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Mandy Man HO
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Dr. Mandy Ho is a registered nurse and dietitian who has worked in academic institutions, hospitals and non-governmental agencies both in Hong Kong and Australia. With a double qualification in nursing and dietetics, she has involved in various community and research projects on the promotion and evaluation of child and adolescent health, prevention and management of obesity, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and diabetes. She received her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2014 and joined the School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor in October 2016. Dr. Ho’s research interests are on the prevention and management of lifestyle related diseases with a major focus on obesity, prediabetes and diabetes.

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  1. Prevention and management of lifestyle related diseases with a major focus on obesity, insulin resistance, prediabetes and diabetes
  2. Nutrition assessment
  3. Health promotion and education
  4. Systematic review and meta-analysis
Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)
Health and Medical Research Fund A smartphone-based intervention for diabetes prevention in overweight Chinese adults with pre-diabetes 1,497,700
Health and Medical Research Fund Translation and cultural adapation of an eating behaviour questionnaire for assessing the psychological aspects of eating behaviours in Chinese adults 99,804
Health Care and Promotion Scheme A community-based lifestyle intervention program for diabetes prevention in Chinese people with pre-diabetes 1,199,740
HKU Start-up Grant Diabetes self-management mobile phone applications 380,000
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU The feasibility of a community-based diabetes prevention programme for Chinese adults with pre-diabetes: A pilot study 150,000
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU A brief, habit-based weight loss intervention for overweight Chinese adults with prediabetes: A pilot study 63,460
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU Dietary intervention for non-obese Chinese adults with pre-diabetes: A pilot study 53,260
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU Cardio-metabolic risks in non-obese Chinese adults with pre-diabetes $53,260
  1. Ho M, Ho J W, Fong DY, Lee CF, Macfarlane DJ, Cerin E, et al. Effects of dietary and physical activity interventions on generic and cancer-specific health-related quality of life, anxiety, and depression in colorectal cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial. J Cancer Surviv. (2020).1-10. (2019 IF = 3.296; ranked 3/42 under the category of Social Issues)
  2. Ho M, Heath A-L, Gow M, Baur L, Cowell C, Samman S, et al. Zinc intake, zinc bioavailability and plasma zinc in obese adolescents with clinical insulin resistance following low energy diets. Ann Nutr Metab. 2016;69(2):135-41. (2018 IF = 3.051; ranked 40/86 under the category of Nutrition and Dietetics)
  3. Ho M, Baur L, Cowell C, Samman S, Garnett S. Zinc status, dietary zinc intake and metabolic risk in Australian children and adolescents; Nepean Longitudinal Study. Eur J Nutr. 2016:1-8. (2018 IF = 4.449; ranked 14/86 under the category of Nutrition and Dietetics)
  4. Ho M, Benitez-Aguirre PZ, Donaghue KC, Mitchell P, Baur LA, Jenkins AJ, et al. Arterial elasticity in obese adolescents with clinical features of insulin resistance. Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2015;12(1):62-9. (2018 IF = 2.357; ranked 36/65 under the category of Peripheral Vascular Disease)
  5. Ho M, Halim JH, Gow ML, El-Haddad N, Marzulli T, Baur LA, et al. Vitamin B12 in obese adolescents with clinical features of insulin resistance. Nutrients. 2014;6(12):5611-8. (2018 IF = 4.171; ranked 16/86 under the category of Nutrition and Dietetics)
  6. Ho M, Gow M, Baur LA, Benitez-Aguirre PZ, Tam CS, Donaghue KC, et al. Effect of fat loss on arterial elasticity in obese adolescents with clinical insulin resistance: RESIST Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;99(10):E1846-E53.  (2018 IF = 5.605; ranked 22/145 under the category of Endocrinology and Metabolism)
  7. Ho M, Gow M, Halim J, Chisholm K, Baur L, Noakes M, et al. Effect of a prescriptive dietary intervention on psychological dimensions of eating behavior in obese adolescents. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013;10(1):119. (2018 IF = 6.037; ranked 7/86 under the category of Nutrition and Dietetics)
  8. Ho M, Garnett SP, Baur LA, Burrows T, Stewart L, Neve M, et al. Impact of dietary and exercise interventions on weight change and metabolic outcomes in obese children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. JAMA Pediatrics. 2013;167(8):759-68. (2018 IF = 12.004; ranked 1/122 under the category of Pediatrics)
  9. Ho M, Garnett SP, Baur L, Burrows T, Stewart L, Neve M, et al. Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in child obesity: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2012;130(6):e1647-e71. (2018 IF = 5.401; ranked 3/122 under the category of Pediatrics)
  10. Gow ML, Ho M, Burrows TL, Baur LA, Stewart L, Hutchesson MJ, et al. Impact of dietary macronutrient distribution on BMI and cardiometabolic outcomes in overweight and obese children and adolescents: a systematic review. Nutr Rev. 2014;72(7):453-70. (2018 IF = 5.779; ranked 8/86 under the category of Nutrition and Dietetics)
  11. Garnett SP, Gow M, Ho M, Baur LA, Noakes M, Woodhead HJ, et al. Optimal macronutrient content of the diet for adolescents with prediabetes; RESIST a randomised control trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98(5):2116-25. (2018 IF = 5.605; ranked 22/145 under the category of Endocrinology and Metabolism)

 

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