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Assistant Professor

 

GAO, Yang, Gemma 高楊

Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

M.S. in Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University (the former “Sun Yat-sen Medical University”), China

M.D. in Preventive Medicine, Shandong University (the former “Shandong Medical University”), China

Research Focus

  • Physical activity and injury
  • Lifestyle and obesity
  • Air pollution, physical activity and health
  • Wider health determinants
  • Systematic review

 

Honours/Professional Qualification

  • Certified doctor in Public Health (China), 2000
  • Temporary adviser to World Health Organization (WHO) in the consultation on Identifying Approaches to Control Obesity, 2011
  • Invited speaker on the 11th International Congress on Obesity, 2010
  • Invited speaker on Community-Based Obesity Prevention, the satellite conference to the 10th International Congress on Obesity, 2006

 

Recent Publications (Since 2012)

Peer reviewed journal articles:

  • Wei D, Feng L, Lin S, Maddison R, Mhurchu CN, Jiang Y, Gao Y, Wang H. Systematic review and meta-analysis of school-based obesity interventions in mainland China. PLoS ONE, 2017; 12(9): e0184704. (IF=2.806)
  • Cerin E, Sit C, Barnett A, Huang WYJ, Gao Y, Wong SHS, Sallis JF. Reliability of self-report measures of correlates of obesity-related behaviours in Hong Kong adolescents for the iHealt(H) and IPEN Adolescent studies. Archives of Public Health,   2017; 75:38. doi: 10.1186/s13690-017-0209-5. (IF=2.19)
  • Wang JJ, Gao Y, Lau PWC. Prevalence of overweight in Hong Kong Chinese children: Its associations with family, early-life development and behaviors-related factors. Journal of exercise science and fitness, 2017; 15: 89-95. (IF=0.567)
  • Ji Y, Ye Y, Lu Y, Li L, Gao Y. An Intervention to Reduce Bicycle Injuries among Middle School Students in Rural China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2017, 14(7), 690; doi:10.3390/ijerph14070690. (IF=2.101)
  • Xiao Y, Peng C, Huang W, Zhang J, Gao Y, Kim JH, Yeoh E, Su X. Circulating Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) Concentration and Risk of Cardiovascular Events: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies. Circulation Journal. [Advance Publication] Released 2017/04/11. (doi: 10.1253/circj.CJ-16-1142, IF=4.124)
  • Wang JJ, Tom B, Lau PWC, Buday R, Gao Y. Story Immersion May Be Effective in Promoting Diet and Physical Activity in Chinese Children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2017; 49:321-329. (IF=2.253)
  • Cheng F, Yang W, Huang Z, Liu X, Gao Y*, Li L*. Incidence rates and risk factors of physical activity related injury among middle school students in rural Shantou [Chinese]. Injury Medicine, 2017; 6 (1):6. (co-corresponding author)
  • Wong SH, Huang WY, Cerin E, Gao Y, Lai PC, Burnett A. Home and neighbourhood environment: association with children’s physical activity and obesity-related dietary behaviour. Hong Kong Med J 2016; 22 (Suppl 6):S43-7. (IF= 0.887)
  • Chen Y, Cheng F, Tan Y, Gao Y, Zhou L, Li L. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Dog and Cat-induced Injuries among Primary and Secondary School Students in Shenzhen [Chinese]. Injury Medicine, 2016;5:17-21. (doi: 10.3868 / j.issn.2095-1566.2016.01.004)
  • Chan EYY, Gao Y*, Li LP. Pet injury in Asian urban household setting. (*: Co-first author, submitted to BMJ Open, under 2nd revision, IF=2.562)
  • Chen Y, Gao Y, Zhou L, Tan Y, Li L. Incidence Rate and Risk Factors for Dog- and Cat-induced Injury among Children in Southern China. (Submitted to International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, under 2nd revision, IF= 2.035)
  • Chen Y, Cheng F, Tan Y, Gao Y, Zhou L, Li L. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Dog and Cat-induced Injuries among Primary and Secondary School Students in Shenzhen. Injury Medicine, 2016;5:17-21. (doi: 10.3868 / j.issn.2095-1566.2016.01.004)
  • Cheng F, Gao Y*, Li L. Physical Activity Related Injury among Children in China: a Literature Review. Injury Medicine, 2016;5: 50-55. (doi: 10.3868/j.issn.2095-1566.2016. 01.011 , co-corresponding author)
  • Gao Y, Wang J, Lau P, Ransdell L. Pedometer-determined physical activity patterns in a segmented school day among Hong Kong primary school children. Journal of exercise science and fitness, 2015; 13: 42-48. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesf.2015.03.002, IF=0.529)
  • Wei X, Yang N, Gao Y, Wong SYS, Wong MCS, Wang J, Wang HHX, Li DKT, Tang J, Griffiths SM. Comparison of three models of ownership of community health centres in China: a qualitative study. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy (J Health Serv Res Policy), 2015; 94 (5): e455. (doi:10.1177/1355819615579700, IF= 2.087)
  • Su X, Li L, Griffiths SM, Gao Y, Lau JTF, Mo PKH. Smoking behaviors and intentions among adolescents in rural China: The application of the Theory of Planned Behavior and the role of social influence. Addictive Behaviors, 2015; 48: 44-51 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.04.005, IF= 2.441)
  • Gao Y, Lo YM, Duan Y, Lee KL. A Pilot study on physical activity related injury (PARI) in primary school children in Hong Kong. Injury Medicine, 2014; 3 (3): 19-25. (doi: 10.3868 / j.issn.2095-1566.2014.03.005)
  • Gao Y, Chan EYY, Li LP, Lau PWC, Wong TW. Chronic effects of ambient air pollution on respiratory morbidities among Chinese children: a cross-sectional study in Hong Kong. BMC Public Health, 2014, 14: 105. (doi: 10.1186/10.1186/ 1471-2458-14-105; http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/105 , IF= 2.32)
  • Gao Y, Li LP, Chan EYY, Lau J, Griffiths S. Parental migration, self-efficacy and cigarette smoking among Chinese rural adolescents. PLoS ONE, 2013 8(3): e57569. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057569, http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0057569 , IF=4.092)
  • Gao Y, Chan EYY, Zhu YJ, Wong TW. Adverse effect of outdoor air pollution on cardiorespiratory fitness in Chinese children. Atmospheric Environment, 2013; 64: 10-17. (doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.09.063, IF= 3.465)
  • Gao Y, Chan EYY, Li LP, He QQ, Wong TW. Chronic effects of ambient air pollution on lung function among Chinese children. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2013; 98(2): 128-35. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2011-301541, IF= 2.616)
  • Wang HHX, Wong SYS, Wong M, Wei X, Wang J, Li DKT, Tang J, Gao Y, Griffiths SM. Patients’ Experiences in Different Models of Community Health Centers in Southern China. Annals of Family Medicine, 2013, 11: 517-526. (doi: 10.1370/afm.1545. IF= 5.355)
  • Gupta S, Carmichael C, Simpson C, Clarke MJ, Allen C, Gao Y, Chan EYY, Murray V. Electric fans for reducing adverse health impacts in heatwaves. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012, 7. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009888 . (the article is available on http://www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD009888/frame.html, IF=6.186)
  • Tsang SL, Gao Y*, Chan EYY. A pilot study on unintentional household injury among children with intellectual disability in Hong Kong. Injury Medicine, 2012; 1 (1): 25-32. doi: 10.3868/j.issn.2095-1566.2012.01.005 (*: co-first author. The opening issue.)
  • Wong CS, Wang H, Wong YSS, Wei X, Yang N, Zhang Z, Li H, Gao Y, Li D, Tang J, Wang J and Griffiths SM. Performance Comparison among the Major Healthcare Financing Systems in Six Cities of the Pearl River Delta Region, Mainland China. PLoS ONE 2012; 7(9): e46309. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046309, IF= 4.092)
  • L Li-ping, Y Yan-ru, G Yang, L Yao-gui, Z Ming-zhi, S Griffiths. An Intervention for students’ Bicycle Injury in Middle Schools in Rural China. Injury Prevention 2012;18(Suppl 1):A82. (doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040580a.31, IF=1.504)
  • J. Yan-Hu, L. Li-Ping, L. Yao-Gui, Z. Ming-Zhi, Yang G, S. Griffiths. Risk factors for bicycle traffic injury among middle school students in rural China: a case-control study. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada. 2012; 32(suppl 1): A40-41. ( http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cdic-mcbc/32-1-supp/warfs_01-eng.php#Pat, IF=1.222 )
  • Yang N, Wei X, Li H, Zhang Z, Rodas J, Wong YS Samuel, Wong C Martin, Gao Y, Wang J, Li K Donald, Tang J, Griffiths S (2012) Elderly healthcare service at the community health centers in the Pearl River Delta region, China. Journal of Family Medicine and Community Health 1:30-36 (IF=0.907)

 

Book Chapter:

  • Kain J, Gao Y, Doak C, and Murphy S. Chapter 10: Obesity Prevention in Primary School Settings: Evidence from Intervention Studies (Pages 78-87). Preventing Childhood obesity: evidence, policy, and practice, edited by Waters E et al, published by Wiley Blackwell in April 2010 (ISBN: 9781405158893).


Research Grants (Since 2012)

  • “A theory-based intervention for physical activity-related injury among middle school students”, 2018-2019, Co-I, Grant support: Science and Technology Service Grant, supported by the General Administration of Sport of China, ¥50,000.
  • “Case-control study on multiple physical activity related injuries among university students in Hong Kong: a top-up of a multicentre mixed study supported by NSFC”, 2017-2018, PI, Grant support: Faculty Research Grant, HKBU, HK$50,000, RG1/16-17/051.
  • “Relationship between Multiple Physical Activity- Related Injuries (PARIs) and Polymorphisms of Relevant Genes of Human Executive Functions among Undergraduates”, 2017.01 – 2017.12, Co-I, Grant support: National Natural Science, China, ¥ 150,000, Ref.: 31640038.  
  • “A Pilot on A Prospective Biweekly Data Collection Procedure for A Prospective Cohort Study on Relationship between Obesity and Physical Activity Related Injuries among Secondary School Students in Hong Kong”,  2016-2017, PI, Grant support: Faculty Research Grant, HKBU, HK$50,000, FRG1/15-16/031.
  • “Relationship of Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Exhaled Nitric Oxide among Primary School Children in Hong Kong”, 2016-2017, PI, Grant support: Faculty Research Grant, HKBU, HK$150,000, FRG2/15-16/095.
  • “Sedentary behavior guidelines for preschool children: compliance and knowledge gaps”, 2015-2016, Co-I, Grant support: Faculty Research Grant, HKBU, HK$50,000, FRG1/15-16/017.
  • “A Cross-sectional Study on Obesity and Risk Factors in Children with Intellectual Disability in Hong Kong”, 2014-2015, PI
    Grant support: Faculty Research Grant, HKBU, HK$50,000
  • “A pilot study on physical activity-related injury among adolescents in Hong Kong”, 2014-2015, PI
    Grant support: Faculty Research Grant, HKBU, HK$100,000
  • “An Extended Baseline Survey of A 6-year Cohort to Study Development of Childhood Obesity and Its Correlates among Primary School Students Aged 6-11 Years in Hong Kong”, 2013-2014, Co-I
    Grant support: Faculty Research Grant, HKBU, HK$50,000
  • “Understanding the relative contribution and interactive effects of psychological, social and environmental correlates of physical activity, sedentary behaviours and dietary behaviours in Hong Kong adolescents", 2012-2013, Co-I
    Grant support: Health and Health Service Research Fund, HK$772,995

 

Professtional Memberships (Ongoing)

  • Member of Standing Committee of Child Injury Working Group, Injury Prevention and Control Branch, Chinese Preventive Medical Association (Since 2015)
  • Member of Young Researcher Group, Injury Prevention and Control Branch, Chinese Preventive Medical Association (Since 2015)
  • Member of the Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health (Since 2015)
  • Member of Standing Committee of Injury Prevention and Control Branch, Chinese Preventive Medical Association (Since 2013)
  • Editorial Board Member of Injury Medicine (Since 2011)
  • Member of the Hong Kong Epidemiological Association (Since 2006)

 

Community/Professional Services (Ongoing)

  • Member of the Standing Committee of the Hong Kong Alumni Association of the Sun Yat-sen Medical University (Since 2016)