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Ying (Helen) He

BSc, MPhil, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher in Pharmacoepidemiology & Device Safety/Regulation

I am a pharmacoepidemiologist using routinely collected big health data to understand the safety of medicines and medical devices here at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine in NDORMS. My passion is research related to human health that can be applied in people’s daily lives, using my varied experience and training in epidemiology and bench research, pharmaceutical science and neuroscience. My research interests include clinical pharmacy, pharmacoepidemiology, medication and device safety, mental health, health economics, and pharmacogenetics.

Before joining CSM, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. There I worked on post-marketing safety studies in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and gained experience using the UK’s Health Improvement Network (THIN) database.

In my PhD, I conducted pharmacoepidemiological studies on gastrointestinal bleeding associated with drugs like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), and calcium channel blockers (CCBs), using the clinical data analysis and reporting system (CDARS) in Hong Kong. I developed expertise in both observational study designs and meta-analysis.

Before moving into applied science, I spent three years in basic neuroscience research, for example working on mechanisms and drug development in Alzheimer and Parkinson's diseases (AD/PD).

I joined CSM and NDORMS in 2018 summer.



PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology, University of Hong Kong, HKSAR

MPhil in Neuroscience Biochemistry, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKSAR

BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, P. R. China


Easter Egg

I am a life lover/explorer. My hobbies include but not limited to writing, literature/books, dance, sports (tennis, yoga, etc), musicals, movies, and travelling. My non-academia dream is to be a freelance writer and start up my own restaurant/bar "Xiang Ju Yuan". Neuroscience, Psychology and Anthropology are always my interest. 

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