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Hildemar Dos Santos, MD, DrPH
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Research & Grantsmanship    Non-Funded Research Project
  • Hong Kong Lifestyle Study 01/2014 – 12/2014
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    ( 1/2014 - 6/2014 )
    An upgrade of the former Hong Kong Adventist Survey. This study will be more comprehensive, will use questions from the AHS and the health and religion study and include variables missed in the former study such as BMI
  • Meal Time and Obesity in the Adventist Health Study I - research finished as the independent variable, meal time of bigest meal was not predicting the dependent BMI variable. Other variables, not contained in the model, could be responsible for the excess of weight in the populations such as exercise and calorie intake (those variables were not directly assessed in the study).

    ( 10/2011 )

    This is to investigate if there is an influence of time of the meal, or more specifically if the person who eats a larger meal in the evening or at night will have a higher weight.

    Co-investigator - Dr Karen Jaceldo, Dr.PH, Sen Luu, MPH

    Project research terminated

  • Hong Kong Adventist Health Study

    ( 1/2005 - 7/2011 )

    HKAHS was a cross sectional study to assess the health of the members of the SDAC in Hong Kong with the intention of developing strategies to improve health and prevent chronic and prevalent diseases in that population.
    Study terminated as there was a lot of important variables missing such as BMI. Also, most of the questions were not validated.

  Grant Proposals--Submitted
  • CHIP program, two grant proposals submitted to the Allen Foundation and Versacare in 2009 for a study to evaluate the effects of the CHIP programs developed in several churches in the US.

    ( 10/2011 )
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Peer Reviewed
  • Hong Kong Lifestyle Study ( 1/2014 - 12/2014 )

    An upgrade of the former Hong Kong Adventist Survey. This study will be more comprehensive, will use questions from the AHS and the health and religion study and include variables missed in the former study such as BMI.

  • Poster Presentation of the Portuguese Study at the Healthy People 2011 conference

    ( 10/2011 )
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Non-Peer Reviewed
  • Water Intake and Hypertension ( 6/2014 - 12/2014 )
    Proposal to anlayse clients who visited the Drayson Center Preventive Care Clinic to evaluate water intake and possible association with hypertension. Study design is made and researchers will apply for IRB.
  • Newstart pre and pos test on lipids ( 12/2006 )
    This was a study to evaluate the effect of a one week inpatient program (Newstart) on the lipid levels of the participants. The Newstart programa consists of a vegetarian diet rich in fruits and vegetables, organic foods, high fiber and low fat foods and plenty of exercise and stress reducing activities. Results were significantly lower for total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and tryglicerides, however they were also significantly lower for HDL cholesterol. The study was not published but was presented in the First International Conference of Marketing Sport and Physical Activity in 2006, Hong Kong Baptist University and in the First Asian Preventive Cardiology, HOng Kong college of Cardiology, Dec, 2006.
  • Hypertension Survey ( 8/2005 )
    Evaluation of patients with high blood pressure to assess compliance of treatment and behavior change.
  • Osteoporosis among vegetarians ( 9/1998 )
    Study was done to investigate differences in bone mass among three types of diets - vegans, lacto ovo vegetarians and omnivores. Results showed no differences between ovo-lacto and omnivores, but showed lower bone density for vegans compared to lacto-ovo and omnivores. PI was Dr. Patricia Johnston