Ho, Lai Ming

Assistant IT Director

Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • MPhil (HK), PhD (HK), CStat (RSS)

Dr LM Ho obtained a Master of Philosophy degree in epidemiology in 1991 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics in 1998 from the University of Hong Kong. Dr Ho has served as a Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society of the UK since 1994. He offers statistical consultancy services to staff members. Dr Ho is in charge of information technology services in the School. He is the Personal Data Protection Coordinator of the School, and provides advices on the protection and security of personal data and research data. He is also the Honorary Assistant Professor of the School.

His main research interests include tobacco and other lifestyle related diseases and infectious diseases.

Dr Ho is involved in various teaching activities, including evidence-based practice, problem-based public health, health research projects in undergraduate medical curriculum; and public health training of medical doctors.

Selected Publications
  1. Ho L.M., Wang M.P., Ho D.S.Y. and Lam T.H., Changes in individual weight status based on body mass index and waist circumference in Hong Kong Chinese, PLoS One. 2015, 10(3): e0119827.
  2. Wu P., Goldstein E., Ho L.M., Wu J.T.K., Tsang T.H.F., Leung G.M. and Cowling B.J., Excess mortality impact of two epidemics of pandemic influenza A(H1N1pdm09) virus in Hong Kong, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses . 2014, 8(1): 1-7.
  3. Wong C.M., Yang L., Chan K.P., Chan W.M., Song L., Lai H.K., Thach T.Q., Ho L.M., Chan K.H., Lam T.H. and Peiris J.S.M., Cigarette smoking as a risk factor for influenza-associated mortality: Evidence from an elderly cohort, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 2013, 7(4): 531-9.
  4. Schooling C.M., Hui L.L., Ho L.M., Lam T.H. and Leung G.M., Cohort profile: ‘Children of 1997’: a Hong Kong Chinese birth cohort, International Journal of Epidemiology. 2012, 41: 611-20.
  5. Wu P., Goldstein E., Ho L.M., Yang L., Nishiura H., Wu J.T.K., Ip D.K.M., Chuang S.K., Tsang T.H.F. and Cowling B.J., Excess mortality associated with influenza A and B virus in Hong Kong, 1998–2009, Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2012, 206(12): 1862-71.
  6. Cheng K.Y., Ip D.K.M., Cowling B.J., Ho L.M., Leung G.M. and Lau E.H.Y., Digital dashboard design using multiple data streams for disease surveillance with influenza surveillance as an example, Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2011, 13(4): e85. 
  7. Riley S., Kwok K.O., Wu K.M., Ning Y., Cowling B.J., Wu J.T.K., Ho L.M., Tsang T.H.F., Lo S.V., Chu K.W., Ma E.S.K. and Peiris J.S.M., Epidemiological characteristics of 2009 (H1N1) pandemic influenza based on paired sera from a longitudinal community cohort study, PLoS Medicine. 2011, 8(6): e1000442.  
  8. Wu J.T.K., Ho W.K., Ma S.K., Lee C.K., Chu K.W., Ho P.L., Hung I.F.N., Ho L.M., Lin C.K., Tsang T.H.F., Lo S.V., Lau Y.L., Leung G.M., Cowling B.J. and Peiris J.S.M., Estimating infection attack rates and severity in real time during an influenza pandemic: analysis of serial cross-sectional serologic surveillance data, PLoS Medicine. 2011, 8(10): e1001103. 
  9. Wu J.T.K., Ma S.K., Lee C.K., Chu K.W., Ho P.L., Shen L., Ho W.K., Hung I.F.N., Riley S., Ho L.M., Lin C.K., Tsang T.H.F., Lo S.V., Lau Y.L., Leung G.M., Cowling B.J. and Peiris J.S.M., A serial cross-sectional serologic survey of 2009 Pandemic (H1N1) in Hong Kong: implications for future pandemic influenza surveillance , Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 2011, 5(Suppl 1): 190-194.