Juliana Chan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
Asia Diabetes Foundation, Hong Kong SAR, China

Professor Juliana Chan established the first and foremost Hong Kong Diabetes Register to characterize the clinical course and genetic associations of obesity and diabetes in 1995; and designed the innovative web-based Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation (JADE™) Programme in 2007 to combine communication and information technology along with a validated diabetes care model to promote personalized diabetes care for optimizng risk factors and reducing complications in 11 Asian countries and regions. Her research team has also used the biobanks of these cohorts and databases to discover the Asian-relevant biogenetic markers in pursuit of precision medicine in the prediction, prevention and therapeutics of diabetes and obesity.

Accredited as endocrinologist and clinical pharmacologist with training in psychiatry and epidemiology, Professor Chan’s areas of interest include epidemiology, genomics and genetics, clinical trials, and care models in diabetes. She has published 700 peer-reviewed articles and 26 book chapters over the years; and is Chair of The Lancet Commission on Diabetes joined by 43 experts from all continents to publish The Lancet Commission on diabetes: using data to transform diabetes care and patient lives to provide a roadmap for policymakers, planners, payors, providers, patients and public to take concerted actions in reducing the global burden of diabetes.

Professor Chan is currently Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, Director of Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity and Director of Clinical Research Management Office at The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Honorary Consultant at Prince of Wales Hospital and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Diabetes Foundation in Hong Kong. She is recipient of Peter Bennett Award, The Xiaoren Pan Distinguished Research Award for Epidemiology of Diabetes in Asia, Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes, and International Diabetes Federation Award Lecture for Epidemiology and Public Health.

Areas of Interest

  • Clinical trials
  • Data analytics
  • E-care
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Integrated care models in obesity and diabetes