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Dr. XIE Luyao (謝璐遙博士) 


Research Associate

Phone: (852) 2647-5322


Research Interests
  • (e-) Health literacy

  • Aging

  • Health behaviours and psychology

  • Nutrition


Xie, L., Hu, H., Lin, J., Mo, P.K.H. (2023). Psychometric Validation of the Chinese Digital Health Literacy Instrument among Chinese Older Adults Who Have Internet Use Experience. International Journal of Older People Nursing, e12568.

Mo, P.K.H, Xie, L, Mak, W.W.S. (2023). Is inadequate health literacy associated with worse health outcomes among Chinese individuals with depression?[J]. Health Promotion International, 38(3): daad042.


Xie, L., Mo, P.K.H. (2023). Comparison of eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) and Digital Health Literacy Instrument (DHLI) in Assessing Electronic Health Literacy in Chinese Older Adults: A Mixed-Methods Approach[J]. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(4): 3293.


Xie, L., Lee, E.W.J., Fong, V.W.I., Hui, K.H., Xin, M., & Mo, P.K.H. (2022). Perceived Information Distortion about COVID-19 Vaccination and Addictive Social Media Use among Social Media Users in Hong Kong: The Moderating Roles of Functional Literacy and Critical Literacy[J]. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(14): 8550.


Gu, Q., Wang, X., Xie, L., Yao, X., Qian, L., Yu, Z., Cai, W., & Shen, X. (2022). Green tea Catechin EGCG could prevent obesity-related precocious puberty through NKB/NK3R signaling pathway. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 108: 109085.


Xie, L., Mo, P.K.H., Tang, Q., Zhao, X., Zhao, X., Cai, W., Feng, Y., & Niu, Y. (2022). Skeletal muscle mass has a stronger association with the risk of hyperuricemia than body fat mass in obese children and adolescents. Frontiers in Nutrition, 9:792234.

Xie, L., Zhang, S., Xin, M., Zhu, M., Lu, W., & Mo, P.K.H. (2022). Electronic Health Literacy and Health-Related Outcomes among Older Adults: A Systematic Review. Preventive Medicine, 157, 106997.


Mo, P.K.H., She, R., Yu, Y., Li, L., Yang, Q., Lin, J., Ye, X., Wu, S., Yang, Z., Guan, S., Zhang, J., Hu, H., Xie, L., & Lau, J.T.F. (2022). Resilience and intention of healthcare workers in China to receive a COVID-19 vaccination: The mediating role of life satisfaction and stigma. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 00, 1– 12.


Wang, Q., Xie, L., Song, B., Di, J., Wang, L., & Mo, P.K.H. (2022). Effects of Social Media Use for Health Information on COVID-19-Related Risk Perceptions and Mental Health During Pregnancy: Web-Based Survey. JMIR Medical Informatics, 10(1), e28183.


Xie, L., Tang, Q., Yao, D., Gu, Q., Zheng, H., Wang, X., Yu, Z., & Shen, X. (2021). Effect of Decaffeinated Green Tea Polyphenols on Body Fat and Precocious Puberty in Obese Girls: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 12:736724.


Mo, P.K.H., Luo, S., Wang, S., Zhao, J., Zhang, G., Li, L., Xie, L., & Lau, J.T.F. (2021). Intention to receive COVID-19 vaccination in China: Application of the Diffusion of Innovations Theory and the moderating role of openness to experience. Vaccines, 9(2):129.


Huang, J. , Xie, L. (co-1st) , Lin, J. , Lu, X. , & Kuang, Y. (2020). Adherence to healthy dietary patterns and outcomes of assisted reproduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 1-12.

Cui, X., Wang, B., Wu, Y., Xie, L., Xun, P., Tang, Q., Cai, W., Shen, X. (2019). Vegetarians have a lower fasting insulin level and higher insulin sensitivity than matched omnivores: a cross-sectional study. Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD, 29(5), 467-473.


Xie, L., Wang, B., Cui, X., Tang, Q., Cai, W., & Shen, X. (2019). Young adult vegetarians in shanghai have comparable bone health to omnivores despite lower serum 25(oh) vitamin d in vegans: a cross-sectional study. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 28(2), 383-388.

Honors and Awards

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship 2020 – 2023

Postgraduate Studentship 2020 – 2023


Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China

Graduate National Scholarship 2019


Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Outstanding Graduates 2017& 2020

First Prize Graduate Scholarship 2017 – 2020

2017 Excellent Bachelor Thesis of SJTU (Top 1%) 2017

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