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Dr Leung, Nancy Hiu Lan 梁曉灡

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Research Assistant Professor

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Dr Leung, Nancy Hiu Lan 梁曉灡

Title:
Research Assistant Professor

Short Biography:

Dr. Leung is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the HKUMed School of Public Health. Her research focuses on infectious disease epidemiology, with major interest in study design, establishment of cohorts and data analyses of large community-based studies on the transmission, burden, individual and population immunity, and vaccine immunogenicity of respiratory virus infections.

 

 

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2009The University of Hong KongBSc (Biochemistry)
2012The University of Hong KongMPhil (Microbiology)
2015The University of Hong KongPhD (Public Health)
Biography

Dr. Leung is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the HKUMed School of Public Health. Her research focuses on infectious disease epidemiology, with major interest in study design, establishment of cohorts and data analyses of large community-based studies on the transmission, burden, individual and population immunity, and vaccine immunogenicity of respiratory virus infections.

Dr. Leung has published academic articles as first-, corresponding- and senior- author (h-index 12, # citations 1128), including a first-authored article on efficacy of face mask in Nature Medicine which ranked #5 over 14 million research outputs internationally ever tracked by Altmetric at the time of publication, and a single-author article in Nature Reviews Microbiology on respiratory virus transmission. She has delivered 7 oral presentations in international conferences. She participates actively in international collaborative research and has received funding supports from major local and international grants, including the Hong Kong Theme-based Research Scheme, the China Guangdong Natural Science Fund (廣東省自然科學基金), the United States NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) network and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is a reviewer for 17 academic journals, including JAMA, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Environmental Science & Technology, BMJ Global Health, Clinical Epidemiology, American Journal of Infection Control, etc. She also teaches an introductory epidemiology course at the graduate level.

Dr. Leung has completed comprehensive trainings in studying the epidemiology of human respiratory virus infections at the population level and virus-host interaction at the molecular level. Her postdoctoral research focuses on the establishment and data analyses for large prospective longitudinal cohorts and vaccine trials on respiratory virus burden, individual and population immunity, and repeated vaccinations in Hong Kong, mainland China and the United Kingdom. During PhD, she designed a series of field studies on the aerosol transmission of influenza virus and other respiratory virus infections, on which she received two Best Abstract Awards from international conferences. Her MPhil focused on the molecular mechanism of antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) to evaluate the safety of a SARS vaccine candidate, which was cited by a Lancet review article on COVID-19 immunity and vaccine development. Dr. Leung also has a strong interest in field epidemiology, in particular on designing and adopting electronic systems for data capture and quality control, specimen tracking and workflow monitoring to facilitate the management of large-scale community studies.

Awards:

Best Poster Award in the category ‘Public Health’, Options for the Control of Influenza X, 2019

Best Abstract in the category ‘Infection Control’, 17th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection cum 8th International Infection Control Conference, 2018

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Chen, Y
Wendlandt, R
Havers, F
Greene, C
Xu, C
Tang, F
Shen, J
Zhang, J
Iuliano, AD
Shifflett, P
Song, Y
Zhang, R
Kim, L
Shu, Y
Yu, H
Thompson, MG
CARES Investigators, .
2018-10-01Young Scientist Travel Award, World Life Science Conference 2018: China Union of Life Science Societies, and Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, 中國科學技術協會,中 華人民共和國科學技術 部
Research Achievement
SHIU, EYC
Hau, JPB
Mcdevitt, JJ
Seto, WH
Milton, DK
2019-08-01Best Poster Award (Public Health), 10th Options for the Control of Influenza: International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Diseases
Research Achievement
Shiu, EYC
Hau, BJP
Mcdevitt, JJ
Seto, WH
Milton, DK
2018-08-01Best Abstract in Category 'Infection Control', 17th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection cum 8th International Infection Control Conference: Hong Kong Society for Microbiology and Infection Hong Kong Infection Control Nurses’ Association
Research Achievement
2016-09-01Sino-British Fellowship Trust Visitorships 2016-17: China Affairs Office, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
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