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Min GAO

MD PhD


Honorary Researcher

Epidemiology, Health Behaviours, Nutrition, Obesity, Non-communicable diseases

I am an Epidemiologist and a Health Behaviour Scientist with a particular interest in understanding how health behaviours and obesity impact diabetes and cardiovascular disease development and progression. More importantly, I aim to help people build a better life through effective health behaviour intervention programs. I graduated with a MD in Public Management from Beijing Normal University and a PhD in Medicine from Peking University Health Science Centre (Beijing, China).

I joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences (University of Oxford) since 2019, then served as an honorary researcher in 2021. I have profound experience in analysing UK Biobank, Qresearch and CPRD datasets and multiple Chinese cohorts (such as CHNS, CLHLS, CHARLS) across nutrition, behavioural science, big data and health policy.

In parallel, I have conducted several trials in patients with diabetes, hypertension in China and have established close and solid working collaborations with many China universities, government officials, hospitals and community health centres.