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Dr. Wan Yuk Fai, Eric

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care,
The University of Hong Kong

BSc, MSc, Ph.D. (HKU), PStat® (ASA), CStat (RSS), CSci


Biography

Dr. Eric Wan is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, and the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy of The University of Hong Kong. He obtained his degree of B.Sc. in Computing Mathematics with First Class Honour from the City University of Hong Kong and M.Sc. in Statistics with Distinction from the University of Nottingham in UK. Following the completion of his Ph.D. in family medicine and medical statistics from the University of Hong Kong, he worked as a medical statistician in the University of Oxford. He was also a Chartered Statistician (CStat) from the Royal Statistical Society, a Professional Statistician (PStat®) from the American Statistical Association, and a Chartered Scientist (CSci) from the Science Council (UK). Eric is an experienced epidemiologist and medical statistician in health and health service research, and published several papers in international journals. Currently, he is continuing to pursue his interest in medication safety, pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, public health and health intervention/service using big data cohort.

 

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Key Research Areas

  • Big data research: epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology
  • Risk prediction modelling
  • Health and health service research including cost-effectiveness analysis

Key Publications

Eric Wan has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed international journal, in particular the big data cohort study in the evaluation of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of various health interventions and services, and epidemiology in hypertension, diabetes and multi-morbidity.

The selected 10 publications can be found below.

  • Eric YF Wan, Esther YT Yu, Weng-Yee Chin, Colman SC Fung, Daniel YT Fong, Edmond PH Choi, Anca KC Chan, Cindy LK Lam. Effect of Achieved Systolic Blood Pressure on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - A Population-based Retrospective Cohort Study. Diabetes Care. 2018; 41 (6): 1134-1141 DOI: 10.2337/dc17-0426. (IF= 13.397, 5/138 in Endocrinology & Metabolism)

  • Eric YF Wan, Colman SC Fung, FF JIAO, Esther YT Yu, Weng-Yee Chin, Daniel YT Fong, Carlos KH Wong, Anca KC Chan, Karina HY Chan, Ruby LP Kwok, Cindy LK Lam. Five-Year Effectiveness of the Multidisciplinary Risk Assessment and Management Programme–Diabetes Mellitus (RAMP-DM) on Diabetes-Related Complications and Health Service Uses—A Population-Based and Propensity-Matched Cohort Study Diabetes Care 2018;41:49-59 DOI: 10.2337/dc17-0426 (IF= 13.397, 5/138 in Endocrinology & Metabolism)

  • Eric YF Wan, Colman SC Fung, Esther YT Yu, Daniel YT Fong, Julie Y Chan, Cindy LK Lam. Association of Visit-to-visit variability of Systolic Blood Pressure with Cardiovascular Diseases and Mortality in Chinese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – A Retrospective Population-based Cohort Study. Diabetes Care 2016 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc16-1617 (IF= 13.397, 5/138 in Endocrinology & Metabolism)

  • Eric YF Wan, Colman SC Fung, Esther YT Yu, Daniel YT Fong, Weng-Yee Chin, Chan AKC, Cindy LK Lam. Do we need a Patient-centred Target for Systolic Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?. Hypertension 2017; 70 (Nov):1273-1282. DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117.10034. (IF= 6.823, 3/63 in Peripheral vascular disease)

  • Eric YF Wan, Daniel YT Fong, Colman SC Fung, Esther YT Yu, Weng-Yee Chin, Anca KC Chan, Cindy LK Lam. Development of a Cardiovascular Diseases Risk Prediction Model and Tools for Chinese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – A Population-based Retrospective Cohort Study. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2018;20:309-318 DOI: 10.1111/dom.13066 (IF= 5.980, 13/138 in Endocrinology & Metabolism)

  • Eric YF Wan, Daniel YT Fong, Colman SC Fung, Esther YT Yu, Weng-Yee Chin, Anca KC Chan, Cindy LK Lam. Classification Rule for 5-year Cardiovascular Diseases Risk using decision tree in Primary Care Chinese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Scientific Reports. 2017;7:1523. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-15579 (IF= 4.122, 10/64 in MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES - SCIE)

  • Eric YF Wan, Colman SC Fung, Esther YT Yu, Weng-Yee Chin, Daniel YT Fong, Anca KC Chan, Cindy LK Lam. Effect of multifactorial treatment targets and relative importance of haemoglobin A1c, blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol on Cardiovascular Diseases in Chinese Primary Care Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - A Population-based Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of the American Heart Association 2017 6(8), 1-13. doi: https://doi.org/10.1161/jaha.117.006400 (IF= 4.450, 35/126 in Cardiac & cardiovascular system)

  • Eric YF Wan, Colman SC Fung, Edmond PH Choi, Carlos KH Wong, Anca KC Chan, Karina HY Chan, Cindy LK Lam. Main predictors of changes in health-related quality of life in Chinese patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Quality of Life Research 2016:1-9 DOI: 10.1007/s11136-016-1324-4 (IF= 2.392, 32/90 in Health care sciences and services)

  • Eric YF Wan, Esther YT Yu, Colman SC Fung, Weng-Yee Chin, Daniel YT Fong, Anca Chan KC, Cindy LK Lam. Relation between HbA1c and incident cardiovascular disease over a period of 6 years in the Hong Kong population. Diabetes & Metabolism. 2018 (in press) (IF= 3.744, 33/138 in Endocrinology & Metabolism).

  • Eric YF Wan, Colman SC Fung, Carlos KH Wong, Weng-Yee Chin, Cindy LK Lam. Association of Hemoglobin A1c Levels With Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in Chinese Patients With Diabetes. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2016 67(4), 456-458. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2015.11.020 (IF= 16.834, 3/128 in Cardiac & cardiovascular system).

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Research Funding


Principal Investigator

  • P-I of “Pilot study on the association between blood pressure and risk of vascular and non-vascular diseases”. Seed Fund for Basic Research #201906159003 HK$149,886. Start date: Jun 2019 End date: Jun 2021.
  • P-I of “Identifying and articulating the student learning experience in the MBBS 130 curriculum Enrichment Year”. HKU Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Award HK$100,000. Start date: Sep 2019 End date: Aug 2020.


Co-investigator

  • 3. Co-I of “The safe use of dating applications (apps) among men who have sex with men: developing and testing an interactive web-based intervention to reduce risky sexual behaviours” (P.I. EPH Choi, Research Grants Council Early Career Scheme Grant # 27607518 from Research Grants Council, HKSAR, HK$877,176) Start date: Jan 2019 End date: Dec 2021
  • 4. Co-I of “The unmet needs, symptoms distress and psychosocial profile of Chines patients with prostate cancer, a prospective longitudinal study” (P.I. EPH Choi, Enhanced New Staff Start-up Research Grant HK$380,000) Start date: June 2018 End date: May 2021
  • 5. Co-I of “In-depth exploration of a bidirectional parent-child health relationship and its mediating and moderating factors among low-income families in Hong Kong” (P.I. EYT Yu, Health and Medical Research Fund #14151571 from The Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR) HK$1,200,000 Start date: 01/08/2017; End date: 31/07/2019
  • 6. Co-I of “10-year risk predication models of complications and mortality of DM in Chinese patients in primary care in HK” (P.I. CLK LAM, Health and Medical Research Fund #14151181 from The Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR) HK$1,200,000 Start date: 01/07/2017; End date: 30/06/2019


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Other Information

Seeking MPhil/PhD candidates

We are seeking highly organised and motivated graduate students to conduct research in the areas of medication safety, pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, public health and health intervention/service using big data cohort. Currently, we focus on the following research area:

  • To evaluate the effect of risk factors (e.g. body mass index, blood pressure) associated on Cardiovascular diseases in patients with diabetes mellitus.
  • To develop the prediction models for cardiovascular diseases in patients with diabetes mellitus using both traditional and innovative methods such as machine learning.

We are also welcome any new reseach idea in these areas. For further information about the project and suitability, please email Dr. Eric Wan (yfwan@hku.hk).


Honours and Awards

  • Faculty of Medicine Outstanding Research Output Award, 2019 (as First author)
  • Best Research Paper Award Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 2019 (as co-author)
  • Best Poster Award, 7th Asia Pacific Primary Care Research Conference 2019 (as co-author)
  • Best Contribution to Family Medicine Award World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), 2018 (as First author)
  • 1st Distinguished Research Making Family Medicine Shine Award World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), 2018 (as First author)
  • Hong Kong College of Family Physicians Best Research Award, 2017 (as co-author)
  • Hong Kong College of Family Physicians Best Research Award, 2016 (as co-author)
  • Best Poster Presentation Award the 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum, 2015 (as First author)
  • Distinguished Paper Award North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting,2014 (as co-author)

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