Dr Angel Wong


Assistant Professor


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

020 7927 2622

I am a pharmacoepidemiologist. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Public Health at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Then I completed my PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Hong Kong. I have been awarded a British Heart Foundation fellowship to study drug-drug interactions using routine care data. I am also the deputy director of the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions.


Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Centre for Global Chronic Conditions


I am currently the co-director of the LSHTM Distance Learning and intensive Postgraduate Professional Development Course in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance. I am also a tutor for MSc Epidemiology and tutoring on the Basic Epidemiology and Statistics in EPH modules and real-world evidence in pharmacoepidemiology short course. I have also been supervisoring students from MSc in Epidemiology and MSc in Public health. 


My main research area is pharmacoepidemiology, focusing on the use of different study designs and methodologies, including within-person study designs and propensity score method to address bias and confounding.

I currently hold a British Heart Foundation Immediate Postdoctoral Basic Science Research Fellowship for research studies investigating drug-drug interactions in the UK and Hong Kong. Since April 2020, I have been involved in OpenSAFELY platform to conduct studies focusing on the epidemiology of COVID-19. I am also collaborating with the University of Hong Kong to study drug effects using routine data from Hong Kong.

Research Area
Clinical databases
Electronic health records
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Kidney disease
Skin disease
United Kingdom
Hong Kong

Selected Publications

Proton pump inhibitors and myocardial infarction: an application of active comparators in a self-controlled case series.
Chui CSL; Cheung KS; Brown JP; Douglas IJ; Wong ICK; Chan EW; Wong AYS
International journal of epidemiology
Association between oral anticoagulants and COVID-19-related outcomes: a population-based cohort study.
Wong AY; Tomlinson L; Brown JP; Elson W; Walker AJ; Schultze A; Morton CE; Evans D; Inglesby P; MacKenna B
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Association between warfarin and COVID-19-related outcomes compared with direct oral anticoagulants: population-based cohort study.
OpenSAFELY Collaborative; Wong AYS; Tomlinson LA; Brown JP; Elson W; Walker AJ; Schultze A; Morton CE; Evans D; Inglesby P
Journal of hematology & oncology
Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of death from COVID-19: an OpenSAFELY cohort analysis based on two cohorts.
Wong AY; MacKenna B; Morton CE; Schultze A; Walker AJ; Bhaskaran K; Brown JP; Rentsch CT; Williamson E; Drysdale H
Annals of the rheumatic diseases
The association between partner bereavement and melanoma: cohort studies in the U.K. and Denmark.
Wong AYS; Frøslev T; Dearing L; Forbes HJ; Mulick A; Mansfield KE; Silverwood RJ; Kjaersgaard A; Sørensen HT; Smeeth L
British Journal of Dermatology
Partner Bereavement and Detection of Dementia: A UK-Based Cohort Study Using Routine Health Data.
Forbes HJ; Wong AYS; Morton C; Bhaskaran K; Smeeth L; Richards M; Schmidt SAJ; Langan SM; Warren-Gash C
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Partner bereavement and risk of psoriasis and atopic eczema: cohort studies in the U.K. and Denmark.
Wong AYS; Frøslev T; Forbes HJ; Kjaersgaard A; Mulick A; Mansfield K; Silverwood RJ; Sørensen HT; Smeeth L; Schmidt SAJ
The British Journal of Dermatology
Managing Cardiovascular Risk of Macrolides: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Wong AYS; Chan EW; Anand S; Worsley AJ; Wong ICK
Drug safety
Evaluation of the risk of cardiovascular events with clarithromycin using both propensity score and self-controlled study designs.
Root AA; Wong AYS; Ghebremichael-Weldeselassie Y; Smeeth L; Bhaskaran K; Evans SJW; Brauer R; Wong ICK; Navaratnam V; Douglas I
British journal of clinical pharmacology
Cardiovascular outcomes associated with use of clarithromycin: population based study.
Wong AYS; Root A; Douglas IJ; Chui CSL; Chan EW; Ghebremichael-Weldeselassie Y; Siu C-W; Smeeth L; Wong ICK
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Association Between Acute Neuropsychiatric Events and Helicobacter pylori Therapy Containing Clarithromycin.
Wong AYS; Wong ICK; Chui CSL; Lee EHM; Chang WC; Chen EYH; Leung WK; Chan EW
JAMA internal medicine
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