Juliana Cn ChanMB ChB, MD, MRCP, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Glasgow), FHKAM
Professor Juliana Chan is a clinician scientist graduated from the Liverpool University, UK, with accreditations in endocrinology and clinical pharmacology after receiving a period of training in psychiatry. She is currently Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, Founding Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity and Director, Clinical Research Management Office, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital. Her major areas of interest include epidemiology, genetics, clinical trials and care models in diabetes. She has supervised 50 postgraduate students and post doctoral fellows and co-authored in 550 peer reviewed articles, editorials and book chapters. She is one of the principal investigators of the NIH-funded Global Diabetes Consortium and a Hong Kong Government funded theme -based research involving a multiomic analysis of diabetes and its complications for personalized care.
In 1995, her team set up the Hong Kong Diabetes Registry for quality improvement and research purpose. In 1997, her team received the best Hong Kong Hospital Team Award for these initiatives which provide a reference for diabetes care in the public health care setting. In 2007, her team set up the Asia Diabetes Foundation (www.adf.org.hk) as a university knowledge transfer project to implement a web-based Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation (JADE) Program to use structured data collection, validated risk engines, personalized reporting and decision support for quality improvement, in collaboration with experts and care professionals from Asia. Over the years, she has organized many conferences, seminars and workshops including the Cambridge Diabetes Epidemiology Course and Asia Pacific Diabetes Epidemiology Course. In 2011, her Centre became one of the 8 IDF Centres of Education for their commitment to use professional education and research to change practice and influence policy. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Government framework for control and prevention of noncommunicable disease.