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  • DPhil supervisor
  • Fellow of Wolfson College
  • Social Worker

Epidemiology, Health Behaviours, Metabolism, Depression

Min Gao is an Epidemiologist and Health Behaviour Scientist with a particular interest in understanding how metabolic disorders are associated with depression through cohort data, electronic health records, and systematic reviews. Based on her observational research evidence, Min is passionate about identifying behaviour intervention opportunities for those high-risk individuals. 

Min joined the Oxford Health Behaviours team in 2019. Min has years of experience in analysing UK Biobank, Qresearch and CPRD datasets and multiple Chinese national cohorts (such as China Health and Nutrition Survey, Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey, China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study) across data science, behavioural science and health policy. Currently, Min is leading some epidemiological research investigating the associations between weight change and mental illness. 

Meanwhile, Min is leading a dietary intervention in people with treatment-resistant depression. Min has conducted three clinical trials in China using Social Support Theory, Behavioural Change Theory, and Digital Tools to help patients with T2DM to manage their weight and health behaviours.

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