Co-Director, CUHK Centre for Bioethics
Associate Professor, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care
Associate Director, CUHK Institute of Health Equity
Research Fellow (by courtesy), CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
Roger Yat-Nork Chung, PhD, MHS, is a social epidemiologist who uses the lens of biomedical ethics and justice to examine the social determinants of health and health inequalities. He is currently examining social determinants such as poverty, deprivation, socioeconomic disadvantage, environmental and housing factors, and migrant status. He is also particularly interested in the health of the vulnerable populations, including migrant workers and rare disease patients. Additionally, he is conducting research on aging‐related issues, such as multimorbidity and long‐term/end‐of‐life care. Collectively, the purpose of his research is to inform health services and public policy, domestically and beyond.
Graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts (Public Health Sciences), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a Master of Health Science, and the University of Hong Kong with a Doctor of Philosophy in social and lifecourse epidemiology, he is currently an Associate Professor of the School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Associate Director of the CUHK Institute of Health Equity. He is also the inaugural US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) International Health Policy Fellow (2018-20), studying the issues of health equity, social determinants of healthy longevity, and global vaccine policies to counter pandemic threats. He has had more than 100 peer-reviewed international publications and have been awarded with numerous research grants of over US$10 million as Principal and Co-investigators.