Gabriel Leung is the fortieth 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 (HKU). He was 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.
Leung is one of Asia’s leading epidemiologists and global health exponents, having authored more than 480 scholarly papers with an h-index of 61 (Scopus). He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
He was inaugural Chair (2010-4) of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and continues to chair its Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee (2018-). Leung regularly advises national and international agencies including the World Health Organization, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Boao Forum for Asia, Institut Pasteur, Japan Center for International Exchange and China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is an Adjunct Professor of Peking Union Medical College and Adjunct Professorial Researcher of the China National Health Development Research Center.
He edited the Journal of Public Health (2007-14) and was co-editor/associate editor for Epidemics and Health Policy. He currently serves on the editorial boards of six journals, including the British Medical Journal.