Supported by Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship and Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund – Overseas Postgraduate Study and Professional Training Scholarship, Dr. Vincent Chi Ho Chung has completed Bachelor in Chinese Medicine & Biomedical Science (First Class Honors), Oxford MSc in Evidence based Healthcare, and PhD in Public Health. He is one of the few scholars with research spanning across clinical, health service, and policy aspects of Chinese and Integrative Medicine. As one of the prolific assistant professors in this interdisciplinary field, he has published more than 60 academic publications in leading journals. His externally funded investigations on the interactions between patients, professions, providers and policy makers has informed possible models for integrating conventional and complementary medicine in modern health systems. He is invited to serve as observer in the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy development, as well as Visiting Fellow of the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Technology Sydney. Supporting the application of best available evidence in integrative medicine practice, he is among the first to apply network meta-analysis approach for synthesizing comparative effectiveness evidence on different Chinese herbal medicine therapies. As a Chinese medicine clinician – investigator, he has demonstrated the effectiveness of electroacupuncture in managing chronic carpal tunnel syndrome using pragmatic randomized trial design. With experience in both policy and clinical research, he served as a consultant for the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office in formulating strategy on using traditional and complementary medicine for promoting healthy aging. He is associate editor for BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, European Journal of Integrative Medicine, and Advances in Integrative Medicine, Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (UK), and Member of the American College of Epidemiology (US).
Biography Updated on 11 June 2016