BMed (PKU), MMed(PKU), PhD (CUHK) 

Prof. WANG Zixin (王子昕教授)  

Phone: (852) 2252-8740

Email: wangzx@cuhk.edu.hk

Research Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Johnson Wang obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Medicine from School of Public Health, Peking University, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health from JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been appointed as Research Assistant Professor in JC School of Public Health and Primary Care since 2016. Dr. Wang is awarded the Early Career Award by the International Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2016. He is the Principle Investigator of four research grants including Health and Medical Research Fund and AIDS Trust Fund. He is a member of the Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health, and the Associate Director of the Community Research Program on AIDS.

Postgraduate Supervision
  • Rui SHE: PhD student, 2016 – Present, Co-supervised with Prof. Joseph Lau.

  • Pei QIN: PhD student, 2016 – 2018, Co-supervised with Prof. Joseph Lau. 

  • Xueying YANG: PhD student, 2016 – 2018, Co-supervised with Prof. Joseph Lau.
     

  • Cactus WANG: Master of Public Health, Capstone project, 2016 – 2018

Research Interests

Inter-disciplinary behavioral health research including behavioral health theories and behavioral interventions related to risk and preventive behaviors:

  • HIV related risk behaviors:
    Sexual risk behaviors and substance use among at risk population (e.g. male sexually transmitted diseases patients,men who have sex with men, clients of female sex workers and transgender women)
     

  • Theory-based behavioral interventions: 
    Applying health behavioral theories in promoting preventive behaviors (e.g., HIV testing, condom use) and biomedicalHIV/STD intervention (e.g. male circumcision, pre-exposure prophylaxis, HPV vaccination, treatment as prevention) among at risk population

Grants (Principal Investigators)
  • A randomized controlled trial promoting Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among Chinese men who have sex with men. Principle Investigator. Health and Medical Research Fund. (Ref#13141651). (01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018, HKD 1,193,740)
     

  • Perceptions on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong. Principle Investigator. Funded by AIDS Trust Fund. (Ref#: MSS 239R). (01/08/2015 – 31/07/2016, HKD 382,564)
     

  • Prevalence, perceptions and intention related to various forms of HIV testing among male clients of female sex workers. Principle Investigator. Funded by AIDS Trust Fund. (Ref#: MSS 240R). (01/12/2015 – 30/11/2016, HKD 376,108)
     

  • A randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of enhanced and standard versions of HIV testing and counseling (HTC) in reducing sexual risk behaviors, increasing HIV retesting rate and risk perception among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Hong Kong. Principle Investigator. Funded by AIDS Trust Fund (Ref#: MSS 249R). (01/12/2016 – 30/11/2017, HKD 386,956)

Selected Publications
  1. Wang Z, Lau JT, She R, Ip M, Jiang H, Ho SP, Yang X. Behavioral intention to take up different types of HIV testing among men who have sex with men who were never-testers in Hong Kong. AIDS Care 2017. Epub ahead of print. 

  2. Wang Z, Wu X, 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

  3. 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). 

  4. 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. Epub ahead of print.

  5. 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

  6. Wang Z, Feng T, Lau JT. Needs assessment and theory-based promotion of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) among male sexually transmitted diseases patients (MSTDP) in China. AIDS and Behavior 2015 2015 Mar 24:1-4. 

  7. 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.   

  8. Wang Z, Mo PK, Lau JT, Lau M, Lai CH. 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 2013, 31(41): 4675-81. 

  9. 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 2013, 25(8): 1010-7. 

  10. Wang Z, Lau JT, Gu J. Accepability of circumcision among clients of female sex worker in Hong Kong. AIDS and Behaviors 2012, 16(7): 1836-45.

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