Tongyu Ma

Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology


  • M.B.B.S. Tianjin Medical University
  • P.S.M. Peking University
  • Ph.D. Arizona State University 


  • BI 121 Introduction to Health Science
  • Bi 402 Exercise Physiology with Lab


  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (2019- present) (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the professional rescuer (2015-present)
  • China Ministry of Health: Medical license, 2013-present. 



  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Participant in developing and running the Annual Building Health Lifestyle Conference at Arizona State University.
  • Volunteer, Feed My Starving Children
  • Participant in a global-outreach initiative by the Pac-12 Conference to strengthen ties with international organizations.
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association, reviewer for travel Grant
  • Treasurer, ENS Grad Club


  • Arizona State University, Ph.D. Student Fellowship ($ 2,000 in 2015-2016; $3,460 in 2017-2018)
  • Arizona State University, GPAS Travel Grant ($ 950 in 2016-2017; $ 950 in 2017-2018)
  • Peking University, academic scholarship ($ 10,000 in 2010-2013) 
  • Principal-Investigator (Ma T): Global Sport Institute Grant ($20,000) (January 2018- present).
  • Co-investigator (Ma T): Arizona State University& Mayo Clinics, Mayo Obesity Solution Grant ($5,000) (March 2017- present).
  • Principal-Investigator (Ma T): Arizona State University GPSA Jumpstart Grant ($500): (March 2016- March 2017).
  • Principal–Investigator (Ma T): Arizona State University GPSA Athletics Grant ($1500): (March 2016- March 2017).
  • Principal–Investigator (Ma T): Arizona State University GPSA Graduate Research Grant ($750) (March 2016-August 2017).



  • Liu X, Mao M, Ma T. The effect of EDTA root conditioning on periodontal surgery outcome: A meta-analysis. Quintessence International. 2016 Nov 1;47(10).
  • Lee, Chong, and Tongyu Ma. "Effect of acute bitter melon intake on postprandial glucose and insulin in sedentary, abdominally obese persons." Functional Foods in Health and Disease 9.6 (2019): 384-391.
  • Ma T, Lee CD. Effect of Resistant starch on postprandial glucose levels in sedentary, abdominally obese persons. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. (in review) Lee CD, Ma T. Obesity Paradox: Is It Important to Consider Muscle Mass? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2016, 48 (Suppl)
  • Ma T, Lee CD. Associations of lifestyle behaviors with cardiovascular disease and chronic disease mortality and life expectancy in men and women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2016, 48 (Suppl)
  • Lee CD, Ma T. Impact of cardiovascular health metrics on life expectancy and all-cause mortality in middle-aged and elderly men and women. Circulation, 2016, 132
  • Ma T, Lee CD. The acute effect of walking on postprandial hyperglycemia a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.
    2016 southwest ACSM
  • Lee CD, Dierickx E, Ma T, Menkosky K, Impact of AHA’s 7 Health Metrics on Life Expectancy in the United States General Population. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2017, 49 (Suppl)
  • Ma T, Lee CD, Effects of Exercise and Bitter Melon Intake on Postprandial Glucose in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
    Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2018, 50 (Suppl)
  • Ma T, Lee CD, Effect of Resistant Starch on Postprandial Glucose Levels in Sedentary, Abdominally Obese Persons
    Diabetes 2018, 67 (Suppl1).