Dr. SHE Rui (佘睿博士)

BSMed (Hons), BEc, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow

Phone: (852) 2252-8711

​Email: sherryshe0319@link.cuhk.edu.hk

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Research Interests

Mental and behavioral health research among aging population (multimorbidity, geriatric depression, and quality of life), adolescents (mental health, Internet gaming disorder, and risk behaviors), and sexual and gender minority populations (mental health and sexual risk behaviors).


2020 Conference Grants. 16th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine by the Royal Society of Edinburgh

2019 Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong 

2015-2019 Hong Kong Postgraduate Scholarship, PhD Student Exchange Programme, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

2018 Conference Grants. 15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI)

2015 Outstanding Graduates of Peking University

2012-2014 First-class Scholarships, Learning Excellence Award, Three-Good Student, Second Award in the 22nd competition of “Wusi Youth in Science”, Peking University


Full papers published in peer-reviewed journals)

a) Aging research and multimorbidity

  1. She R, Yan Z, Hao Y, Zhang Z, Du Y, Liang Y, Vetrano DL, Dekker J, Bai B, Lau JTF, Qiu C. Health-related quality of life after first-ever acute ischemic stroke: associations with cardiovascular health metrics. Qual Life Res. 2021 May 1. doi: 10.1007/s11136-021-02853-x. Epub ahead of print. (2020 IF=4.1, Q1, 27/176)

  2. She R, Yan Z, Jiang H, Vetrano DL, Lau JTF, Qiu C. Multimorbidity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Old Age: Role of Functional Dependence and Depressive Symptoms. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2019, 20(9):1143-1149. (2019 IF=4.4, Q1, 8/51)

b) Mental and behavioral health of youth

  1. She R, Wong K, Lin J, Leung K, Zhang Y, Yang X. How COVID-19 stress related to schooling and online learning affects adolescent depression and Internet gaming disorder: Testing Conservation of Resources theory with sex difference [published online ahead of print, 2021 Oct 19]. J Behav Addict. 2021; 10.1556/2006.2021.00069. (2020 IF=6.8, Q1, 12/143)

  2. She R, Yang X, Lau M, and Lau J. Psychometric properties and normative data of the 10-item Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale among Chinese adolescent students in Hong Kong. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 2020, 51(6), 925–933. Doi:10.1007/s10578-020-00970-1. (2020 IF=2.4, Q3, 43/78)

  3. Yu Y, Peng L, Mo P, Yang X, Cai Y, Ma L, She R (co-corresponding), Lau J. Association between relationship adaptation and Internet gaming disorder among first-year secondary school students in China: mediation effects via social support and loneliness. Addict Behav. 2021 Oct 28:107166. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107166. (2020 IF=3.9, Q1, 8/37)

  4. Yang X, Wong K, She R, Zhao C, Xu H, Tu X, Lai X, Zhang G. The relationship between illness representations and internet gaming disorder among young people: A cross-lagged model. JMIR Serious Games. 2021;9(4):e28117. Published 2021 Nov 30. doi:10.2196/28117 (2020 IF=4.1, Q1, 25/108)

  5. Yang X, She R, Lau MM, Lau JT. Anticipated socio-political developments and related personal responses as structural determinants of mental health problems: A population-based study. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 14:0020764019879948. (2019 IF=1.4, Q3, 93/142)

c) Mental and behavioral health research during the COVID-19 pandemic

  1. She R, Lau M, Lau J. Potential joint effects of perceptions related to COVID-19 and future social development on depressive symptoms: A Chinese population-based study. Journal of Mental Health. (2020 IF=4.3, Q1, 29/131) [Accepted]

  2. She R, Chen X, Li L, Li L, Huang Z, Lau JTF. Factors associated with behavioral intention of free and self-paid COVID-19 vaccination based on the social cognitive theory among nurses and doctors in China. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 May 3:1-25. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.201. (2020 IF=3.3, Q2, 76/203)

  3. She R, Wang X, Zhang Z, Li J, Xu J, You H, Li Y, Liang Y, Li S, Ma L, Wang X, Chen X, Zhou P, Lau J, Hao Y, Zhou H, Gu J. Mental Health Help-Seeking and Associated Factors Among Public Health Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak in China. Front Public Health. 2021 May 11; 9:622677. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.622677. (2020 IF=3.7, Q1, 35/176)

  4. She R, Luo S, Lau MM, Lau JTF. The mechanisms between illness representations of COVID-19 and behavioral intention to visit hospitals for scheduled medical consultations in a Chinese general population. J Health Psychol. 2021 Apr 20:13591053211008217. doi: 10.1177/13591053211008217. (2020 IF=3.2, Q2, 55/131)

  5. Yu, Y., She, R. (co-first), Luo, S., Xin, M., Li, L., Wang, S., Ma, L., Tao, F., Zhang, J., Zhao, J., Li, L., Hu, D., Zhang, G., Gu, J., Lin, D., Wang, H., Cai, Y., Wang, Z., You, H., Hu, G., Lau, J.T.F. Associations between factors related to COVID-19 and depression: direct and indirect effects via negative psychological responses to the epidemic in an online cross-sectional survey conducted among students of 26 universities in 16 cities in China. JMIR Mental Health. 2021 Jan 27. doi: 10.2196/22705. [Epub ahead of print]. (2020 IF=3.5, Q2, 47/155)

  6. Xin M, Luo S, She R, Yu Y, Li L, Wang S, Ma L, Tao F, Zhang J, Zhao J, Li L, Hu D, Zhang G, Gu J, Lin D, Wang H, Cai Y, Wang Z, You H, Hu G, Lau JT. Negative cognitive and psychological correlates of mandatory quarantine during the initial COVID-19 outbreak in China. Am Psychol. 2020 Jul-Aug;75(5):607-617. doi: 10.1037/amp0000692. PMID: 32673008. (2020 IF=10.9, Q1, 5/140)

  7. Chen S, She R, Qin P, Kershenbaum A, Fernandez-Egea E, Nelder JR, Ma C, Lewis J, Wang C, Cardinal RN. The medium-term impact of COVID-19 lockdown on referrals to secondary care mental health services: A controlled interrupted time series study. Front Psychiatry. 2020 Nov 26;11:585915. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.585915. (2020 IF=4.2, Q2, 36/143)

  8. Xin M, Luo S, She R, Chen X, Li L, Li L, Chen X, Lau JTF. The Impact of Social Media Exposure and Interpersonal Discussion on Intention of COVID-19 Vaccination among Nurses. Vaccines. 2021; 9(10):1204. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9101204 (2020 IF=4.4, Q2, 63/140)

  9. Lau J, Yu Y, Xin M, She R, Luo S, Li L, Wang S, Ma L, Tao F, Zhang J, Zhao J, Li L, Hu D, Zhang G, Gu J, Lin D, Wang H, Cai Y, Wang Z, You H, Hu G. What had people in China done during the Chinese New Year that contributed to the initial decline in new COVID-19 cases in China: a population-based study on the behavioral responses of 23,863 students of 26 universities in 16 cities as an illustration. JMIR Public Health Surveill. [Accepted] (2020 IF=4.1, Q1, 28/176)

  10. Wang Z, She R, Chen X, Li L, Li L, Huang Z, Lau JTF. Parental acceptability of COVID-19 vaccination for children under the age of 18 years among Chinese doctors and nurses: a cross-sectional online survey. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 Jun 17:1-11. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1917232. (2020 IF=3.5, Q2, 67/159)

  11. Yu Y, Lau J, She R, Chen X, Li LP, Li LJ, Chen XJ. Prevalence and associated factors of intention of COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare workers in China: application of the Health Belief Model. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 Apr 20:1-9. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1909327. (2020 IF=3.5, Q2, 67/159)

  12. Mo P, She R, Yu Y, et al. Resilience and COVID-19 vaccination intention of health care workers in China: The mediating role of life satisfaction and stigma. Journal of Advanced Nursing. (2020 IF=3.2, Q1, 9/124) [Accepted]

d) Mental and behavioral health research among LGBT populations

  1. She R, Mo P, Ma TC, Liu Y, Lau J. Impact of Minority Stress and Poor Mental Health on Sexual Risk Behaviors among Transgender Women Sex Workers in Shenyang, China. AIDS Behav. 2021 Jan 12. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-03108-5. (2020 IF=3.9, Q1, 33/176)

  2. She R, Mo PKH, Cai Y, Ma T, Liu Y, Lau JTF. Mental health service utilisation among transgender women sex workers who are at risk of mental health problems in Shenyang, China: An application of minority stress theory. Health Soc Care Community. 2021 Jul 8. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13501. (2020 IF=2.8, Q1, 7/44)

  3. Peng L, She R (co-first), Gu J, Hao C, Hou F, Wei D, Li J. The mediating role of self-stigma and self-efficacy between intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization and depression among men who have sex with men in China. BMC public health, 2020, 20(1), 1-10. (2020 IF=3.3, Q2, 73/203)

  4. Fan X, She R (co-first), Liu C, Zhong H, Lau JTF, Hao C, Li J, Hao Y, Li L, Gu J. Evaluation of smartphone APP-based case-management services among antiretroviral treatment-naïve HIV-positive men who have sex with men: a randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Public Health, 2020, 20(1), 85. (2020 IF=3.3, Q2, 73/203)

  5. Wang H, Chang R, Shen Q, Tsamlag L, Zhang S, Shi Y, Ma T, Wang Z, She R, Lau JTF, Wang Y, Cai Y. Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills model of consistent condom use among transgender women in Shenyang, China. BMC Public Health, 2020, 20(1):394. (2020 IF=3.3, Q2, 73/203)

  6. Chang R, Wang H, She R, Zhang S, Tsamlag L, Shen Q, Shi Y, Wang Z, Lau JT, Wang Y, Cai Y. Feelings of entrapment and defeat mediate the association between self-esteem and depression among transgender women sex workers in China. Frontiers in psychology. 2019;10. (2019 IF=2.1, Q2, 45/138)

  7. Wang Z, Lau J, 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 Jun 22:1-8. (2017 IF=2.0, Q2, 41/137)

  8. Lau JTF, Li J, She R, Kim Y. Implications of the global mental health and HIV syndemic on HIV prevention and care. In: Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health. Bhugra D, Bhui K, Wong SYS, Gilman SE (editors). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press; 2018. pp. 337-344. [book chapter]

  9. Huang Y, Shi L, She R, Bai J, Jiao S, Guo Y. Domestic trends in malaria research and development in China and its global influence. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 2017 Jan 10; 6(1):4. (2017 IF=2.7, Q1, 4/38)

  10. She R, Huang Y (co-first), Xu T, Guo Y. Challenges of research and development on antimalarial medicinal products in China: a bibliometric analysis and systematic review. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2016 Nov 1; 110 (11):649. (2016 IF=2.3, Q2, 129/203)


Conference presentations

1. Rui She, Phoenix K.H. Mo, Tiecheng Ma, Yan Liu, Joseph T. F. Lau. “Minority stress, coping and mental health of transgender women sex workers in China”. The 3rd Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress & 2019 Global Health Forum of the University Alliance of the Silk Road. 13-16 Sep 2019, Xi’an, China. [poster]

2. Rui She, Zhongrui Yan, Joseph Lau, Chengxuan Qiu. Association between Multimorbidity and Health-related Quality of Life among Older Adults: Impacts of Functional Dependence and Depressive Symptoms.15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine. 14-17 Nov 2018, Chile. [oral]

3. Rui She. Family relationships, self-esteem, loneliness and Internet usage among Hong Kong adolescents. The 2nd Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia Science Festival. 21-22 Oct 2018, Universitas Indonesia. [oral]

4. Rui She, Xueying Yang, Zixin Wang, Joseph T.F. Lau, Dongliang Li, Jinghua Li, Yue Zhang. A randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a brief social media intervention in reducing sexual risk behaviors among MSM in Beijing. Reviews in Antiviral Therapy & Infectious Diseases. 2016(3):24. 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Aids & Co-Infections. 17-19 May 2016, Hong Kong. [oral]