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Dr Lau, Eric Ho Yin 劉浩然

Title:
Scientific Officer

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Dr Lau, Eric Ho Yin 劉浩然

Title:
Scientific Officer

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Also Cited As:
Lau, Ho Yin
Lau, EH
Lau, E

Biography

Dr Eric Lau is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a focus on surveillance and transmission dynamics of infectious diseases in human and animals, and assessment of infection control measures. His previous work has contributed to the understanding and control of emerging human and zoonotic diseases such as SARS, MERS, scarlet fever, avian influenza A(H7N9) and COVID-19. His latest projects focus on characterizing the impact of healthcare-seeking behavior on infectious disease surveillance, transmission dynamics of hand-foot-and-mouth disease and surveillance strategy of avian influenza in live poultry markets. He is also actively involved in teaching and is the coordinator of two Advanced Statistics courses in the Master of Public Health programme.

Dr Lau has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles on statistics, epidemiology and disease surveillance. He has also contributed in reviewing manuscripts for various leading international journals, such as American Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Statistics in Medicine, Nature Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Science and The Lancet Infectious Diseases. He serves as an Editorial Board Member at BMC Infectious Diseases and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

 

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Liu, SHK
Wong, SY
Ko, KLM
To, WPE
Yuen, JCH
Wu, CH
Cheng, CTK
2019-02-01Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award of 2019: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Others
Liu, SHK
Wong, SY
Mak, LYL
Ko, KLM
To, WPE
Yuen, JCH
Wu, CH
Cheng, CTK
2019-02-01Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award: HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine
Research Achievement
Lau, SY
2009-12-02Real time estimation of the effective reproductive number in the presence of reporting delay, Hong Kong novel influenza A/H1N1pdm epidemic (poster presentation): Poster Award at the Epidemics² Second International Conference on Infectious Diseases Dynamics, 2-4 December 2009, Athens, Greece, Elsevier, Athens
Research Achievement
TSANG, KL
Fang, J
2014-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2014: Cowling B.J., Jin L.M., Lau E.H.Y., Liao Q.H., Wu P., Jiang H., Tsang K.L., Zheng J.D., Fang J., Chang Z.R., Ni M.Y., Zhang Q., Ip D.K.M., Yu J.X., Li Y., Wang L.P., Tu W.X., Meng L., Wu J.T.K., Luo H.M., Li Q., Shu Y.L., Li Z.J., Feng Z.J., Yang W.Z., Wang Y., Leung G.M. and Yu H.J., Comparative epidemiology of human infections with avian influenza A H7N9 and H5N1 viruses in China: A population-based study of laboratory-confirmed cases, Lancet. 2013, 382(9887):129-37.: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.
Research Achievement
Yu, H
Fang, J
Guo, DH
Peng, ZB
Feng, LZ
Jiang, H
Luo, HM
Li, Q
Feng, ZJ
Wang, Y
Yang, W
Smith, DK
Pybus, O
Shu, Y
Webster, R
Webby, R
Rambaut, A
2014-12-01Research Output Prize 2014: Yu H, Wu JT, Cowling BJ, Liao Q, Fang VJ, Zhou S, Wu P, Zhou H, Lau EH, Guo D, Ni MY, Peng Z, Feng L, Jiang H, Luo H, Li Q, Feng Z, Wang Y, Yang W, Leung GM. Effect of closure of live poultry markets on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus: an ecological study. Lancet. 2014; 383(9916): 541-8.: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
TSANG, KL
2014-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2014: Yu H.J., Cowling B.J., Feng L.Z., Lau E.H.Y., Liao Q.H., Tsang K.L., Peng Z.B., Wu P., Liu F.F., Fang J., Zhang H.L., Li M., Zeng L.J., Xu Z., Li Z.J., Luo H.M., Li Q., Feng Z.J., Cao B., Yang W.Z., Wu J.T.K., Wang Y. and Leung G.M., Human infection with avian influenza A H7N9 virus: An assessment of clinical severity, Lancet. 2013, 382(9887):138-45.
Research Achievement
Yu, H
Fang, J
Guo, DH
Peng, ZB
Feng, LZ
Jiang, H
Luo, HM
Li, Q
Feng, ZJ
Wang, Y
Yang, W
Smith, DK
Pybus, O
Shu, Y
Webster, R
Webby, R
Rambaut, A
2014-12-01Research Output Prize 2014: Yu H, Wu JT, Cowling BJ, Liao Q, Fang VJ, Zhou S, Wu P, Zhou H, Lau EH, Guo D, Ni MY, Peng Z, Feng L, Jiang H, Luo H, Li Q, Feng Z, Wang Y, Yang W, Leung GM. Effect of closure of live poultry markets on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus: an ecological study. Lancet. 2014; 383(9916): 541-8.: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
01/2018-presentElected Board MemberInternational Society for Disease Surveillance
01/2015-presentScientific Program CommitteeInternational Society for Disease Surveillance
12/2011-presentResearch CommitteeInternational Society for Disease Surveillance
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