BNurs, MPhil, PhD, RN, FRSPH, FHEA, FAAN
Director, Master of Science in Nursing Programme
Dr Edmond Choi, PhD, RN, FRSPH, FHEA, FAAN, is a registered nurse. His work focuses on sexual health research, with an emphasis on sexual minorities, adolescents and young adults. Since starting his assistant professorship at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2017, he has obtained five external competitive research grants, including the Early Career Scheme and General Research Fund from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, the Council for the AIDS Trust Fund and the Health and Medical Research Fund. He examines topical sexual health issues using randomised controlled trials, epidemiological surveys and qualitative approaches. He has led his research team in testing the effectiveness of various sexual health promotion interventions. To maximise the impact of his scholarly works, he actively collaborates with overseas scholars and local non-governmental organisations.
Dr Choi has a strong publication record with a high field-weighted citation impact; he was listed in the top 2% of the world’s most cited scientists in 2021 by Stanford University. He has published more than 100 articles in international high-impact peer-reviewed journals in nursing, sexual health and digital health, such as JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, Journal of Sex Research and Journal of Advanced Nursing. Dr Choi was also one of the editors of the Wiley journal Health and Social Care in the Community.
Dr Choi also excels in nursing education. His teaching effectiveness is consistently reflected in his outstanding evaluation scores. He has extensive experience leading undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Currently, he is the director of the Doctor of Nursing programme. To enhance the global citizenship of nursing students, he developed experiential learning projects in Africa and Asia. In 2020, he received the HKU Early Career Teaching Award and Faculty Teaching Medal in recognition of his contributions to teaching and learning.
|Funding Scheme||Project Title||Approved Amount (HK$)|
|General Research Fund 2022/2023, Research Grants Council||Developing and testing an eHealth intervention to reduce sexual risks among men who have sex with men: a randomized controlled trial||982,232|
|Health and Medical Research Fund||Psychometric evaluation of the ICIQ-Nocturia Quality of Life instrument in primary care patients||100,000|
|General Research Fund 2021/2022, Research Grants Council||Understand technology-facilitated sexual abuse among men who have sex with men: a mixed method study||405,209|
|Council for the AIDS Trust Fund (Research) 2020||Developing and testing an interactive internet-based intervention to reduce sexual harm of sexualised drug use (‘chemsex’) among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong||393,712|
Early Career Scheme (ECS) 2018/2019, Research Grants Council
The safe use of dating applications (apps) among men who have sex with men: developing and testing an interactive web-based intervention to reduce risky sexual behaviours
- Sexual health
- Men’s health
- Mental health
- Health-related quality of life
- Health services research
- Choi EPH*, Lee JJ, Ho MH, Kwok JYY & Lok KYW. Chatting or cheating? The impacts of ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence language models on nurse education. Nurse Education Today. Online ahead of print. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2023.105796
- Choi EPH*, Kwok JYY, Choi KWY, Lee JJ, Wong JYH, Fong, DYT, Wan EYF, Wong WCW, & Chow EPF. Perceptions and experiences of sexual violence among Chinese men who have sex with men in Hong Kong. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Online ahead of print. Available from: doi:10.1111/jan.15391
- Choi EPH*, Choi KWY, WU C, Chau PH, Kwok JYY, Wong WCW, & Chow EPF. Web-based harm reduction intervention for chemsex in men who have sex with men: randomized controlled trial. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 2023;9:e42902. Available from: doi:10.2196/42902
- Wu C, Chau PH, & Choi EPH*. Quality of life and mental health of Chinese sexual and gender minority women and cisgender heterosexual women: cross-sectional survey and mediation analysis. JMIR Public Health & Surveillance. 2023;9:e42203. Available from: doi:10.2196/42203
- WONG DLL, Zhang A, Cheung KKY, Choi EPH*, & Lam MPS. Knowledge difference of sexually transmitted infections between Hong Kong undergraduates from local and international secondary schools: a cross-sectional study. Frontiers in Public Health. 2022;10:947932. Available from: doi:10.3389/fpubh.2022.947932
- Wu C, Choi EPH*, & Chau PH. The holistic health status of Chinese
homosexual and bisexual adults: a scoping review. Frontiers in Public Health. 2021;9:710575. Available from: doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.710575.
- Choi KWY, Choi EPH*, Chow EPF, Wan EYF, Wong WCW, Wong JYH, & Fong DYT. The experience of using dating applications for sexual hook-up: a qualitative exploration among HIV-negative men who have sex of men in Hong Kong. Journal of Sex Research. 2021;58(6):785-794. Available from: doi:10.1080/00224499.2021.1886227
- Wong WCW, Choi EPH*, Holroyd E, Ip P, Fan S, & Yip PSF. Impact of household composition and satisfaction with family life on self-reported sexual health outcomes of high-school students in Hong Kong. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. 2020;46(3):184-191. Available from: doi: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2019-200372
- Choi EPH*, Wong JYH, & Fong DYT. Disparities between HIV testing levels and the self-reported HIV-negative status of sexually active college students. Journal of Sex Research. 2019;56(8):1023-1030. Available from: doi:10.1080/00224499.2018.1541961.
- Wong WCW, Lau STH, Choi EPH*, Tucker JD, Fairley CK, & Saunders JM. A systematic literature review of reviews on the effectiveness of chlamydia testing. Epidemiologic Reviews. 2019;41(1):168-175. Available from: doi:10.1093/epirev/mxz007.
- Choi EPH*, Wong JYH, & Fong DYT. An emerging risk factor of sexual abuse: the use of smartphone dating applications. Sexual Abuse. 2018;30(4):343-366. Available from: doi: 10.1177/1079063216672168.
- 2022: Editor, Health & Social Care in the Community, Wiley
- 2018 to 2021: Associate editor, Health & Social Care in the Community, Wiley
- Warden, Lee Chi Hung Hall, HKU
- Programme Director, Doctor of Nursing Programme
- Mentor and reviewer for the Advance HE Fellowship Scheme
- Member, Pedagogy and Training Programme, Bau Institute of Medical & Health Sciences Education, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
|Year||Scholarship/ Award||Institution, Country|
|2020||Faculty Teaching Medal||LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR|
|2020||Early Career Teaching Award||The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR|
|2017||Best Research Paper Award||Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP) 40th Anniversary Conference 2017|
|2016||YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship||The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR|
|2016||The Best Poster Presentation Award||Hong Kong Primary Care Conference, Hong Kong SAR|
|2016||Young Researcher Scholarships||Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, China|
|2015||YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship||The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR|
|2015||The Best Poster Award||The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum, Hong Kong|
|2015||The Best Poster Presentation Award||Hong Kong Primary Care Conference, Hong Kong SAR|
|2014||Young Researcher Scholarships||Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, China|
|2013||Poster Presentation (First Place)||2nd NUS-NUH International Nursing Conference & 18th Singapore-Malaysia Nursing Conference, Singapore|