Family Medicine and Public Health PHD program

Epidemiology and Public Health

The Ph.D. program in epidemiology and public health is a research-focused program extending over 4 academic years. Throughout the program, students will identify the research problem and the gap of knowledge that the research results are expected to bridge. Under the guidance of faculty, students will develop a research proposal that will be implemented. The implementation of the research may include community-based research or hospital-based research, or laboratory-based research or a combination. Graduates of this program are expected to pursue future careers in epidemiologic research, leadership role, or high-level administrative positions in public health settings.


Research interests

  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Epidemiology and public health aspects of communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology and public health aspects of non-communicable diseases
  • Evaluation of the quality of care
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Health education and management
  • Nutrition epidemiology
  • Preventive health care of maternal and child health
  • Statistical modeling on epidemiological and public health
  • Women’s health


Contact and coordinator

Dr. Moon Fai. Chan


Tel: +968 2414 (1132)


Department of Family Medicine and Public Health ( )