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Kelvin Man Ping WANG

Dr. Kelvin Wang is Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing of the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wang received his nursing degree, M.P.H. and Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong. He has taught at School of Nursing since 2014 and is the Director of Master of Nursing Programme.

Dr Wang’s research focuses on smoking cessation and tobacco control policy. He is now leading several large randomized controlled trials on smoking cessation interventions and territory-wide tobacco control policy surveys. He has studies on emerging tobacco products including e-cigarettes, waterpipe smoking and heat-not-burn; and prospective studies on secondhand smoke exposure in children. Dr. Wang involved in many researches on smoking and alcohol use in adolescents. He is one of the main researchers for the Family & Health Information Trend Surveys (FHInTs) with papers collaborating with the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

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Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health Building capacity and promoting smoking cessation in the community via "Quit to Win" Contest 2017: a single-blind cluster randomized controlled trial on a combined "cocktail" intervention of brief advice, instant messaging and active 950,000
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health Smoking related policy survey 988,000
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health Study on Cigarette Price Elasticity and Affordability in Hong Kong 400,000
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU Proactive Minimal Cessation Advice plus Nicotine replacement therapy (PMCAN) for smoking cessation in smokers at smoking hotspots: a pilot randomized controlled trial 39,000
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health A single-blind cluster randomized controlled trial on high intensity active referral and simple text messaging to achieve abstinence- "Quit to Win" contest 2016 950,000
Lok Sin Tong Benevolence Kowloon Research on smoking cessation in workplace 700,000
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU A pilot study on electronic cigarette use and their impact on smoking and quitting in youth 43,000
  • Member of the Society for Nicotine & Tobacco Research
  • Member of the Pi Iota Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
  • Member of Promotion Sub-committee, Health Care and Promotion Scheme, Food & Health Bureau, HKSAR
  1. Wang MP, Suen YN, Li WCH, Lam OB, Wu Y, Kowng AC, Lai VW, Chan SS, Lam TH. Intervention With Brief Cessation Advice Plus Active Referral for Proactively Recruited Community Smokers: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine 2017; Epub doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5793. (original research) [2016 IF=16.538] (Ranked 6 out of 155 under the category of “Medicine General & Internal”)
  2. Wang MP, Li WCH, Cheung DYT, Wu Y, Lam OB, Kowng AC, Lai VW, Chan SS, Lam TH. Brief advices on smoking reduction vs. abrupt quit for smoking cessation in Chinese smokers: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017; EPub doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx026. [2016 IF=4.609] (Ranked 2 out of 18 under the category of “Substance Abuse”)
  3. Wang MP, Ho SY, Leung LT, Lam TH. E-cigarette use and respiratory symptoms in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. JAMA Pediatrics 2015; 170 (1):89-91 (research letter) [2016 IF=10.251] (Ranked 1 out of 121 under the category of “Pediatrics”)
  4. Wang MP, Wang X, Lam TH, Viswanath K, Chan SS. The tobacco endgame in Hong Kong: Public support for a total ban on tobacco sales. Tobacco Control 2015; 24(2) 162-6. [2016 IF=5.469] (Ranked 4 out of 157 under the category of “Public Health Environment & Occupational Health” - SSCI)
  5. Wang MP, Chu JT, Viswanath K, Wan A, Lam TH, Chan SS. Using information technology for family communication and its association with family well-being: FAMILY Project. Journal of Medical & Internet Research 2015; 17(8): e207. [2016 IF=5.175] (Ranked 1 out of 24 under the category of “Medical Informatics”)
  6. Wang MP, Wang X, Lam TH, Viswanath K, Chan SS. Ex-smokers are happier than smokers among Chinese adults in Hong Kong. Addiction 2014; 109(7): 1165-71. [2016 IF=5.789] (Ranked 1 out of 18 under the category of “Substance Abuse”)
  7. Wang MP, Wang X, Lam TH, Viswanath K, Wan AN, Chan SS. Digital inequalities of family life information seeking and family well-being among Chinese adults in Hong Kong. Journal of Medical & Internet Research 2014 16(10):e227. [2016 IF=5.175] (Ranked 1 out of 24 under the category of “Medical Informatics”)
  8. Wang MP, Ho SY, Lo WS, Lam TH. Smoking family, secondhand smoke exposure at home, and quitting in adolescent smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2013; 15: 185-191. [2016 IF=4.609] (Ranked 2 out of 18 under the category of “Substance Abuse”)
  9. Ho SY, Wang MP, Lo WS, Mak KK, Lai HK, Thomas GN, Lam TH. Comprehensive smokefree legislation and displacement of smoking into the homes of young children in Hong Kong. Tobacco Control 2010; 19: 129-33. [2016 IF=5.469] (Ranked 4 out of 157 under the category of “Public Health Environment & Occupational Health” - SSCI)
  10. Lai HK, Ho SY, Wang MP, Lam TH. Secondhand smoke and respiratory symptoms among adolescent current smokers. Pediatrics 2009; 124: 1306-10. [2016 IF=5.705] (Ranked 3 out of 121 under the category of “Pediatrics”)
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