Ronald C.W. Ma

Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics

The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Dr Ma’s research focuses on the epidemiology and genetics of diabetes and its complications, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, and the developmental origins of diabetes. He is currently leading a mutli-disciplinary project team to leverage on the large Hong Kong Diabetes Register and accompanying biobank to identify novel molecular markers for diabetic complications, and is the principal investigator of the newly established Hong Kong Diabetes Biobank. He is also undertaking studies to investigate the long-term effects of GDM, using several long-term cohorts. Dr Ma has served on several local and international bodies. He is a Past President of the International Diabetes Epidemiology Group (IDEG), the Hong Kong Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Reproduction (HKSEMR) and Diabetes Hongkong (DHK). He currently serves on the Executive Board, the Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD), the Council of the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), the FIGO Committee on Pregnancy and NCD Prevention, and the Lancet Commission on Diabetes. He has recently served on the World Health Organization Working Group on Science and Evidence to End Childhood Obesity (ECHO).