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Programme 1

AI-Enhanced Global and Personal Health Protection

This programme aims to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) with state-of-the-art biotechnology and digital influencer platforms to address two major threats to global health: vaccine hesitancy, and highly infectious pathogens such as pandemic influenza and Ebola. Both were identified as being among the 10 top global health threats by the World Health Organization in 2019. Researchers will develop and implement innovative AI solutions to alleviate the health and economic burden posed by vaccine hesitancy and high-threat infectious pathogens, nationally and around the world.

The expected academic and translational or commercial outputs include but are not limited to extension of the international Vaccine Confidence Project (a project led by our collaborator – the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in response to hesitancy and misinformation on vaccination programmes) to provide authoritative vaccine information to low- and middle-income countries.

Scientific Leadership

  • Professor Joseph Wu

    Lead Scientist
    Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health

  • Dr Alexander Ng

    Co-Investigator
    Vice President, Tencent Healthcare

  • Dr Elad Yom-Tov

    Co-Investigator
    Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Israel

  • Professor Gabriel M. Leung

    Co-Principal Investigator

  • Professor Heidi Larson

    Co-Principal Investigator
    Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • Dr Kathy Leung

    Co-Investigator
    Research Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

  • Professor Mark Jit

    Co-Investigator
    Professor of Vaccine Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Visiting Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

  • Professor Michael Mina

    Principal Investigator
    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Dr Michael Ni

    Co-Investigator
    Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

  • Dr Pauline Paterson

    Co-Investigator
    Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • Dr Tommy Lam

    Co-Investigator

Other Project Members

  • Dr Leonie Raijmakers

    Postdoctoral Fellow

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