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Dr Ni, Michael Yuxuan 倪宇軒

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Clinical Associate Professor

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Dr Ni, Michael Yuxuan 倪宇軒

Title:
Clinical Associate Professor

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Also Cited As:
Ni, Michael
Ni, M

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2012Harvard UniversityMPH
2011Royal College of PhysiciansMRCP
2007The University of Hong KongMBBS
2017Hong Kong College of Community MedicineFHKCCM
2017Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFHKAM
2017The University of Hong KongMD
2018Faculty of Public HealthFFPH
Biography

Dr Michael Ni joined the School of Public Health in 2012 and is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice. He trained in internal medicine at Queen Mary Hospital, pursued postgraduate studies at Harvard University, and obtained a higher doctorate by research in psychiatric epidemiology from the University of Hong Kong. Dr Ni is a specialist in public health medicine and has been conferred Fellowships by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Community Medicine), Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, and the United Kingdom’s Faculty of Public Health, and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians.

As a public health physician, Dr Ni’s interdisciplinary research spans across different fields while maintaining a focus on population mental health. His primary area of research is at the intersection of social and psychiatric epidemiology, and revolves around prevailing and emerging social determinants of mental health. Since 2014, Dr Ni’s research programme has been supported by over 30 grants, including 20 as PI or Co-PI, with funding over HK$100 million.

Dr Ni is Programme Director for the FAMILY Cohort (n=46,001), a large population-based cohort study in Hong Kong. He serves as a Principal Investigator and on the Executive Committee of the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and holds a joint appointment with the Faculty of Architecture. Dr Ni is the Principal Investigator for the World Health Organization World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview-5 in Hong Kong.  He is responsible for coordinating modules in both the undergraduate medical and postgraduate public health curricula. Dr Ni’s research has been cited in BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, The Guardian, among others.

Protests, social unrest, and other forms of collective actions have occurred in more than 180 countries over the past half century, accounting for 99% of the world’s population. Yet social unrest as an emerging determinant of mental health remains largely unknown. We conducted the largest and longest prospective cohort study on the population-wide impact of social unrest on mental health in the world. In a ten-year study, we showed the mental health burden, risk factors and health care needs during major collective actions in Hong Kong. Our research programme has provided unique evidence on protecting population mental health with our findings cited by over 100 local and international media outlets including CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, and The Guardian. Our study has been used to mobilise mental health services and the 2020 Hong Kong Budget Address allocated additional resources to enhance mental health services and support in light of the mental health impact of the social unrest.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2020-08-012020 Distinguished Young Fellow: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
Research Achievement
2020-05-01Michele Tansella Award: World Psychiatric Association
Research Achievement
2020-04-01Lo Ying Shek Chi Wai Foundation Award for Young Investigator: Lo Ying Shek Chi Wai Foundation
Research Achievement
2016-12-01Prize for Best Original Research by Trainees (Silver Medal): Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
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
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
2015-09-01The President’s Prize for Best Paper Presentation 2015: Ni MY, Chan BHY, Leung GM, Lau EHY, Pang H. Transmissibility of the Ice Bucket Challenge among globally influential celebrities: retrospective cohort study. BMJ 2014; 349:g7185: Hong Kong College of Community Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting
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
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
07/2017 - 07/2027Full MemberWorld Psychiatric Association Epidemiology and Public Health Section
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