Professor Gabriel Leung is the 40th Dean of Medicine (2013-), inaugural Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health, and holds the Chair of Public Health Medicine at the University of Hong Kong SAR (China). He is also an Adjunct Professor of Peking Union Medical College Hospital and Adjunct Professorial Researcher of the China National Health Development Research Center.
Leung’s research defined the epidemiology of three novel viral epidemics, namely SARS in 2003, influenza A(H7N9) in 2013, and most recently COVID-19. He led Hong Kong SAR (China) government's efforts against pandemic A(H1N1) in 2009. He was founding co-director of Hong Kong University’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control (2014-8) and currently directs the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (2020-). He regularly advises national and international agencies including the WHO, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Boao Forum for Asia, Institut Pasteur, Japan Center for International Exchange, and China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Leung was the last Head of Community Medicine (2012-3) at the University as well as Hong Kong's first Under Secretary for Food and Health (2008-11) and fifth Director of the Chief Executive's Office (2011-2) in government. He is also an elected member of the United States National Academy of Medicine.