Prof. LAU Tak Fai Joseph (劉德輝教授) 

BSSc (CUHK); MA, PhD (UC, Berkeley); FFPH(UK)

Associate Director (Interdisciplinary Research),
JC School of Public Health and Primary Care;
Head, Division of Behavioral Health and Health Promotion;                                                                                           

Director, Centre for Health Behaviours Research;
Director, Community Research Program on AIDS; and Professor

Biography

Professor Lau received his Bachelor Degree (First Class Honor) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his master and doctorate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a recipient of the Yale in China Scholarship, the CUHK-University of California Reciprocity Scholarship, the Hewlett Packlett Fellowship and the Population Council Fellowship of the United States. He joined the Faculty of Medicine in 1989 and served as the Director of the Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Research from 1993 through 2002 and the Director of the Centre for Epidemiological Research from 2002 till 2010. He was the President of the Hong Kong Epidemiological Association from 2007-2009. He also served as the Secretary of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the University from Oct 2002 to Jun 2008.

He is currently Professor and Head of the Division of Behavioral Health and Health Promotion and the Director of the Centre of Health Behaviors Research of the School of Public Health and Primary Care. Professor Lau is also the Director of the Community Research Program on AIDS, an active research program which was established in 1996 and has been awarded a Focus Investment Grant of the University. He has been a member of the Management Committee of the Institute of Chinese Medicine of the University from 2002 to the present.

Professor Lau is the Founding President of the Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health, newly established in 2013. He is currently an Overseas Review Expert and an honorary professor of the Institute of Psychology, China National Academy of Sciences, and an honorary professor and the Director of the Centre for Medical Anthropology and Behavioral Health of the School of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat Sen University, adjunct professor of the Peking Union Medical College, and guest professor and external examiner of the Master of Public Health Program of the Shantau University.
 
He is also serving as an assistant editor of the Addiction journal (ranked first in its field) and an editorial board member of the journals including Addictive Behavior, AIDS Care, Journal of BioMed Research, Health Psychology and Behavioral Health, Journal of OpenAIDS, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Journal of Environmental and Public Health and Chinese Journal of Sexually Transmitted Infections, The Open Aids Journal and Annals of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as a consultant and advisor for five other scientific journals.

 

Professor Lau has authored and co-authored over 400 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded 59 grants as Principal Investigator and 42 grants as Co-investigator. He has also served as a reviewer for major journals including Lancet, American Journal of Public Health, Emerging Infectious Diseases, AIDS, Journal for Epidemiology and Community Health, Social Sciences & Medicine, Cochrane Collaboration, Journal of Gerontology, Tropical Medicine & International Health

 

In terms of consultancy services, Professor Lau serves as a consultant of the China National Hospital Association and as a consultant of the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for Hunan Province, Jiangsu Province, Shenzhen, Dazhou and the Institute of Family Planning in Shenzhen and the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies of the Columbia University. He provided professional consultancy to international organizations such as the Family Health International, HLSP and the Cambodian government. Professor Lau is also very active in community services. He has been involved in various advisory governmental committees such as those in HIV/AIDS, rehabilitation, civic education and youth development etc. He chaired the Hong Kong Coalition for AIDS Services Organizations from 2000 to 2002 and has been a Director of AIDS Concern in Hong Kong since 2005 to present and an advisor of the Community Health Organization for Intervention, Care and Empowerment (CHOICE) and the Friends of Scout Association.

Biography
Teaching Modules

Professor Lau is teaching Year 2 and Year 4 medical students on evidence medicine, and is coordinating and/or teaching a number of undergraduate courses in the School of Public Health and Primary Care, including Theories and Concepts on Health Promotion, Health Promotion in Practice and the Concentration for Health Improvement. He is currently a co-director of the Master of Science Program in Health Education and coordinates and coordinates the course Theory and Concepts of Health Promotion for the Master of Public Health Program. He was a co-director of the Master and Postgraduate Diploma Programs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from 1998 to 2009 and was in charge of the Biostatistics graduate teaching in the faculty from 1998 to 2008. Professor Lau also supervises a number of PhD and Master of Science students and some international students, including those coming from Oxford University, Columbia University, Emory University, Tulane University,and UCL, for their internship.

Research Interests

Professor Lau specializes in behavioral health research. His diverse research interests include:

  • Research on risk behaviors 
    HIV research; HIV surveillance; Risk behaviors of bridge and mobile populations; Innovative intervention methods; Data collection methods for HIV-related information; Socio-cultural determinants of risk behaviors; HIV antibody testing behaviors; Quality of Life of people living with HIV/AIDS; Discrimination and stigmatization related to HIV/AIDS 
    Other risk behaviors; Substance use; Smoking; Child abuse; Unengaged youths; Community stress due to disasters.
      

  • Research on preventive behaviors 
    Resilience intervention programs for youths; Physical exercise and health; Health utilization behaviors
      

  • Community responses (psychological and public health) to emerging infectious diseases, SARS; Avian influenza; Influenza vaccination and prevention
      

  • Sexual health research 
    Sexual health of gay men; Sexual dysfunctions and determinants; Prevalence of sexual dysfunctions in urban and rural China; Help-seeking behaviors related to sexual dysfuncti

Publications

Professor Joseph Lau has published over 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals

*: Corresponding Author

Lau JTF, Gross, D.L., Wu, A.M., Cheng, K.M., & Lau, M.C. (In press) Incidence and predictive factors of Internet addiction among Chinese secondary schools students in Hong Kong—a longitudinal study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

Lau JTF, Wu AMS, Cheng KM, Tse VMS, Lau MMC, and Yang X. (in press) Prevalence and self-corrective intention among Hong Kong secondary students who are self-assessed Internet addiction cases. Child Adolesc Ment Health

Mo PKH, Lau JTF*, Lau M, Kim Y. (In press) Mental health service utilization among men who have sex with men who are at risk of mental health problems in Hong Kong: Prevalence and associated factors. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Lau JTF, Wang Z, Kim Y, Li J, Gu J, Mo PKH, X. (In press) Low sustainability, poor governance, and other challenges encountered by grassroots non-governmental organizations targeting HIV prevention for men who have sex with men in China. AIDS care.

Wu AM, Lai M, Yu S, Lau JTF, Lei MW. Motives for Online Gaming Questionnaire: Its psychometric properties and correlation with Internet gaming disorder symptoms among Chinese people. Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

Yeung, N.C.Y., Lau, J.T.F., Yu, X., Zhang, J., Xu, Z., Choi, K.C., Zhang, Q., Mak, W.W.S., & Lui, W.W.S. (in press). Media exposure related to the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake predicted probable PTSD among Chinese adolescents in Kunming, China: A longitudinal study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

 

2017

Fung AW, Chan WC, Wong CS, Chen EY, Ng RM, Lee EH, Chang WC, Hung SF, Cheung EF, Sham PC, Chiu HF, Lam M, Chiang TP, van Os J, Lau JTF, Lewis G, Bebbington P,  Lam LC. (2016). Prevalence of anxiety disorders in community dwelling older adults in Hong Kong. Int Psychogeriatr. 2017;29(2):259-267

Lau JTF*. Commentary: Proposal for an update of the definition and scope of behavioral medicine. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Int J Behav Med. 2017;24(1):12-15

Lau JTF, Kim Y, Wu AM, Wang Z, Huang B, Mo PKH. The Occupy Central (Umbrella) movement and mental health distress in the Hong Kong general public: political movements and concerns as potential structural risk factors of population mental health. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2017: doi: 10.1007/s00127-017-1340-x [Epub ahead of print]

Li J, Mo PK, Wu AM, Lau JT. Roles of self-stigma, social support, and positive and negative affects as determinants of depressive symptoms among HIV infected men who have sex with men in China. AIDS and Behavior. 2017 Jan; 21(1):261-273

Wang Z, Wu AM, Lau JT*, Mo PKH, Mak WWS, Wang X, Yang X, Gross D, Jiang H. Prevalence of and factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse with regular and nonregular male sexual partners among newly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men in China. HIV Medicine 2017. DOI: 10.1111/hiv.12500

Mak WW, Chan RC, Wong SY, Lau JT, Tang WK, Chiang TP, Cheng SK, Chan F, Cheung FM, Woo J, and Lee DT. (2017) A Cross-Diagnostic Investigation of the Differential Impact of Discrimination on Clincal and Personal Recovery. Psychiatr Serv.68(2):159-166

2016

Cai Y, Wang Z (Co-1st author), Lau JT, Li J, Ma T, Liu Y. Prevalence and associated factors of unprotected receptive anal intercourse with male clients among transgender women sex worker (TSW) in Shenyang, China. International Journal of AIDS Society 2016, 19(3Suppl 2). IF = 6.256

Ip P, Ho F, Chan K, Yip PS, Lau JTF, Wong WH, Chow C,  Jiang F. (2016). Child maltreatment hospitalisations in Hong Kong: incidence rate and seasonal pattern. Arch Dis Child. 2016 Dec;101(12):1107-1113

Kim J, Chung C, Lau C, Goggins W, Lau JTF,  Griffiths S. Adverse events and poisoning from over-the-counter traditional Chinese medicine: a population-based survey. Hong Kong Med J. 2016;22(Suppl 2):23-8.

Lau JT, Lee AL, Tse VWS, Mo PKH, Fong F, Wang Z, Cameron L. A randomized control trial for evaluating efficacies of two online cognitive interventions with and without fear-appeal imagery approaches in preventing unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior AIDS Behav 2016 Sep;20(9):1851-62

Lau JT, Mo PKH, Gu J, Hao C, Lai C. Association of situational and environmental factors with last episode of unprotected anal intercourse among MSM in Hong Kong: A case-crossover analysis. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2016, 28(1): 26-42.

Lau JT, Wang Z, Kim Y, Gu J. Wu AM, Zhou Q, Hao C, Cheng P, Hao Y. Anticipated negative responses by students to possible Ebola Virus outbreak, Guangzhou, China. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2016, 22(1): 154-6

Li D, Yang X, Zhang Z, Wang Z, Qi X, Ruan Y, Zhou Y, Li C, Luo F, Lau JTF*. Incidence of Co-infections of HIV, Herpes simplex virus type 2 and syphilis in a large cohort of men who have sex with men in Beijing, China. PLos One. 2016; 11(1): e0147422

Li J, Lau JTF*, Mo PK, Su X, Wu AM, Tang J,  Qin Z. Validation of the Social Networking Activity Intensity Scale among Junior Middle School Students in China. PloS one. 2016;11(10):e0165695.

Li J, Mo PK, Kahler CW, Lau JT, Du M, Dai Y, Shen H. Prevalence and associated factors of depressive and anxiety symptoms among HIV-infected men who have sex with men in China. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(4): 465-470.

Mo PKH, Chong ESK, Mak WWS, Wong SYS. & Lau JT. Physical activity in people with mental illness in Hong Kong: application of the Health Belief Model. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.2016 April, 38(2):203-208

Tsui HY, Lau JT, Wang Z, Gross D, Wu AMS, Cao W, Li S. Applying the pre-intentional phase of the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) Model to investigate factors associated with intention on consistent condom use with various types of female sex partners among male injecting drug users in China. AIDS Care. 2016;28(9):1079-88

Wang Z, Feng T, Lau JT. (2016). Needs assessment and theory-based promotion of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) among male sexually transmitted diseases patients (MSTDP) in China. AIDS Behav, 20(11), 2489-2502

Wang Z, Feng T, Lau JT. Prevalence and associated factors of anticipated risk compensation related to voluntary medical male circumcision among male sexually transmitted diseases patients in China. AIDS Care 2016. 28(10):1332-7

Wang Z, Feng T, Lau JT, Kim Y. Acceptability of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) among male sexually transmitted diseases patients (MSTDP) in China. PLos One 2016, 11(2): e0149801

Wang Y, Wu AM,  Lau JTF*. The health belief model and number of peers with internet addiction as inter-related factors of Internet addiction among secondary school students in Hong Kong. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:272.

Wu AM, Lau JTF*, Cheng K, Law RW, Vincent W,  Lau M. (2016). Direct and Interaction Effects of Co-Existing Familial Risk Factors and Protective Factors Associated With Internet Addiction Among Chinese Students in Hong Kong. J Early Adolesc.1-22. 0272431616671826.

Wu, A.M.S., Li, J., Lau, J.T.F., Mo, P.K.H. & Lau, M.C. (2016). Potential impact of internet addiction and protective psychosocial factors onto depression among Hong Kong Chinese adolescents – direct, mediation and moderation effects. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 70, 41-52.

Jiao, M., Gu, J., Xu, J., Hao, C., Lau, J.T.F., Mo, P.K.H., Liu, D., Zhao, Y., Zhang, X., Babbitt, A., & Hao, Y. Resilience associated with mental health problems among methadone maintenance treatment patients in Guandzhou, China. AIDS Care, 2016:1-6 (Epub ahead of print).

Yeung, N.C.Y., Lau, J.T.F., Yu, X., Zhang, J., Xu, Z., Choi, K.C., Zhang, Q., Mak, W.W.S., & Lui, W.W.S. Media exposure related to the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake predicted probable PTSD among Chinese adolescents in Kunming, China: A longitudinal study. Psychol Trauma; 2016. [Epub ahead of print]

2015

Zhang X, Xu H, Gu J, Lau JT, Hao C, Zhao Y, Davis A, Hao Y. Depression, suicidal ideation, and related factors of methadone maintenance treatment users in Guangzhou, China. AIDS Care. 2016;28(7):851-6.

2015

Gu J, Lau JT, Wang Z, Wu AMS, Tan XH. Perceived empathy of service providers mediates the association between perceived discrimination and behavioral intention to take up HIV antibody testing again among men who have sex with men. PLos One 2015, 10(2): e0117376.

Gu J, Zhong Y, Hao Y, Zhou D, Tsui H, Hao C, Gao Q, Ling W, Lau JT*. (2015). Preventive Behaviors and Mental Distress in Response to H1N1 Among University Students in Guangzhou, China. Asia Pac J Public Health, 27(2), NP1867-79

Huan X, Hao C, Yan H, Guan W, Xu X, Yang H, Wang N, Zhang M, Tang W, Gu J, Lau JT*. High Prevalence of HIV and Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Recruited by Respondent-Driven Sampling in a City in Eastern China. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2015 Mar;27(2):NP854-65

Lam LC, Wong CS, Wang MJ, Chan WC, Chen EY, Ng RM, Hung SF, Cheung EF, Sham PC, Chiu HF, Lam M, Chang WC, Lee EH, Chiang TP, Lau JT, van Os J, Lewis G, Bebbington P. (2015). Prevalence, psychosocial correlates and service utilization of depressive and anxiety disorders in Hong Kong - The Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey (HKMMS) Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 50(9):1379-88.

Lau JT, Gu J, Tsui HY, Wang Z. Prevalence and associated factors of intention to participate in HIV voluntary counseling and testing for the first time among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong, China. Preventive Medicine 2015, 57(6): 813-8.

Lau JT, Li D, Wang Z, Lai C. Repeated HIV voluntary counseling and testing may increase risk behaviors among men who have sex with men in China: a prospective cohort study. AIDS and Behaviors 2015, 19(11): 1966-77

Lau, J.T.F., Tsui, H.Y., Mo, P.K.H., Mak, W.W.S., & Griffiths, S. (2015). World cup’s impact on mental health and lifestyle behaviors in the general population: Comparing results of 2 serial population-based surveys. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27, NP1973-84.

Li D, Li C, Wang Z, Lau JT. Prevalence and associated factors of unprotected anal intercourse with regular male sex partners among HIV negative men who have sex with men in China: a cross-sectional survey. PLos One 2015, 10(3): e0119977.

Li H, Holroyd E, Lau JT. Exploring unprotected anal intercourse among newly diagnosed HIV positive men who have sex with men in China: An ethnographic study. PLoS One. 2015, 10(10): e0140555

Li HH, Holroyd E, Lau J, Li X. Stigma, subsistence, intimacy, face, filial piety, and mental health problems among newly diagnosed men who have sex with men in China. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2015; 26(4): 454-63

Li H, Holroyd E, Li X, Lau J. A qualitative analysis of barriers to accessing HIV/AIDS-related services among newly diagnosed HIV positive men who have sex with men in China. Int J STD AIDS. 2015; 26(1): 13-9

Li J, Gu J, Lau JT, Chen H, Mo PK, Tang M. Prevalence of depressive symptoms and associated factors among people who inject drugs in China. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2015; 151: 228-35.

Li J, Mo PK, Kahler CW, Lau JT*, Du M, Dai Y, Shen H. (2015). Prevalence and associated factors of depressive and anxiety symptoms among HIV-infected men who have sex with men in China.  AIDS Care. 21:1-6.

Liao W, Lau JT, Tsui HY, Gu J, Wang Z. (2015). Relationship between sexual compulsivity and sexual risk behaviors among Chinese sexually active males. Arch Sex Behav, 44(3), 791-8

Liu J, Cheng Y, Lau JT, Wu AM, Tse VW, Zhou S. (2015). The majority of the migrant factory workers of the light industry in Shenzhen, China may be physically inactive. PLoS One. 10(8):e0131734.

Mak WW, Mo PKH, Lau JT, Wong SY. Physical health needs, lifestyle choices, and quality of life among people with mental illness in the community. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 2015, 21 Suppl 6: 29-33.

Mo, P.K.H., Gu, J., Lau, J.T.F., You, H. (2015). Prevalence and associated factors of mental health problems among monogamous Chinese female patients with sexually transmitted diseases in Hong Kong. AIDS Care, 27, 481-488.

Mo PK & Lau, JT* (2015). Illness representation on H1N1 influenza and preventive behaviors in the Hong Kong general population. J Health Psychol, 20(12), 1523-33

Mo PK & Lau JT. Influenza vaccination uptake and associated factors among elderly population in Hong Kong: the application of the Health Belief Model. Health Education Research. 2015; 30(5): 706-18.

Mo PK, Lau JT, Cheng KM, Mak WW, Gu J, Wu AM, Li J. (2015). Investigating the factor structure of the Illness Perception Questionnaire-revised for substance dependence among injecting drug users in China. Drug Alcohol Depend. 1;148:195-202.

Mo PK, Lau JT*, Yu X, Gu J. (2015). A Model of Associative Stigma on Depression and Anxiety Among Children of HIV-Infected Parents in China. AIDS Behav. 19(1):50-9. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0809-9.

Shannon K, Strathdee SA, Goldenberg S, Duff P, Mwangi P, Rusakova M, Reza-Paul S , Lau J, Deering K, Pickles M, Boily M-C. (2015). The Global Epidemiology of HIV among Female Sex Workers: The Influence of Structural Determinants. Lancet. 385(9962):55-71.

Su XY, Lau JT, Mak WW, Choi KC, Feng TJ, Chen X, Liu CL, Liu J, Liu D, Chen L, Song JM, Zhang Y, Zhao GL, Zhu ZP, Cheng JQ. A preliminary validation of the brief COPE instrument for assessing coping strategies among people living with HIV in China. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 2015, 4: 41.

Su X, Li L, Griffiths SM, Gao Y, Lau JT, Mo PK. Smoking behaviors and intentions among adolescents in rural China: the application of the Theory of Planned Behavior and the role of social influence. Addictive Behavior. 2015; 48: 44-51.

Wang Z, Li D, Lau JT, Yang X, Shen H, Cao W. Prevalence and associated factors of inhaled nitrites use among men who have sex with men in Beijing, China – an application of the Health Belief Model. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2015, 149: 93-9.

Wu AM, Lau JT*, Ma YL, Lau MM. (2015). Prevalence and associated factors of seasonal influenza vaccination among 24 to 59 months old children in Hong Kong. Vaccine, 33(30):3556-61.

 

2014

Cai Y, Lau JT*. (2014). Multi-dimensional factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse with regular partners among Chinese men who have sex with men in Hong Kong: a respondent-driven sampling survey. BMC Infect Dis. 14:205.

Chow EP, Lau JT, Zhuang X, Zhang X, Wang Y, Zhang L. (2014). HIV prevalence trends, risky behaviours, governmental and community responses to the epidemic among men who have sex with men in China. Biomed Res Int.  2014:607261.

Chung VC, Yip BH, Griffiths SM, Yu EL, Kim JH, Tam WW, Wong AH, Chan IW, Lau JT. The impact of cutting alcohol duties on drinking patterns in Hong Kong. Alcohol and Alcoholism, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp. 720–728, 2013.

Ding D, Zhong X, Lau JT, Oldenburg B. (2014). Behavioral Medicine and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in China: Current Challenges and Future Directions. Int J Behav Med. 21(4):584-9.

Gu J, Bai Y, Lau JT, Hao Y, Cheng Y, Zhou R, Yu C. (2014). Social Environmental Factors and Condom Use Among Female Injection Drug Users who are Sex Workers in China.  AIDS Behav. 18 Suppl 2:S181-91.

Gu J, Lau J, Li M, Li H, Gao Q, Feng X, Bai Y, Hao C, Hao Y. (2014). Socio-ecological factors associated with depression, suicidal ideation and suicidal attempt among female injection drug users who are sex workers in China. Drug Alcohol Depend. 144:102-10.

Gu J, Xu H, Lau JT, Chen L, Wang Z, Hao C, Hao Y. Situation-specific factors predicting non-adherence to Methadone Maintenance Treatment: A cross-sectional study using the case-crossover design in Guangzhou, China. AIDS Care 2014; 26 Suppl 1: S107-12.

Hao C, Lau JT, Zhao X, Yang H, Huan X, Yan H, Gu J. (2014). Associations Between Perceived Characteristics of the Peer Social Network Involving Significant Others and Risk of HIV Transmission Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China. AIDS Behav. 18(1):99-110

Lam LC, Chan WC, Wong CS, Chen EY, Ng RM, Lee EH, Chang WC, Hung SF, Cheung EF, Sham PC, Chiu HF, Lam M, Chiang TP, van Os J, Lau JT, Lewis G, Bebbington P; Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey Team. (2014). The Hong Kong mental morbidity survey: background and study design. East Asian Arch Psychiatry. 24(1):30-6

Lau, J. T. F., Chow, E. P. F., Li, J. H., & Zhang, L. (2014). Reflections on Public Health Challenges for the HIV Epidemic among Men who have Sex with Men in China. In S. M. Griffiths, J. Tang & E. K. Yeoh (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Public Health in Asia: Perspectives on Global Health (pp. 212-229). London: Routledge.

Lau JT, Feng T, Liu XL, Gu J, Tsui HY, Hong F, Wang Z, Cao W. Associations between cognitive, socio-contextual and affective variables and unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men – A comparative study conducted in two Chinese Cities. Biomedical Research International 2014.

Lau JT, Li JH, Choi KC, Gu J. (2014). A randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a theory-based intervention promoting condom use among Chinese monogamous female sexual transmitted infection patients. Int J Behav Med. 21(4):719-29.

Lau JT, Wang Z, Lau M, Lai CH. Perceptions of HPV, genital warts, and penile/anal cancer and high-risk sexual behaviors among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong. Archive of Sexual Behaviors 2014, 43(4): 789-800

Lau JT, Zhou H, Su X, Feng T, Hong F, Tsui HY, Ma YL, Wang Z, Walden D. (2014) Condoms used but sex not well protected. AIDS Behav, 18(10):1934-1944

Li J, Lau JT*, Gu J, Hao C, Lai CH. (2014). Event-Specific Risk Factors Predicting Episodes of Unprotected Anal Intercourse with Male Nonregular Partners among Men Who Have Sex with Men Using Case-Crossover Study Design. BioMed Research International. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 475195, 15 pages.

Mo PK, Gu J, Lau JT, You H. (2014). Prevalence and associated factors of mental health problems among monogamous Chinese female patients with sexually transmitted diseases in Hong Kong. AIDS Care. 27(4):481-8.

Mo PK, Lau JT*, Yu X, Gu J. (2014). The role of social support on resilience, posttraumatic growth, hopelessness and depression among children of HIV-infected parents in mainland China. AIDS Care. 26(12):1526-33.

Su X, Lau JT, Yu CM, Chow CB, Lee LP, But BW, Yam WK, Tse PW, Fung EL, Choi KC. (2014). Growth charts for Chinese Down Syndrome children from birth to 14 years.  Archives of Disease in Childhood. 99(9):824-9.

Tsui HY, Lau JT*, Feng T, Hong F, Cai Y, Zhou H, Liu X. (2014). Sexual dysfunction and unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in two Chinese cities. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. 40(2):139-48

Wong, MC, Liu J, Zhou S, Li S, Su X, Wang HH, Chung RY, Yip BH, Wong SY, Lau JT. (2014). The association between multimorbidity and poor adherence with cardiovascular medications. Int J Cardiol.  15;177(2):477-82.

Wu AM and Lau JT. (2014). Gambling in China: Socio-historical Evolution and Current Challenges. Addiction. 110(2):210-6.

Yu X, Lau JT, Mak WW, Cheng Y, Lv Y, Zhang J. A Pilot Theory–Based Intervention to Improve Resilience, Psychosocial Well-Being, and Quality of Life Among People Living With HIV in Rural China. 2014. J Sex Marital Ther. 40(1):1-16.

 

2013

 

Huan X, Hao C, Yan H, Guan W, Xu X, Yang H, Wang N, Zhang M, Tang W, Gu J, Lau JT*. High Prevalence of HIV and Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Recruited by Respondent-Driven Sampling in a City in Eastern China. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2015 Mar;27(2):NP854-65

Lau JT*, Yeung NC, Yu X, Zhang J, Mak WW, Lui WW, Zhang J. Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children (PTGI-C-R). Asia Pac J Public Health. 2013 Mar 27 [Epub ahead of print]

 

Lau JT*, Tsui HY, Mo PK, Mak WW, Griffiths S. (2013). World Cup's Impact on Mental Health and Lifestyle Behaviors in the General Population: Comparing Results of 2 Serial Population-Based Surveys. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2013 May 10. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Kim JH, Wong AH, Goggins WB, Lau J, Griffiths SM. (2013). Drink driving in Hong Kong: the competing effects of random breath testing and alcohol tax reductions. Addiction. 108(7):1217-28.

 

Lau JT*, Gu J, Tsui HY, Wang Z. (2013). Prevalence and associated factors of intention to participate in HIV voluntary counseling and testing for the first time among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong, China. Prev Med.  57(6):813-8.

 

Lau JT*, Cai W, Tsui HY, Cheng J, Chen L, Choi KC, Lin C. (2013). Prevalence and correlates of unprotected anal intercourse among Hong Kong men who have sex with men traveling to shenzhen, china. AIDS Behav. 17(4):1395-405.

 

Lau JT*, Yu X, Mak WW, Cheng Y, Lv Y, Zhang J, Su X, Wang Z. (2013). Prevalence of Inconsistent Condom Use and Associated Factors Among HIV Discordant Couples in a Rural County in China. AIDS and Behavior,  17(5):1888-94.

 

Su X, Lau JT*, Mak WW, Choi KC, Chen L, Song J, Zhang Y, Zhao G, Feng T, Chen X, Liu C, Liu J, Liu D, Cheng J. (2013). Prevalence and associated factors of depression among people living with HIV in two cities in China. Journal of Affective Disorders. 149(1-3):108-15.

                                                                                                                                                               

Gu J, Lau JT, Xu H, Zhong Y, Hao Y, Zhao Y, Fan L, Ling W. (2013). A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Relative Efficacy of the Addition of a Psycho-Social Intervention to Standard-of-Care Services in Reducing Attrition and Improving Attendance Among First-Time Users of Methadone Maintenance Treatment in China. AIDS and behavior. 17(6):2002-10.

 

Yu J, Li D, Wang Z, Li C, Lau JT. (2013). Mental health status of MSM in Beijing. Chin J AIDS STD. 19(4): 244-247.

 

You H, Lau JT, Gu J, Tsui HY, Wang Z, Kim JH. (2013). Awareness and acceptability of female condoms among monogamous Hong Kong Chinese female sexually transmitted infection patients. AIDS Behav. 17(3):1195-204.

 

Lau JT*, Wang Z, Kim JH, Lau M, Lai C, Mo PKH. (2013). Acceptability of HPV vaccines and associations with perceptions related to HPV and HPV vaccines among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong. PLoS One. 8(2):e57204.

 

Lau JT*, Tsui HY, Lau MM. (2013). A pilot clustered randomized control trial evaluating the efficacy of a network-based HIV peer-education intervention targeting men who have sex with men in Hong Kong, China. AIDS Care. 25(7):812-9.

 

Su X, Lau JT*, Mak WW, Chen L, Choi KC, Song J, Zhang Y, Zhao G, Feng T, Chen X, Liu C, Liu J, Liu D, Cheng J. (2013). Perceived discrimination, social support, and perceived stress among people living with HIV/AIDS in China. AIDS Care. 25(2):239-48.

Lau JT*, Zhao JK, Wu X, Gu J, Hao C. (2013). Gay saunas and the risks of HIV and syphilis transmissions in China-results form a Meta-analysis. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 10(3), 642–52.

 

Lau JT*, Mo PK, Cai YS, Mak KK, Tsui HY, Choi KC. (2013). Coverage and parental perceptions of influenza vaccination among parents of children aged 6 to 23 months in Hong Kong. BMC Public Health. 13(1):1026.

 

Leung TF, Liu TC, Mak KK, Su X, Sy HY, Li AM, Lau JT, Lum S, Wong GW. (2013). Reference standards for forced expiratory indices in Chinese preschool children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 48(11):1119-26

 

Yu C, Holroyd E, Cheng Y, Lau JT*. (2013). Institutional incentives for altruism: gifting blood in China. BMC Public Health. 13:524.

 

Gao Y, Li L, Chan EY, Lau J, Griffiths SM. (2013). Parental migration, self-efficacy and cigarette smoking among rural adolescents in south China. PLoS One. 8(3):e57569

 

Lau JT, Yeung NC, Yu XN, Zhang J, Mak WW, Lui WW, Zhang J. (2013). Validation of the Chinese version of the Children's Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES) among Chinese adolescents in the aftermath of the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008. Comprehensive psychiatry, 54(1), 83–90.

 

Yeung NC, Lau JT*, Yu XN, Chu Y, Shing MM, Leung TF, Li CK, Fok TF, Mak WW. (2013). Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scales Among Pediatric Cancer Patients. Cancer Nursing. 36(6):463-73.

 

Tsui HY, Lau JT*, Lin C, Choi KC. (2013). Prevalence of seasonal influenza vaccination and associated factors in people with chronic diseases in Hong Kong. Epidemiology and Infection. 141(2):377-89.

2012

Wang Z, Mo PK, Lau JT*, Lau M, Lai C. Acceptability of HPV vaccines and perceptions related to genital warts and penile/anal cancers among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong. Vaccine. 2012. 31(41):4675-81.

 

Tsui HY, Lau JT*, Wei X, Gu J, Wang Z. Should association between HIV-related risk perceptions and behaviors or intentions be positive or negative? PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e52124..

 

Yan J, Lau JT*, Tsui HY, Gu J, Wang Z. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Condom Use among Chinese Monogamous Female Patients with Sexually Transmitted Infection in Hong Kong. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2012 Dec;9(12):3009-17

 

Wang Z, Lau JT*, Hao C, Yang H, Huan X, Yan H, Guan W. Syphilis-related perceptions not associated with risk behaviors among men who have sex with men having regular male sex partner(s) in Nanjing, China. AIDS Care. 2012 Dec 7; 25(8):1010-7.

 

Wang Z, Lau JT*, Gu J. Acceptability of circumcision among clients of female sex worker in Hong Kong. AIDS and Behavior. 2012 Oct;16(7):1836-45.

 

Lau JT*, Gu J, Tsui HY, Chen H, Holroyd E, Wang R, Hu X. Prevalence and associated factors of condom use during commercial sex by female sex workers who were or were not injecting drug users in China. Sexual Health. 2012 Sep;9(4):368-76.

 

Gu J, Xu H, Lau JT, Hao Y, Zhong Y, Fan L, Zhao Y, Hao C, Ling W. Misconceptions predict dropout and poor adherence prospectively among newly admitted first-time methadone maintenance treatment clients in Guangzhou, China. Addiction. 2012 Sep;107(9):1641-9.

 

Lau JT*,Tsui HY. Voluntary counselling and testing plus information distribution to reduce HIV-related risk behaviours among Hong Kong male cross-border truck drivers: a randomised controlled study. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 2012 Aug;18 Suppl 3:39-41.

 

Lau JTF*, Yan H, Lin C, Zhang J, Choi KC, Wang Z, Hao C, Huan X, Yang H. How willing are men who have sex with men in China to be circumcised for the sake of protecting his female sex partner? J Sex Med. 2012 Jul;9(7):1904-12.

 

Lau JT*, Cai W, Tsui HY, Chen L, Cheng J, Lin C, Gu J, Hao C. Unprotected anal intercourse behavior and intention among male sex workers in Shenzhen serving cross-boundary male clients coming from Hong Kong, China - prevalence and associated factors. AIDS Care. 2012;24(1):59-70..

 

Hao C, Huan X, Yan H, Yang H, Guan W, Xu X, Zhang M, Wang N, Tang W, Gu J, Lau JT*. A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the relative efficacy of enhanced versus standard voluntary counseling and testing on promoting condom use among men who have sex with men in China. AIDS and Behavior. 2012 Jul;16(5):1138-47.

 

Xu H, Gu J, Lau JT*, Zhong Y, Fan L, Zhao Y, Hao C, He W, Ling W. Misconceptions toward methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and associated factors among new MMT users in Guangzhou, China. Addictive Behavior. 2012 May;37(5):657-62.

 

Duracinsky M, Lalanne C, Le Coeur S, Herrmann S, Berzins B, Armstrong AR, Lau JT, Fournier I, Chassany O. Psychometric validation of the PROQOL-HIV questionnaire, a new health-related quality of life instrument-specific to HIV disease. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012; 59(5):506-15

 

So HK, Li AM, Au CT, Zhang J, Lau J, Fok TF, Wing YK Night sweats in children: prevalence and associated factors. Arch Dis Child. 2012 May;97(5):470-3

 

Lau JTF*, Au DW, Tsui HY, Choi KC. Prevalence and determinants of influenza vaccination in the Hong Kong Chinese adult population. American Journal of Infection Control. 2012; 40(7):e225-7

 

Lau JT, Cheng Y, Gu J, Zhou R, Yu C, Holroyd E, Yeung NC. Suicides in a mega-size factory in China: poor mental health among young migrant workers in China. Occup Environ Med. 2012 Jul;69(7):526.

2011

 

Lau JT*, Gu J, Tsui H, Chen H, Wang R, Hu X. How likely are HIV-positive female sex workers in China to transmit HIV to others? Sexual Health. 2011 Sep;8(3):399-406.

 

Lau JT*,Yeung NC, Mui LW, Tsui HY, Gu J. A simple new method to triangulate self-reported risk behavior data--the bean method. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2011 Sep;38(9):788-92.

 

Lau JT*, Zhang J, Yan H, Lin C, Choi KC, Wang Z, Hao C, Huan X, Yang H. Acceptability of circumcision as a means of HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in China. AIDS Care. 2011 Nov;23(11):1472-82.

 

Lau JT*, Lin C, Hao C, Wu X, Gu J. Public health challenges of the emerging HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in China. Public Health. 2011 May;125(5):260-5.

 

Yi H, Lau JT. (2011). Emerging issues, challenges and aspirations in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in China. Public Health, 125(5), 257-9

Gu J, Lau JT*, Tsui H. Psychological factors in association with uptake of voluntary counselling and testing for HIV among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong. Public Health. 2011 May;125(5):275-82.

 

Hao C, Yan H, Yang H, Huan X, Guan W, Xu X, Zhang M, Tang W, Wang N, Gu J, Lau JT*. The incidence of syphilis, HIV and HCV and associated factors in a cohort of men who have sex with men in Nanjing, China. Sexual Transmitted Infect. 2011 Apr;87(3):199-201.

 

Lau JTF*, Tsui HY, Gu J, Zhang J, Zhang L, Zhang Y, Cheng F, Wang N. Sexual mixing and condom use with different types of sex partners among non-institutionalized sexually active female injecting drug users in Sichuan, China. AIDS Behav. 2011 Jan;15(1):86-94.

 

Gu J, Lau JT*, Chen H, Tsui H, Ling W. Prevalence and factors related to syringe sharing behaviours among female injecting drug users who are also sex workers in China. The International Journal on Drug Policy. 2011 Jan;22(1):26-33.

 

Lau JTF*, Yeung NCY, Mui LWH, Tsui HY, Gu J. A simple new method to triangulate self-reported risk behavior data – the Bean Method. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2011; 38(9):788-792.

 

Lau JTF*, Gu J, Tsui HY, Chen HY, Wang RF, and Hu XY. How likely are HIV positive female sex workers in China transmit HIV to others? Sexual Health 2011; 8(3):399-406.

 

Lau JTF*, Zhang J, Yan H, Lin C,Choi KC, Wang Z, Hao C, Huan X,Yang H. Acceptability of circumcision as a means of HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in China. AIDS Care 2011; 23(11):1472-1482.

 

Lau JT*, Lin C, Ho KM, Lau MC, Tsui HY, Gu J, Lo KK.Setting up a surveillance system for sexually transmitted diseases in the general population with prospective data collection from private-practice and public-practice doctors in Hong Kong.BMC Public Health 2011;11:254.

 

Lau JTF*, Lin CQ, Hao C, Wu XB, Gu J. Public health challenges on the emerging HIV epidemic among MSM in China. Public Health 2011; 125(5):260-265.

 

Lau JTF*, Griffiths S, Au DWH, Choi KC. Changes in knowledge, perceptions, preventive behaviors and psychological responses in the pre-community outbreak phase of the H1N1 epidemic. Epidemiology and Infection, 2011;139(1):80-90

 

Yu XN, Lau JT*, Mak WW, Zhang J, Lui WW, Zhang J. Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale among Chinese adolescents. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2011 Mar-Apr;52(2):218-24.

 

Kong AP, Wing YK, Choi KC, Li AM, Ko GT, Ma RC, Tong PC, Ho CS, Chan MH, Ng MH, Lau J, Chan JC. Associations of sleepduration with obesity and serum lipid profile in children and adolescents. Sleep Med. 2011 Aug;12(7):659-65

 

Kong AP, Choi KC, Wong GW, Ko GT, Ho CS, Chan MH, Ozaki R, Ma RC, Lau JT, Chan JC. Serum concentrations of insulin-like growth factor-I, insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 and cardiovascularrisk factors in adolescents. Ann Clin Biochem. 2011 May;48(Pt 3):263-9

 

Kong AP, Choi KC, Ho CS, Chan MH, Wong CK, Liu EK, Chu WC, Chow VC, Lau JT, Chan JC. Hong Kong Chinese school children with elevated urine melamine levels: a prospective follow up study. BMC Public Health. 2011 May 20;11:354.

 

2010

 

Lau JTF*, Tsui HY, Cheng S, Pang M.A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the relative efficacy of adding voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) to information dissemination in reducing HIV-related risk behaviors among Hong Kong male cross-border truck drivers. AIDS Care 2010; 22(1):17-28.

 

Lau JTF*, Yu XN, Mak WS, Cheng YM, Lv YH and Zhang JX. Suicidal ideation among HIV-positive former blood and/or plasma donors in rural China. AIDS Care 2010; 22(8):946-954.

 

Lau JTF*, Tsui HY, Ho P Y, Wong M C and Yang XL. Prevalence of psychological problems and relationships with condom use and HIV prevention behaviors among Chinese female sex workers in Hong Kong. AIDS Care 2010; 22(6):659-668.

 

Li HC, Lau JTF, Holroyd E, Yi H. Socio cultural facilitators and barriers to condom use during anal sex among men who have sex with men in Guangzhou, China: an ethnographic study. AIDS Care 2010; 22(12):1481-1486

 

Li HC, Holroyd E, Lau JTF. Negotiating homosexual identities: the experiences of men who have sex with men in Guangzhou. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 2010; 12(4):401–414

 

Gu J, Lau JTF*, Chen H, Chen X, Liu C, Liu J. Mental health and interpersonal factors associated with HIV‐related risk behaviors among non‐institutionalized female injection drug users who are also sex workers in China. Women and Health 2010; 50(1):20-36.

 

Tsui HY, Lau JT*. Comparison of risk behaviors and socio-cultural profile of men who have sex with men survey respondents recruited via venues and the internet. BMC Public Health. 2010; 10:232.

 

Lau JTF*, Tsui HY, Kim JH, ChanKS, Griffiths SM. Monitoring of perceptions, anticipated behavioral, and psychological responses related to H5N1 Influenza. Infection, 2010; 38(4):275–283

 

Lau JTF*, Cai Y, Tsui HY, Choi KC. Prevalence of influenza vaccination and associated factors among pregnant women in Hong Kong. Vaccine, 2010; 28(33):5389–97

 

Lau JTF*,Yeung CY, Choi KC,Cheng M, Tsui HY, Griffiths SM. Factors in association with acceptability of A/H1N1 vaccination during the Influenza A/H1N1 pandemic phase in the Hong Kong general population. Vaccine, 2010; 28(29):4632–4637

 

Lau JTF*, Griffiths SM, Choi KC, Lin CQ.  Prevalence of preventive behaviors and associated factors during early phase of the H1N1 influenza epidemic.  American Journal of Infection Control, 2010; 38(5):374–380

 

Lau JTF*,Griffiths SM, Choi KC, Tsui HY. Avoidance behaviors and negative psychological responses in the general population in the initial stage of the H1N1 pandemic in Hong Kong. BMC Infectious Diseases, 2010; 10:139

 

Lau JTF*, Yu X, Chu Y, Shing MMK, Wong EMC, Leung TF, Li CK, Fok TF Mak WWS. Validation of the Chinese version of the Pediatric Quality of Life InventoryTM (PedsQLTM) Cancer Module. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 2010; 35(1):99-109.

 

Lau JTF*,Yu X, Zhang J, Mak WW, Choi KC, Lui WW, Zhang J, Chan EY. Psychological distress among adolescents in Chengdu, Sichuan at one month after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.  Journal of Urban Health, 2010;87(3):504-523

 

Li AM, Au CT, So HK, Lau J, Ng PC, Wing YK. Prevalence and risk factors of habitual snoring in primary school children. Chest 2010; 138(3):519–527


Cowling BJ, Ng DM, Ip DK, Liao Q, Lam WW, Wu JT, Lau JT, Griffiths SM, Fielding R. Community psychological and behavioral responses through the first wave of the 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) pandemic in Hong Kong. J Infect Dis. 2010; 202(6):867–76

 

Kim JH, Lee S, Chan KW, Lau J, Tsang A, Griffiths SM.A population-based study on the prevalence and correlates of drinking and driving in Hong Kong. Accident, Analysis and Prevention 2010;42(4):994-1002

 

Griffiths SM, Wong A, Kim JH, Yung KC, Lau JTF. Influence of country of study on student responsiveness to the H1N1 Pandemic. Public Health, 2010; 124(8):460-466.

 

Gao Y, Li LP, Kim JH, Congdon N, Lau J, Griffiths S. The impact of parental migration on health status and health behaviours among left behind adolescent school children in China. BMC Public Health, 2010; 10:56.

 

Kong PS, Choi KC, Li MC ,Hui SC, Chan HM, Wing YK, Ma CW, Lam WK, Lau JTF, So WY, Ko TC and Chan CN. Association between physical activity and cardiovascular risk in Chinese youth independent of age and pubertal stage.  BMC Public Health, 2010; 10:303

 

Li AM, So HK, Au CT, Ho C, Lau J, Ng SK, Abdullah VJ, Fok TF, Wing YK. Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in Chinese children: a two-phase community study. Thorax 2010; 65(11):991-997.

 

Lee AW, Tung SY, Chua DT, Ngan RK, Chappell R, Tung R, Siu L, Ng WT, Sze WK, Au GK, Law SC, O'Sullivan B, Yau TK, Leung TW, Au JS, Sze WM, Choi CW, Fung KK, Lau JT, Lau WH. Randomized trial of radiotherapy plus concurrent-adjuvant chemotherapy vs radiotherapy alone for regionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2010;102(15):1188-98.

 

Lin CQ, Lau JTF*, Ho KM, Lau MC, Tsui HY, Lo KK. Incidence of genital warts among the Hong Kong general adult population.BMC Infectious Diseases 2010; 10:272

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