Dr. CHAN Suet Mui, Jessie

Dr Jessie Chan’s research interests include behavioral health, public health, complementary and integrative medicine and holistic wellbeing. Currently, Jessie mainly focuses on the application of Chinese culture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices, Eastern healthy lifestyle especially the use of Qigong exercise and meditation practice as complementary and alternative therapies. Her PhD study first investigates the physiological impact of Qigong exercise on both telomerase activity (anti-aging) and salivary cortisol (stress) in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). After PhD study, she further investigates Qigong exercise in insomnia, depression, cancer and family caregiver support, and also to explore its underlying mechanism in sleep-wake cycle and psychoneuroimmunology including other promising biomarkers such as pro-inflammatory cytokines and adiponectin etc). She is experienced in the clinical research. Before joining in SWSA, she had been worked at several units of Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) under different Departments in Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine in HKU for several years. Apart from her research work, she is a long term Qigong and meditation practitioner, and is a licensed Baduanjin Qigong trainer. She always has been active in the promotion of Qigong practice, Eastern healthy lifestyle, Chinese culture and TCM Yangsheng in HKU and the community.

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  • E: chansm5@hku.hk
  • T: (852) 39172067
  • Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Chan, J. S. M., Li, A., Ng, S. M., Ho, R. T. H., Xu, A., Yao, T. J., . . . Chan, C. L. W. (2016). Adiponectin potentially contributes to the anti-depressive effects of Baduanjin Qigong exercise in women with chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness. Cell Transplant., doi: 10.3727/096368916X096694238.
Chan, J. S. M., Yu, N. X., Chow, A. Y. M., Chan, C. L. W., Chung, K. F., Ho, R. T. H., . . . Chan, C. H. Y. (2016). Dyadic associations between psychological distress and sleep disturbance among Chinese patients with cancer and their spouses. Psycho-Oncology (In press)
Chan, J.S.M., Ho, R.T.H.,..Chan, C.L.W. (2014). Qigong Exercise Alleviates Fatigue, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptoms, Improves Sleep Quality, and Shortens Sleep Latency in Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Like Illness. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014 (Article ID 106048,), 10 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/106048.
Chan, J.S.M., Ho, R.T.H .,..Chan, C.L.W. (2013). Effects of Qigong Exercise on Fatigue, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptoms of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Like Illness: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013 (Article ID 485341), 8 pages. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/485341
Ho, R.T.H., Chan, J.S.M.,…Chan, C.L.W. (2012). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Qigong Exercise on Fatigue Symptoms, Functioning, and Telomerase Activity in Persons with Chronic Fatigue or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 44(2), 160-170
Advisory committee, Hong Kong Breast Cancer Association of TCM (2012 –present)
Associate member, Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) (2011 – present)
Member of International Psycho-Oncology Society (2014 – present)
Qigong exercise for chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness: the psychosocial and physiological impacts (salivary cortisol and telomerase activity)
Qigong exercise for cancer patients and family caregivers
Eastern integrative empowerment interventions for insomnia and mild depression