Prof. YOU Hoi-sze, Joyce

About me

YOU Hoi-sze, Joyce 姚凱詩

PharmD, BCPS
Professor, School of Pharmacy
Assistant Dean (Student Development), Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 3943 6830
Fax:(852) 2603 5295

Personal Details

Prof. Joyce You joined the School of Pharmacy in 1999. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (US) and completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Michigan (US). Prof. You is a certified Specialist by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (US) in Pharmacotherapy.

Prof. You has initiated cost-effectiveness studies in collaboration with researchers from the disciplines of Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Oncology, Orthopedics & Traumatology, Public Health, Psychology, and Psychiatry.

Prof. You had leaded a randomised clinical trial comparing outcomes of pharmacist-managed versus physician-managed anticoagulation clinic. As a result of this project, the first clinical pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinic in Hong Kong was established at the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) in 2002 and now sustained by the staff of Pharmacy Department at PWH.


Research Interests

The focus of Dr. You’s research is the methodology development of pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes research, especially simulation designs using decision tree and Markov models. She works closely with Infectious Diseases and Microbiology physicians on outcome studies of infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria and emerging viruses. Much of her work also involves the study of anticoagulation therapy for Chinese patients, including the optimal control of anticoagulation therapy, the cost-effectiveness of the various models of care for patients receiving warfarin, and the role and cost-effectiveness of pharmacogenetic testing for Chinese patients receiving anticoagulation therapy.



  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme
    • PHAR1440 Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control
    • PHAR3413 Pharmacology & Therapeutics II
    • PHAR3415 Pharmacology & Therapeutics IV
    • PHAR4303 Clinical Pharmacy Clerkship: Infectious Diseases
    • PHAR4911 Research Project I
    • PHAR4912 Research Project II
  • MPhil & PhD in Pharmacy
    • PHAR5130 Overview of Drug Development
  • Master of Clinical Pharmacy Programme
    • PHAR 5882 Pharmacotherapy: Infectious Diseases
    • PHAR5924 Graduation Project II


Recent Publications

  1. Chung TM, Mak M, Ng J, Wong T, Wong B, Chan C, Lee KF, You JHS. Impact of pharmacist-led anticoagulation clinic on anticoagulation control and clinical outcomes of warfarin-treated patients with atrial fibrillation: A retrospective study in Hong Kong. Journal of Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy (accepted on 31 October 2022).
  2. Fekadu G, Yao J, You JHS. Cost effectiveness analysis of single and sequential testing strategies for tuberculosis infection in adults living with HIV in the United States. Scientific Reports (accepted for publication on 18 October 2022).
  3. Yao J, Fekadu G, Ng SC, You JHS. Fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with active ulcerative colitis: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2022 Oct 1. doi: 10.1111/jgh.16015. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36181412.
  4. Fekadu G, Jiang X, Yao J, You JHS. Bedaquiline-based treatment for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa: A cost-effectiveness analysis. PLOS One 2022 Aug 5;17(8):e0272770. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0272770. eCollection 2022.
  5. Chow DYW, Jiang X, You JHS. Information technology-based versus face-to-face cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety and depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders 2022 Aug 1;310:429-440. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.05.048.
  6. You JHS, Luk SWC, Chow DYW, Jiang X, Mak ADP, Mak WWS. Cost-effectiveness of internet-supported cognitive behavioral therapy for university students with anxiety symptoms: A Markov-model analysis. PLOS One. 2022;17(5):e0268061. Published 2022 May 5. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0268061
  7. Yao J, Fekadu G, Jiang X, You JHS. Telemonitoring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease amid the COVID-19 pandemic-A cost-effectiveness analysis. PLoS One. 2022;17(4):e0266464. Published 2022 Apr 7. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0266464
  8. Fekadu G, Jiang X, Yao J, You JH. Cost-effectiveness of video-observed therapy for ambulatory management of active tuberculosis during COVID-19 pandemic in a high-income country. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2021 Dec;113:271-278. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.10.029. Epub 2021 Oct 22. PMID: 34688946; PMCID: PMC8530791.
  9. Fekadu G, Chow DY, You JHS. The pharmacotherapeutic management of pulmonary tuberculosis: an update on the state-of-the-art. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. 2022 Jan;23(1):139-148. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2021.1967930. Epub 2021 Aug 21. PMID: 34402698.
  10. Jiang X, Yao J, You JH. Cost-effectiveness of a Telemonitoring Program for Patients With Heart Failure During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong: Model Development and Data Analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2021 Mar 3;23(3):e26516. doi: 10.2196/26516.

More Publications

Supplementary Information


Teacher of the Year Award 2005/06, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

Teacher of the Year Award 2010/11, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

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