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Asst Prof Delicia Ooi

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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


PhD Philosophy (NUS)

Special Interests:

Obesity and obesity-related morbidities such as metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and cardiovascular diseases

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2021 - Keystone Symposia Scholarship for eSymposia Virtual Meeting on “Metabolic Decisions in Development and Disease”
2019 - NUSMed Outstanding mentor award for Research Fellow
2018 - Best Team presentation at the 8th Hope meeting with Nobel Laureates
2016 - Wong Hock Boon-Singapore Medical Association Charity Fund: Best Mentor Award
2014 - Wong Hock Boon-Singapore Medical Association Charity Fund: Best Mentor Award

Journals & Publications

1. Loo EXL, Ooi DSQ, Ong M, Ta LDH, Lau HX, Tay MJY, Yap QV, Chan YH, Tham EH, Goh AEN, Van Bever H, Teoh OH, Eriksson JG, Chong YS, Gluckman P, Yap FKP, Karnani N, Xu J, Tan KML, Tan KH, Lee BW, Kramer M, Shek LP, Meaney MJ, Broekman BFP. Associations Between Eczema and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Children. Front Pediatr. 2022 Mar 30;10:837741.
2. Quek AML, Ooi DSQ, Teng O, Chan CY, Ng GJL, Ng MY, Yee S, Cheong EW, Weng R, Cook AR, Hartman M, Angeli V, Tambyah PA, Seet RCS. Zinc and vitamin C intake increases spike and neutralising antibody production following SARS-CoV-2 infection. Clin Transl Med. 2022 Feb;12(2):e731. doi: 10.1002/ctm2.731.
3. Ooi DSQ, Ong SG, Lee OMH, Chan YH, Lim YY, Ho CWL, Tay V, Vijaya K, Loke KY, Sng AA, Lee YS. Prevalence and predictors of metabolically healthy obesity in severely obese Asian children. Pediatr Res. 2022 Feb 7. doi: 10.1038/s41390-022-01941-z. Epub ahead of print.
4. Kee Z, Ong SM, Heng CK, Ooi DSQ. Androgen-dependent tissue factor pathway inhibitor regulating protein: a review of its peripheral actions and association with cardiometabolic diseases. Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany) 2022, 100(2):185-196. Epub 2021, 19 Nov.
5. Ooi DSQ, Ling JQR, Ong FY, Tai ES, Henry CJ, Leow MKS, Khoo EYH, Tan CS, Chong MFF, Khoo CM et al: Branched Chain Amino Acid Supplementation to a Hypocaloric Diet Does Not Affect Resting Metabolic Rate but Increases Postprandial Fat Oxidation Response in Overweight and Obese Adults after Weight Loss Intervention. 2021, 13(12):4245.
6. Seet RCS, Quek AML, Ooi DSQ, Sengupta S, Lakshminarasappa SR, Koo CY, So JBY, Goh BC, Loh KS, Fisher D, Teoh HL, Sun J, Cook AR, Tambyah PA, Hartman M. Positive impact of oral hydroxychloroquine and povidone-iodine throat spray for COVID-19 prophylaxis: an open-label randomized trial. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 14:S1201-9712(21)00345-3.
7. Chua RXY, Tay MJY, Ooi DSQ, et al. Understanding the Link Between Allergy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Current Review of Factors and Mechanisms. Front Neurol. 2021;11:603571.
8. Ooi DSQ, Ling JQR, Sadananthan SA, Velan SS, Ong FY, Khoo CM, Tai ES, Henry CJ, Leow MKS, Khoo EYH et al: Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplementation Does Not Preserve Lean Mass or Affect Metabolic Profile in Adults with Overweight or Obesity in a Randomized Controlled Weight Loss Intervention. J Nutr 2021, 151(4):911-920.
9. Ooi, DSQ, Dorajoo, R, Gurung, RL, et al. Association of leukocyte telomere length with obesity-related traits in Asian children with early-onset obesity. Pediatric Obesity. 2021;e12771.
10. Ooi DSQ, Ong SM, Eng MH, Chan YH, Lee YS, Low AFH, et al. (2020) Detection of ADTRP in circulation and its role as a novel biomarker for coronary artery disease. PLoS ONE 15(8): e0237074.

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