Interdisciplinary Action to Promote Health
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". --World Health Organization
The Centre for Health Behaviours Research was established based on this principal in the summer of 2008 to conduct and promote research in health behaviours to cater to the health needs of both individuals and the community. It is part of the Division of Behavioral Health and Health Promotion of The Chinese University of Hong Kong JC School of Public Health and Primary Care.
News & Activities
Updated April 2020:
The Home-Based HIV Self-Testing with Online Instruction and Counseling (HIVST-OIC),
reported in “Wang, Z., Lau, J.T.F., Ip, M., Ho, S.P.Y., Mo, P.K.H., Latkin, C., Ma, Y.L., Kim, Y. (2018).
A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Efficacy of Promoting a Home-Based HIV Self-Testing with Online Counseling on Increasing HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav, 22, 190-201.,” has been identified in The HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) project current review of HIV prevention intervention studies at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Updated June 2019:
Prof. Joseph Lau attended Second WHO Forum on alcohol, drugs and addicve behaviours on 27‐28 June 2019 at WHO headquarters Geneva, Switzerland.
Updated Jan 2019:
Professor Joseph Lau attended the consultation meeting held by UNAIDS on 14 January 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.
The 2nd Interdisciplinary Behavioral Health Conference was organized by the Academic Forum of Behavioral Health on January 5-6, 2019 in Beijing, China.
Professor Joseph Lau is the convenor of the Academic Forum of Behavioral Health and the co-chair of the organization and scientific committee of the conference. More than 300 participants from over 40 institutions in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau attended the conference.
Professor Joseph Lau was invited to visit the Institute of Child and Adolescent Health of Peking University on January 7, 2019. During the visit, Professor Lau and Prof. Jun Ma, Chair of the institute had discussed various potential collaboration projects.
Professor Joseph Lau was invited to visit Beijing Friendship Hospital International Medical Center on January 7, 2019. During the visit, Professor Lau and Dr. Li Li, the Director of the Center had discussed various potential collaboration projects.