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Prof. WANG Zixin (王子昕教授)  

BMed (PKU), MMed(PKU), PhD (CUHK) 

Assistant Professor, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK

Associate Director, Community Research Program on AIDS, CUHK

Associate Director, SYSU-CUHK Behavioral Health Research Center

Associate Researcher, Shenzhen Research Institute, CUHK

Phone: (852) 2252-8740

Email: wangzx@cuhk.edu.hk

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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 – 2021, 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

Selected Publications
  1. Wang Z*, Yang L, Hao C, Jiang H, Zhang J, Luo Z, Zheng Z, Lau JTF*. A randomized controlled trial evaluating efficacy of a brief setting-based and theory-based intervention promoting voluntary medical male circumcision among heterosexual male sexually transmitted disease patients in China. AIDS and Behavior. 2019. 23(9): 2453-2466. (IF=2.908 in 2018; Ranked 22/162 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (Q1); Citation: 1; Cited by others: 1) *Rated as four stars (world leading) by external experts in Research Assessment Exercise

  2. Wang Z, Lau JT*, Ip M, Ho SP, Mo PKH, Latkin C, Ma YL, Kim Y. A randomized controlled trail evaluating efficacy of promoting an home-based HIV self-testing with online counseling on increasing HIV testing among men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior 2018. 22(1): 190-201. (IF=2.908 in 2018; Ranked 22/162 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (Q1); Citation: 15; Cited by others: 14) *Results were used for developing the WHO Guidelines on HIV Self-testing and Partner Notification (December 2016). Rated as three stars by external experts in Research Assessment Exercise

  3. Wang Z*, Lau JT*, Fang Y, Ip M, Gross DL. Prevalence of actual uptake and willingness to use pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong, China. PLoS One 2018. 13(2): e0191671. (IF=2.776 in 2018; Ranked 24/69 in Multidisciplinary Sciences (Q2); Citation: 15; Cited by others: 15)

  4. Wang Z*, Wang J, Fang Y, Gross DL, Wong MCS, Wong ELY, Lau JT*. Parental acceptability of HPV vaccination for boys and girls aged 9-13 years in China --- a population-based study. Vaccine 2018. 36(19): 2657-2665 (IF=3.269 in 2018; Ranked 57/136 in Medicine, Research & Experimental (Q2); Citation: 9; Cited by others: 7)

  5. Wang Z, Lau JT*, Yang X, Cai Y, Gross D, Ma T, Liu Y. Acceptability of daily use of free oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among transgender women sex workers in Shenyang, China. AIDS and Behavior 2017. 21(12): 3287-3298. (IF=2.908 in 2018; Ranked 22/162 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (Q1); Citation: 12; Cited by others: 12)

  6. 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. 18(9): 635-646 (IF=3.734 in 2018; Ranked 25/89 in Infectious Diseases (Q2); Citation: 11; Cited by others: 7)

  7. 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. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2016: 19(3Suppl 2). (IF=5.192 in 2018; Ranked 7/89 in Infectious Diseases (Q1); Citation: 12; Cited by others: 11)

  8. 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 2016, 20(11): 2489=2502. (IF=2.908 in 2018; Ranked 22/162 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (Q1); Citation: 6; Cited by others: 1)

  9. 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. (IF=3.466 in 2018; Ranked 5/35 in Substance Abuse (Q1); Citation: 13; Cited by others: 11)

  10. 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. (IF=3.269 in 2018; Ranked 57/136 in Medicine, Research & Experimental (Q2); Citation: 15; Cited by others: 9)

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