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CEAPS Speaker: Roger Chung "Health and Well-being among Live-in Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong"

Event Type
domestic workers, health inequality, hong kong, migrants' health, public health
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Lucy Ellis Lounge - 1080 Foreign Languages Building (707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana)
Apr 19, 2019   12:00 - 1:30 pm  
Roger Yat-Nork CHUNG ( The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Registration (lunch provided with registration)
Yuchia Chang

Dr. Roger Yat-Nork Chung is Assistant Professor at School of Public Health and Primary Care (SPHPC) at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He obtained his Bachelor degree in Public Health and Master of Health Science from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  He further received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong, with his study on the impact of socioeconomic development on population health.  Using the lens of biomedical ethics and justice, his research aims to empirically inquire into the social determinants of health inequalities (including poverty and health, migrants’ health, rare diseases patients’ health), as well as aging-related issues on multimorbidity and long-term/end-of-life care, and to utilize such evidence to inform health services and policy, domestically and beyond. 


In September 2018, Dr. Chung was elected the Inaugural National Academy of Medicine (NAM)-CUHK International Health Policy Fellow by the prestigious US NAM, studying the policy of rare diseases in Hong Kong.  Moreover, he has served in various official consultation committees of the Hong Kong Government, including the Domestic Health Accounts and Thematic Household Survey of the Food and Health Bureau, and has been involved in two Government commissioned projects on elderly/end-of-life care and healthcare resource allocation exercise.  He is currently a principal investigator of a Hospital Authority consultancy study on medical assistance programs and a commissioned study on rare diseases in Hong Kong.  


Dr. Chung is a founding member of the Research Centre for Migration and Mobility, an executive member of the Centre for Health Systems and Policy Research, Centre for Quality of Life, and an Assistant Professor (by courtesy) at the CHUK Institute of Ageing.  He is also a member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)’s Public Health Global Challenge Steering Group, and an active member of two WUN working groups on global migrants’ health and intergenerational health equity.  He is a co-host of the only “Life and Death Education” Radio Program in Hong Kong.


This event is co-sponsored by the Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP).

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