Yvonne Lau, M.B.B.S., M.B.H.L., Ph.D.


Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), HHS

Contact Information: Yvonne.Lau@hhs.gov, Phone: 301-453-8236 Yvonne Lau, MBBS, MBHL, PhD serves as the Director of the Division of Education and Development (DED) at the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) whose mission is to enhance the protection of human subjects in HHS-conducted or supported research by developing and providing educational materials and training on human subjects protection to those involved in the biomedical and socio-behavioral research enterprise. Dr. Lau previously served as the Extramural Research Integrity Officer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and had also worked as the Human Subjects Specialist at the NIH’s Office of Extramural Programs, as well as served on the Institutional Review Board of the MedStar Health Research Institute of Maryland. Prior to coming to the U.S., Dr. Lau was a Consultant Surgeon with the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong and founded Hong Kong’s first multidisciplinary breast center and breast cancer patient support group. Dr. Lau received her medical degree from the University of Hong Kong, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom and Foundation Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. She obtained her Master in Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) and her PhD in Bioethics from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

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