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Dr Lai, Tsz Tsun Francisco 黎子駿

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Research Assistant Professor

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Dr Lai, Tsz Tsun Francisco 黎子駿

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Research Assistant Professor

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Dr. Francisco Lai is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, HKUMed. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in economics and finance from HKUST Business School in 2013 (graduating with Dean’s Award in Social Science) and his Ph.D. degree in public health from CUHK Medicine in 2019. He received the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship (for Postgraduate Students) 2018/19 in recognition of the potential societal significance of his Ph.D. research and was awarded the RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2020/21, inaugural exercise) in support of his postdoctoral training at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2021.

Francisco is an early-career pharmacoepidemiologist focused on vulnerable populations, e.g., people with multimorbidity, mental disorders, and children. His first-/corresponding-author research articles are published in high-impact journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine (IF = 51.598), JAMA Pediatrics (IF = 26.821), Emerging Microbes & Infections (IF = 19.568), and Nature Communications (IF = 17.694). He has published more than 60 scholarly journal articles, with an H-Index of 13 (Web of Science, as of July 2022)

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2013The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyBSc in Economics and Finance
2016The Education University of Hong KongMPhil
2019The Chinese University of Hong KongPhD in Public Health
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