Ho, Sai Yin Daniel

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MPH Syd, PhD HK, RPT, DFPH (RCP) UK
 
Associate Professor
Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice
 
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Biography

Dr Daniel SY Ho is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong. He has graduated with Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney and completed his PhD study in epidemiology in the University of Hong Kong based on the Lifestyle and Mortality study. He is a Diplomate Member of the Faculty of Public Health (RCP, UK). His main research interests are on adolescent health in relation to tobacco, alcohol and obesity.

Tobacco research includes territory-wide school surveys in Hong Kong and Macau; perceived prevalence of peer smoking; effects of secondhand smoke exposure on smoking initiation, smoking cessation, academic performance and health; and intervention studies on smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Alcohol research includes school surveys on students, parents, teachers and school policies; effects of parental drinking and related practices; effects of alcohol on sleep and health services use; development of educational materials; and interventions on prevention. Obesity research includes risk factors and consequences; physical activity and non-exercise physical activity; body image and weight misperception; neighbourhood environment; waist-to-stature ratio; breakfast skipping; and self-esteem.

He dreams that one day no one will smoke near a child.

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Selected Publications (Pub Med Search)

  1. Lam TH, Ho SY, Hedley AJ, Mak KH, Peto R. Mortality and smoking in Hong Kong: case-control study of all adult deaths in 1998. British Medical Journal 2001;323:361-2. [2012 IF= 17.215] (Ranked 4 out of 155 under the category of “Medicine, General & Internal”) (Citations: 203) [link]. 
  2. Ho SY, Lam TH, Janus ED. Waist to stature ratio is more strongly associated with cardiovascular risk factors than other simple anthropometric indices. Annals of Epidemiology 2003;13:683-91. [2012 IF= 2.947] (Ranked 39 out of 161 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health”) (Citations: 198) [link].
  3.  Ho SY, Wang MP, Lo WS, Mak KK, Lai HK, Thomas GN, Lam TH. Comprehensive smokefree legislation and displacement of smoking into the homes of young children in Hong Kong. Tobacco Control 2010; 19:129-133. [2012 IF= 4.111] (Ranked 12 out of 161 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health”) (Citations: 25) [link]. 
  4. Ho SY, Lai HK, Wang MP, Lam TH. Exposure to secondhand smoke and academic performance in non-smoking adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics 2010;157(6):1012-7. [2012 IF= 4.035] (Ranked 4 out of 122 under the category of “Pediatrics”) (Citations: 9) [link]. 
  5. Huang R, *Ho SY, Lo WS, Lai HK, Lam TH. Alcohol consumption and sleep problems in Hong Kong adolescents. Sleep Medicine (2013). [2012 IF= 3.487] (Ranked 41 out of 193 under the category of “Clinical Neurology”) (Citations: 1) [link]. 
  6. McGhee SM, Ho SY, Schooling M, Ho LM, Thomas GN, Hedley AJ, Mak KH, Peto R, Lam TH. Mortality associated with passive smoking in Hong Kong. British Medical Journal 2005;330:287-288. [2012 IF= 17.215] (Ranked 4 out of 155 under the category of “Medicine, General & Internal”) (Citations: 66) [link]. 
  7. Ho SY, Schooling CM, Hui LL, McGhee SM, Mak KH, Lam TH.Soy consumption and mortality in Hong Kong: proxy-reported case-control study of all older adult deaths in 1998. Preventive Medicine 2006;43:20-26. [2012 IF= 3.496] (Ranked 39 out of 161 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health”) (Ranked 4 out of 155 under the category of “Medicine, General & Internal”) (Citations: 23) [link]. 
  8. Lai HK, *Ho SY, Wang MP, Lam TH. Secondhand smoke and respiratory symptoms among adolescent current smokers. The Journal of Pediatrics 2009;124:1306-10. [2012 IF= 4.035] (Ranked 4 out of 122 under the category of “Pediatrics”) (Citations: 40) [link]. 
  9. Mak KK, *Ho SY, Lo WS, Thomas GN, McManus AM, Lam TH. The use of waist-to-stature ratio to identify underweight and overweight in adolescents.International Journal of Pediatric Obesity 2010;5:390-5. [2012 IF= 2.276] (Ranked 29 out 122  under the under the category of “Pediatrics”) [link]. 
  10. Tin SPP, *Ho SY, Mak KH, Wan KL, Lam TH. Location of breakfast consumption predicts body mass index change in young Hong Kong children. International Journal of Obesity 2012 Jan 10. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2011.262. [2012 IF= 5.221] (Ranked 19 out 122 under the under the category of “Endocrinology & Metabolism”) (Ranked 5 out 76 under the under the category of “Nutrition & Dietetics”) (Citations: 2) [link].

 

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