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Dr Fong, Daniel Yee Tak 方以德

Title:
Associate Professor
Honorary Associate Professor

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Dr Fong, Daniel Yee Tak 方以德

Title:
Associate Professor
Honorary Associate Professor

Research Interests:(click to check for cognate researchers)

Also Cited As:
Fong, Yee-tak, Daniel
Fong, DY
Fong, D

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
The University of Hong KongB.Sc.(1st Hons) in Mathematics
The University of Hong KongM.Phil in Statistics
The University of WaterlooPh.D. in Statistics
Biography

Dr Daniel Y.T. Fong is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing of The University of Hong Kong. He received his degrees of B.Sc.(1st Hons) in Mathematics and MPhil in Statistics from The University of Hong Kong. He then obtained his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr Fong is an experienced biostatistician in health research with over 15 years of experience in clinical trials and statistical consulting. Specifically, he focuses on the application of the best available methods to scientific research in health-related fields, and to develop novel methodologies that could improve the application.  Dr Fong’s main research themes are Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) and Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO). Both require use of proper and sometimes innovative statistical methods. To date, over 140 papers have been published or accepted in international peer-reviewed journals under the themes of AIS, and PRO, including biostatistical methods development and multi-disciplinary research. In particular, our work on AIS has provided new highly graded evidence on a long controversy of scoliosis screening, and our team had been invited to participate in an international task force to review the current evidence of screening for AIS. Moreover, we have shown how physical activity may help improve clinical outcomes including quality of life, and ensured reliable and valid PRO tools are being used in practice, which include but not limited to the SF-12, Chinese Breast Cancer Screen, and Functional Living Index - Cancer.   Since 2012, Dr Fong has been elected as the President of the Hong Kong Society for Quality of Life. He is currently appointed as an Associate Editor of the journal of Quality of Life Research, and is also serving in the Editorial Board of the Scientifica (Nursing) and the World Journal of Orthopaedics.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2010-04-01Prevalence, determinants, and association of Schmorl's nodes of the lumbar spine with disc degeneration: a population-based study of 2,449 individuals. Best Clinical Study Prize: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
Research Achievement
Mok, PS
Karppinen, J
Cauilan, GE
2008-11-29Schmorl's Nodes of the lumbar spine: prevalence, classification, associated risk factors and clinical relevance: Arthur Yau Award. 28th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 29-30, 2008
Research Achievement
2014-11-01Best Poster Award on "Health-related Quality of Life of Patients with Colorectal Neoplasm and Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Screening in Hong Kong": Health Research Symposium 2014
Research Achievement
Mok, PS
Karppinen, J
2010-04-01ISSLS Prize for Lumbar Spine Research. Prevalence, determinants and association of Schmorl’s Nodes of the lumbar spine with disc degeneration: A population-based study of 2499 individuals.: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, April 13-17, 2010
Research Achievement
2009-12-01Faculty Teaching Medal: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
Karppinen, J
Mok, PS
2008-11-29Juvenile disc degeneration of the lumbar spine: epidemiology, risk factors and clinical relevance: Best Poster Award. Global Spine Congress, San Francisco, USA, June 23-26, 2009
Research Achievement
Chan, TY
Wong, SYS
Chiu, BCF
2013-06-01Best Oral Presentation: Hong Kong Primary Care Confernece
Research Achievement
Mok, PS
Karppinen, J
Cauilan, GE
2008-11-29Schmorl's nodes of the lumbar spine: prevalence, classification, associated risk factors and clinical relevance: AOSpine Best Paper Award. 28th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 29-30, 2008
Research Achievement
Lai, YKA
Lam, CMJ
Weaver, TW
2013-06-01Pi Iota Chapter Scholarship: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Research Achievement
Lai, YKA
Lam, CMJ
Weaver, TW
2012-05-01ATS Travel Scholarship Awards: American Thoracic Society International Conference, USA
Research Achievement
Wong, SYS
Lee, PWH
Wong, JGWS
Chiu, BCF
2014-05-01Best Research Award 2013: Hong Kong College of Family Physicians
Research Achievement
Wong, SYS
Chiu, BCF
Chan, TY
2014-05-01Oral Merit Award: WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference
Research Achievement
CHOI, PH
2015-12-01Best Poster Presentation Award: The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum,10-11 December.
Research Achievement
WAN, YF
JIAO, F
Chan, KC
Chan, KH
Kwok, LP
2015-12-01Best Poster Award for Students: The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum, 10-11 December 2015
Research Achievement
CHOI, PH
2016-05-01Young Researcher Scholarships: Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, Dongguan, China
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
1995-2008MemberAmerican Statistical Association
1998-2003MemberInternational Biometric Society
2004-2014Life memberHong Kong Society for Quality of Life
2005-presentCouncil memeberHong Kong Society for Quality of Life
2012-2014ChairmanHong Kong Society for Quality of Life
2014-presentPresidentWorld Association for Chinese Quality of Life
1999-2003MemberSociety for Clinical Trials, Inc.
2011-presentMemberDepartment of Education, The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
2013-2018MemberInstitutional Review Board/University of Hong Kong/Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster
2015MemberInternational Society for Quality of Life Research
2014-presentLife memberWorld Association for Chinese Quality of Life
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