Derrick (Hung Chak) Ho

 

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Dr Derrick (Hung Chak) Ho 何鴻澤

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Research Assistant Professor

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Dr Derrick (Hung Chak) Ho 何鴻澤

Title:
Research Assistant Professor

Short Biography:

Hung Chak Ho (Derrick Ho) is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at The University of Hong Kong. Derrick received his PhD from Simon Fraser University, and was trained as a research student (Section of Environmental Health Services) in the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) between 2015 and 2016. He is now serving as an associate editor for “International Health” (Publisher: Oxford), an editorial board member for “BMC Public Health” (Publisher: Springer​) and an early career advisory board member for "Environmental Research" (Publisher: Elsevier). He also served as the lead guest-editor of a special issue for “Sustainability” in 2018 (Title: “Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Planning for Urban Health and Sustainability”) and a guest editor of a special issue for “ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information” in 2019 (Title: “Geographic Complexity: Concepts, Theories, and Practices”). In addition, Derrick’s research has been widely cited and reported in local newspapers and global media, including Ming Pao (HK), South China Morning Post (HK), the Guardian (UK), CBC (Canada), and Forbes (USA). He was interviewed for professional comments with the media, including Ming Pao (HK), the Guardian (UK) and BBC (UK).

Derrick's research focuses on urban resilience and environmental hazards, with particular interests in spatiotemporal modelling and machine learning applications for environmental exposure and health assessments. He co-developed the government-based Heat Exposure Integrated Deprivation Index (HEIDI) with BCCDC for disaster risk planning and public health surveillance. Derrick is now expanding his research to support the vulnerable and marginalized population in Asian high-density cities. This includes to develop protocols for the development of resilient and healthy cities” across East Asia. The aim of this research is to apply a mixed-methods approach for the investigation of social and environmental health problems among the marginalized people, with the hope to support this population through community design and health education in the coming future.

 

 

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2009Tennessee Technological UniversityB.S. in Geosciences
2012Mississippi State UniversityM.S. in Geosciences
2016Simon Fraser UniversityPhD in Geography
Biography

Hung Chak Ho (Derrick Ho) is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at The University of Hong Kong. Derrick received his PhD from Simon Fraser University, and was trained as a research student (Section of Environmental Health Services) in the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) between 2015 and 2016. He is now serving as an associate editor for “International Health” (Publisher: Oxford), an editorial board member for “BMC Public Health” (Publisher: Springer​) and an early career advisory board member for "Environmental Research" (Publisher: Elsevier). He also served as the lead guest-editor of a special issue for “Sustainability” in 2018 (Title: “Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Planning for Urban Health and Sustainability”) and a guest editor of a special issue for “ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information” in 2019 (Title: “Geographic Complexity: Concepts, Theories, and Practices”). In addition, Derrick’s research has been widely cited and reported in local newspapers and global media, including Ming Pao (HK), South China Morning Post (HK), the Guardian (UK), CBC (Canada), and Forbes (USA). He was interviewed for professional comments with the media, including Ming Pao (HK), the Guardian (UK) and BBC (UK).

Derrick's research focuses on urban resilience and environmental hazards, with particular interests in spatiotemporal modelling and machine learning applications for environmental exposure and health assessments. He co-developed the government-based Heat Exposure Integrated Deprivation Index (HEIDI) with BCCDC for disaster risk planning and public health surveillance. Derrick is now expanding his research to support the vulnerable and marginalized population in Asian high-density cities. This includes to develop protocols for the development of resilient and healthy cities” across East Asia. The aim of this research is to apply a mixed-methods approach for the investigation of social and environmental health problems among the marginalized people, with the hope to support this population through community design and health education in the coming future.

 
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Urban health and environmental epidemiology
Social deprivation
Livelihood vulnerability
Geospatial modelling
Disabled-friendly environment
Applied demography
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese英語、粵語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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