Affiliated Academics and Researchers
Research Associate (honorary)
Professor Helen Chan
Professor Chung Yat Nork, Roger
Professor Suzanne Ho
Senior Research Fellow (honorary)
Dr. Lo See Kit, Raymond
Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Ruby Yu
Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Ruby HY YU 余浩欣BSc (HKUST), Pg Dip (CUHK), PhD (CUHK)
Researcher ID (N-5006-2015) :
Dr. Ruby Yu has studied the association of multiple health behaviors with physical and cognitive functioning. She has examined the factors associated with sarcopenia and the predictive ability of sarcopenia on fracture risk in community-dwelling older adults. She has been involved in several studies to assess the effects of mindfulness intervention (such as Dejian mind body intervention) on cognitive functions and physical fitness among older adults. She has authored and co-authored several book chapters, reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles.
• Cognitive disorders
• Dementia care
• Mindfulness interventions
• Health services research
1. Yu R, Woo J. Exploring the link between depression and accelerate cellular ageing: telomeres hold the key. Research and Reports in Biochemistry 2015; 6: 1-12. doi: http://doi.org/10.2147/RRBC.S57484.
2. Yu R, Tang N, Leung J, Woo J. Telomere length is not associated with frailty in older Chinese elderly: cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 2015; 152: 74-79. doi:10.1016/j.mad.2015.10.002.
3. Yu R, Leung J, Woo J. Sarcopenia combined with FRAX probabilities improves fracture risk prediction in older Chinese men. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2014; 15(12): 918-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.07.011.
4. Yu R, Leung J, Woo J. Incremental predictive value of sarcopenia for incident fracture in an elderly Chinese cohort: Results from MrOs (Hong Kong). Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2014; 15(8): 551-558. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.02.005.
5. Yu R, Woo J, Chan AS, Sze SL. A Chinese Chan-based mind-body intervention improves psychological well-being and physical health of community-dwelling elderly: A pilot study. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2014; 9: 727-736. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S59985.
6. Yu R, Wong M, Leung J, Lee J, Auyeung TW, Woo J. Incidence, reversibility, risk factors and the protective effect of high body mass index against sarcopenia in community-dwelling older Chinese adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. 2014; 14(S1): 15-28. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12220.
7. Yu R, Leung J, Woo J. Housework reduces all-cause and cancer mortality in Chinese men. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(5): UNSP e61529. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061529.
8. Yu R, Chau PH, McGhee SM, Cheung WL, Chan KC, Cheung SH, Woo J. Trends in prevalence and mortality of dementia in elderly Hong Kong population: projections, disease burden, and implications for long-term care. International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 2012; 406852, doi:10.1155/2012/406852.
9. Yu R, Yau F, Ho SC, Woo J. Cardiorespiratory fitness and its association with body composition and physical activity in Hong Kong Chinese women aged from 55 to 94 years. Maturitas. 2011; 69(4): 348-353. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2011.05.003.
10. Yu R, Woo J, Chan R, Sham A, Ho S, Tso A, Cheung B, Lam TH, Lam K. Relationship between dietary intake and the development of type 2 diabetes in a Chinese population: the Hong Kong Dietary Survey. Public Health Nutrition 2011; 14(7): 1133-1141. doi: 10.1017/S136898001100053X.
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University of Adelaide
|Impact of Environment on Health|
Department of Neurobiology, Geriatrics, and Neurology, Capital Medical University
|Frailty and neurological diseases / cognitive impairment|
|China||The Key Laboratory of Geriatrics, Beijing Hospital and Beijing Institute of Geriatrics||Sarcopenia|
|China||The Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology||Gerontechnology|
|Japan||Department of Human Health Sciences, Kyoto University||Sarcopenia|
|Japan||Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo||Ageing well|
|Japan||National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo Institute of Technology||Gerontechnology|
|Korea||Institution of Aging, Ajou University||Health behavioral research, sarcopenia|
|Korea||Seoul National University||Active Ageing Index|
|Korea||The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)|
|Malaysia||Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya||Frailty and sarcopenia|
|Singapore||Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore||Ageing well|
|Singapore||National University of Singapore||Sarcopenia|
|Taiwan||National Cheng Kung University||Age-friendly City|
|Thailand||Siriraj Hospital, Division of Geriatric, Faculty of Medicine||Frailty and sarcopenia|
|United Kingdom||Ageing Research at King’s,
King’s College London
|Brain ageing and mental wellness|
|United Kingdom||Alzheimer's Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, The University of the Western Scotland||Long-term care, dementia and other later life conditions|
|United Kingdom||Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow||Ageing well indicators and contributory factors|
|United Kingdom||International Longevity Centre UK||Ageing Well|
|United Kingdom||MRC Lifecourse Epidemiological Unit, University of Southampton||Sarcopenia|
|United Kingdom||University of Stirling||Dementia|
|United States||Boston University||Public Health|
|United States||Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care||End-of-Life Care|
|United States||Oregon Health & Science University||Osteoporosis|
|United States||Saint Louis University Medical Center, Division of Geriatric Medicine||Frailty, comorbidities, and dementia research|
|United States||The Hastings Center||Health and long-term care systems|
|Sweden||University of Gothenburg||Bone health|