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Kelvin Man Ping WANG
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Dr. Kelvin Wang is Associate 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$)
RGC General Research Fund (GRF) Nurse-led alcohol brief intervention plus mobile personalized chat-based support on reducing alcohol use in university students: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. 1,180,742
The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon Evaluation of a smoking cessation programme in workplaces in Hong Kong 750,000
RGC General Research Fund (GRF) Personalized support using instant messaging applications to increase smoking cessation in smokers proactively recruited from smoking hotspots in Hong Kong: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial 581,565
HMRF Research Fellowship Scheme Intervention combining interactive communication technologies and nicotine replacement therapy sampling for proactively recruited smokers in smoking hotspots: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial 1,200,000
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health Building capacity and promoting smoking cessation in the community via "Quit to Win" contest 2018: a single-blind cluster randomized controlled trial on brief intervention (AWARD), active referral and financial incentive for attending smoking cessation service to increase abstinence 950,000
Health and Medical Research Fund A combined cessation intervention with brief advice, nicotine replacement therapy sampling and active referral (BANSAR) for smoking fathers: a multicenter, single-blinded, pragmatic randomized controlled trial 999,870
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
  • Council Member of Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health
  • 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. Luk TT, Wang MP*, Suen YN, Koh DS, Lam TH, Chan SS. Early childhood exposure to secondhand smoke and behavioural problems in preschoolers. Scientific Reports. 2018 Oct 18;81:15434. Available from: doi:10.1038/s41598-018-33829-6
  2. Wang MP*, Luk TT, Wu Y, Li WH, Cheung DY, Kwong AC, Lai V, Chan SS, Lam TH. Chat-based instant messaging support integrated with brief interventions for smoking cessation: a community-based, pragmatic, cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Digital Health. 2019 Aug;1(4):e183-92. Available from: doi:10.1016/S2589-7500(19)30082-2
  3. Wang MP*, Li WH, Cheung YT, Lam OB, Wu Y, Kwong AC, Lai VW, Chan SS, Lam TH. Brief advice on smoking reduction versus abrupt quitting for smoking cessation in Chinese smokers: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2017 Dec 13;20(1):67-72. Available from: doi:10.1093/ntr/ntx026
  4. Wang MP*, Suen YN, Li WH, Lam CO, Yong-da Wu S, Kwong 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 Dec;177(12):1790-7. Available from: doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5793
  5. Wang MP, Ho SY, Leung LT, Lam TH. Electronic cigarette use and respiratory symptoms in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. JAMA Pediatrics. 2016 Jan;170(1):89-91. Available from: doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3024
  6. 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 Feb 20;24(2):162-7. Available from: doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051092
  7. Wang MP, Chen J, Lam TH, Lau CP, Chan SS. Impact of Secondhand Smoke Exposure on Smoking Cessation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2015 Aug 4;66(5):592-3. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.05.048
  8. Wang MP, Chu JT, Viswanath K, Wan A, Lam TH, Chan SS. Using information and communication technologies for family communication and its association with family well-being in Hong Kong: FAMILY project. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2015 Aug 24;17(8):e207. Available from: doi:10.2196/jmir.4722
  9. Wang MP, Wang X, Lam TH, Viswanath K, Chan SS. Ex‚Äźsmokers are happier than current smokers among C hinese adults in Hong Kong. Addiction. 2014 Mar 4;109(7):1165-71. Available from: doi:10.1111/add.12531
  10. Wang MP, Wang X, Viswanath K, Wan A, Lam TH, Chan SS. Digital inequalities of family life information seeking and family well-being among Chinese adults in Hong Kong: a population survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2014 Oct 3;16(10):e227. Available from: doi:10.2196/jmir.3386
  11. Ho SY, Wang MP, Lo WS, Mak KK, Lai HK, Thomas GN, Lam TH. Comprehensive smoke-free legislation and displacement of smoking into the homes of young children in Hong Kong. Tobacco Control. 2010 Sep 18;19(2):129-33. Available from: doi:10.1136/tc.2009.032003
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