EK, Wong ELY. Impact of additional community services provision on dementia caregiver burden: an interrupted time-series analysis of 12-year interRAI assessments in Hong Kong. BMJ Open. 2022 Nov 22;12(11):e057221. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057221.


Chan CY, Hoi BP, Wong EL. Lay health worker intervention in pre-diabetes management: Study protocol of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial for Chinese families living in inadequate houses. Front Public Health. 2022 Oct 10;10:957754. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.957754.


Zhong CCW, Wong CHL, Cheung WKW, Yeoh EK, Hung CT, Yip BHK, Wong ELY, Wong SYS, Chung VCH. Peri-discharge complex interventions for reducing 30-day hospital readmissions among heart failure patients: overview of systematic reviews and network meta-analysis. Perspectives in Public Health Sept 2022; 142(5):263-277


Chong KC, Yeoh EK, Leung CC, Lau SYF, Lam HCY, Goggins WB, Zhao S, Ran J, Mohammad KN, Chan RWY, Lai CKC, Chan PKS, Leung CSY, Chen VXY, Wang Y, Wei Y. 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 Sept 2022;837:155711


Wong ELY, Poon CM, Cheung AWL, Chen FY, Yeoh EK. Relationship between patient experience and hospital readmission: system-level survey with deterministic data linkage method. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2022 Jul 21;22(1):197. doi: 10.1186/s12874-022-01677-8.


Ding H, Huang J, Deng Y, Tin SPP, Wong MC, Yeoh EK. Characteristics of participants who take up screening tests for diabetes and lipid disorders: a systematic review. BMJ Open Apr 2022;12(4):e055764 doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055764


Hung HHY, Chan EYY, Chow E, Leung SY, Lai FTT, Yeoh EK. Consumption of home-prepared meal at workplace as a predictor of glycated haemoglobin among people with type 2 diabetes in Hong Kong: a mixed-methods study. Nutrition & Diabetes Apr 2022;12(1):16
DOI: 10.1038/s41387-022-00188-1


Liang YL, Lai FTT, Kwan JLY, Chan W, Yeoh EK. Sport and recreational physical activities attenuate the predictive association of multimorbidity with increased geriatric depressive symptoms: a 14-year follow-up study of community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity Apr 2022;30(2):252-260 DOI: 10.1123/japa.2021-0070


Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Haines CJ, Wang CC, Wong CK, Tsim KWK, Cheng WKF, Leung PC. The Efficacy of Herbal Supplement Danggui Buxue Tang for Relieving Menopausal Symptoms. J Menopausal Med. 2022 Apr;28(1):33-39. doi: 10.6118/jmm.21024.


Lin J, Islam K, Leeder S, Huo Z, Hung CT, Yeoh EK, Gillespie J, Dong H, Askildsen JE, Liu D, Cao Q, Yip BHK, Castelli A. Integrated care for multimorbidity population in Asian countries: a scoping review. International Journal of Integrated Care Mar 2022;22(1):22


Mo PKH, Wong ELY, Yeung NCY, Wong SYS, Chung RY, Tong ACY, Ko CCY, Li J, Yeoh EK. Differential associations among social support, health promoting behaviors, health-related quality of life and subjective well-being in older and younger persons: a structural equation modelling approach. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2022 Mar 4;20(1):38. doi: 10.1186/s12955-022-01931-z.


Wong ELY, Lau JYC, Chau PYK, Chung RY, Wong SYS, Woo J, Yeoh EK. Caregivers’ Experience of End-of-Life Stage Elderly Patients: Longitudinal Qualitative Interview. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Feb 13;19(4):2101. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19042101.


Wu YS, Fung H, Shum HM, Zhao S, Wong ELY, Chong KC, Hung CT, Yeoh EK. Evaluation of length of stay, care volume, in-hospital mortality, and emergency readmission rate associated with use of diagnosis-related groups for internal resource allocation in public hospitals in Hong Kong. JAMA Network Open Feb 2022;5(2):e2145685 doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.45685


Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Chen Z, Wong AYK, Yeung ACM, Yau PSY and Chan PKS. Molecular Epidemiology of Human Papillomavirus Infection Among Chinese Women With Cervical Cytological Abnormalities. Front. Public Health 2022, 10:820517. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.820517


Wang KL, Wong ELY, Lai AHY, Yam CHK, Ip EMY, Cheung AWL, Yeoh EK. Preference of caregivers on residential care homes for older persons with versus without communication problems: a discrete choice experiment. BMC Geriatric  2022;22(1):411  DOI: 10.1186/s12877-022-03073-9


Lai FTT, Wong ELY, Tam ZPY, Cheung AWL, Lau MC, Wu CM, Wong R, Ma HM, Yip BHK, Yeoh EK. Association of volunteer-administered home care with reduced emergency room visits and hospitalization among older adults with chronic conditions: a propensity-score-matched cohort study. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2021, 127: 104158.


Wong ELY, Tang KS, Dong D, Mo PK, Cheung AWL, Lau JC, Yeoh EK. Evaluation of the implementation of information system for postdischarge with the theoretical domains framework by healthcare professionals: a multistage design with qualitative inquiry and Delphi expert discussion protocol. BMJ Open. 2021 Dec 10;11(12):e046081. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046081.


Xu RH, Dong D, Luo N, Wong EL, Yang R, Liu J, Yuan H, Zhang S. Mapping the Haem-A-QoL to the EQ-5D-5L in patients with hemophilia. Qual Life Res. 2021 Nov 30. doi: 10.1007/s11136-021-03051-5.


Xu RH, Zhou LM, Wong EL, Wang D. Investigating Medical Student’s Preferences for Internet-Based Healthcare Services: A Best-Worst Scaling Survey. Front Public Health. 2021 Dec 6;9:757310. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.757310.


Xu RH, Keetharuth AD, Wang LL, Cheung AW, Wong ELY. Measuring health-related quality of life and well-being: a head-to-head psychometric comparison of the EQ-5D-5L, ReQoL-UI and ICECAP-A. Eur J Health Econ. 2021 Aug 2:1–12. doi: 10.1007/s10198-021-01359-0.


Zhang H, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK, Ma BHM. Development of an explicit tool assessing potentially inappropriate medication using Hong Kong elder patients. BMC Geriatrics, 2021;21(1):98. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02024-0.


Chan CY, Cheung G, Martinez-ruiz A, Chau YK, Wang KL, Yeoh EK, Wong ELY. (2021) Caregiver burnout of community-dwelling people with dementia in Hong Kong and New Zealand: A cross-sectional study. BMC Geriatrics, 2021; 21(1):261. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02153-6.


Fung VL, Lai AH, Yam CH, Wong ELY, Griffiths SM, Yeoh EK. Healthcare vouchers for better elderly services? Input from private healthcare service providers in Hong Kong. Health Soc Care Community. 2020 Oct 31. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.13203


Wang K, Wong AYK, Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Yeoh EK.  The perception of older and other stakeholders on long-term care services with higher individual autonomy: A qualitative study in Hong Kong and analysis of official data during 2004-2016.  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2019; 20(3): B34.


Yeoh, E.K., Yam, C.H.K., Chong, K.C., Chow, T.Y., Fung, V.L.H., Wong, E.L.Y., Griffiths, S.M. An evaluation of universal vouchers as a demand-side subsidy to change primary care utilization: A retrospective analysis of longitudinal services utilization and voucher claims data from a survey cohort in Hong Kong. Health Policy, 2020, 124(2), 189-198.