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NHG Researchers Directory

Connecting With NHG Researchers

Research and innovation are key drivers of continuous improvement to the healthcare ecosystem. In line with NHG’s vision of adding years of healthy life, partnerships between clinical researchers and basic scientists or engineers contribute tremendously towards more efficient and effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases while improving quality of life. 

To know more about our people in research and explore potential collaborations, please refer to the directory below. Names are categorised by institution and listed in alphabetical order. Click on the researcher’s name for more details on his/her research profile.

Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
AshaRani Pezhummoottil Vasudevan Nair Mental Health, Epidemiology, Neurogenetics
Charmaine Tang Yu Zheng First Episode Psychosis, At Risk Mental State, Youth Mental Health
Chong Siow Ann Psychiatric Epidemiology; Schizophrenia & Related Psychosis Genetics; Therapeutics of Schizophrenia
Daniel Fung Shuen Sheng Digital Mental Health, Emotional Disorders in the Young, Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Edimansyah Abdin Psychiatric epidemiology and biostatistics, Latent variable modelling and psychometric testing
Goh Tze Jui Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Mood and Personality Disorders, Suicide
Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar Psychiatric Epidemiology, Health Service Research
Jimmy Lee Chee Keong Schizophrenia & Pychosis, Digital Phenotyping & Therapeutics in Mental Health
Lim Choon Guan Child Psychiatry, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Liu Jianlin Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Clinical Health psychology, Early Intervention in Psychiatry
Melvyn Zhang Wei Bin Mental Health, Digital Technology & Applications, Addiction Psychiatry
Mythily Subramaniam Psychiatric Epidemiology, Health Service Research, Schizophrenia And Related Psychosis, Addiction
Ong Say How Family Therapy & Interpersonal Therapy, Consultation Liaison Services, Psychotic & Schizophrenia, Mood & Anxiety Disorders in Childhood
Sim Kang Genetics and Neuroimaging of Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Psychopharmacology
Sung Min Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Autism Spectrum Disorders
Swapna Kamal Verma Early Intervention, Psychosis, Youth Mental Health
Tan Xiao Wei Neurostimulation, Mood Disorders, Clinical Trial
Tor Phern Chern Neurostimulation, Mood Disorders, Clinical Trial
Ying JiangBo John Autism, Major Psychiatric Disorders
Yuan Qi Stigma, Mental health of caregivers, E-/m-health

National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Barnaby Edward Young Respiratory Viruses, Clinical Trials, Immunology and Vaccines, Human Challenge Studies
Chia Po Ying Dengue and emerging infectious diseases, Antimicrobial resistance, General Infectious Diseases, HIV Medicine
David Lye Chien Boon Dengue, Antimicrobial pharmacotherapy stewardship and resistance
Kalisvar Marimuthu Transmission dynamics of multidrug-resistant organisms and emerging pathogens, Applied genomics in infection prevention and control (IPC) and outbreak investigations, Cohort studies of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO), IPC implementation research
Leo Yee Sin HIV Medicine/AIDS, Dengue, Arbovirus, Emerging Infections, Implementation Research, Communicable Diseases and General Infectious Diseases Outbreak Diseases Management
Mucheli Sharavan Sadasiv General Infectious Diseases, Diagnostic Reasoning, Medical Education
Ng Oon Tek General Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance, Emerging Infectious Disease, HIV Medicine
Sapna Pradip Sadarangani Vaccine preventable diseases in Adults, Particularly in Elderly and Children; Infections in elderly; Emerging Infectious diseases; Global health & travel medicine, Clinical Trials, Sero-epidemiology, Climate Change & Environmental Health

National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Darren Seah Ee-Jin Chronic Disease Management, Endocrinology & Metabolic Disorders
De Roza Jacqueline Giovanna Chronic Disease Management, Care of Older Adults, Primary Care Nursing
Julia Zhu Wound Care, Diabetic Foot Care, Person-Centred Care in Chronic Wound Care, Health/Illness belief
Lee Eng Sing Chronic Disease Management, Multi-morbidity, Epidemiology
Sabrina Wong Kay Wye Chronic Disease Management, Innovative models of care
Tan Shu Yun Chronic Disease Management, Multimorbidity
Tang Wern Ee Chronic Disease Management, Respiratory; Health Literacy

National Skin Centre (NSC)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Etienne Wang Cho Ee Hair Disorders; Macrophages, Clinical Skin Biology, Stem Cell
Steven Thng Tien Guan Pigmentary Disorders, Skin Imaging, Atopic Dermatitis
Tey Hong Liang Neurodermatology, Skin Imaging, Medical Dermatology, Skin disorders
Yew Yik Weng Atopic Dermatitis & Skin Microbiome, Molecular & Genetic Epidemiology, Disease Burden & Outcomes Research

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Ashton Neoh Eng Chuan Rehabilitation, Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal, Digital Health Apps & Telehealth, Innovation
Alvin Tan Wai Kit Diabetes Mellitus in the elderly, hypoglycaemia, vascular complications, inpatient hyperglycaemia
Angela Chow Li Ping Antimicrobial resistance, Infection Prevention & Control, Infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology, Socio-behavioural and Implementation Research
Chan Ee Yuee Caregiving and Aged Care, Health Activation, Digital Health, Implementation Science, Population Health
Chan Lai Gwen Neuropsychiatry of Stroke, Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson’s Disease, Neuropsychiatry of HIV
Chin Lay Fong Neurorehabilitation, Upper limb Stroke Rehabilitation
Chloe Chung Parkinson’s Disease, Technology-enabled Healthcare, Non-invasive Brain Stimulation
Danson Yeo Xue Wei Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, Oesophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer
Delphine Chen Yu Mei Rehabilitation Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Telemedicine
Ding Yew Yoong Health Services Research, Frailty
George Glass Health Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence, Caregivers of older persons, Health activation in older persons, Clinical epidemiology
Grace Hoo Covid-19 therapeutics, Antimicrobial pharmacotherapy and resistance, HIV Medicine, Quality improvement
John Abisheganaden Arputhan Respiratory/Chronic Disease, Lung cancer
Karen Chua Sui Geok Neurorehabilitation, Brain injury rehabilitation, Rehabilitation robotics and technology, Brain computer interfaces
Kong Keng He Neurorehabilitation-Related Research, Acupuncture, and its integration with Western Medicine
Leong Khai Pang Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lim Wee Shiong Sarcopenia and related disorders, Frailty and Intrinsic Capacity, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders, Caregiving Evidence Based Medicine, Health Professions Education
Loh Yong Joo Serious Games in Healthcare, Neurorehabilitation-Related Research, Assistive Technology, Tele-rehabilitation, Virtual Reality
Matthew Tay Rong Jie Ultrasound guided musculoskeletal interventions, Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, Cancer rehabilitation
Melvin Leow Khee Shing Thyroid Physiology, Adipocyte biology, Insulin resistance
Michael Yam Gui Jie Health services research particularly in the field of musculoskeletal medicine
Mucheli Sharavan Sadasiv Effect of interruptions on diagnostic reasoning; neuroscientific basis of diagnostic reasoning; health professions educational interventions; teaching clinical reasoning
Ng Tat Ming Antimicrobial stewardship, Antimicrobial pharmacokinetics, Pharmacy practice
Ong Poo Lee Amputee Rehabilitation, Trauma Rehabilitation, Robotics and Assistive technology in rehabilitation
Rinkoo Dalan Vascular Complications, Cardio-Metabolic risk factors, Endocrinology
Rupesh Agrawal Ocular Imaging, Ocular Inflammation, Ocular Infection, Biomarkers, Sustained drug delivery for back of the eye
Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall Respiratory & Infectious Diseases, Microbiome medicine
Tay Hui Lin Antimicrobial Stewardship, Gamification in healthcare (serious games)
Tan Cher Heng Diagnostic Radiology, MedTech
Tan Ern Yu Breast cancer & biomarkers
Timothy Barkham Foodborne Streptococcus agalactiae, Outbreaks, epidemiology, diagnostics
Trevor Binedell Prosthetics and Orthotics, 3D Printing and Digital Technology, Design and Innovation
Wee Seng Kwee Neurorehabilitation, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Technology - Robotics, Virtual Reality, Brain-Computer Interface, Wearable Sensors
Yew Kuo Chao Hepatology, Health-Care Modelling, Health-Care information and analytics
Yong Enming Wounds, Vascular Access, Innovation / MedTech devices

Yishun Health Campus (YHC)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Allen Liu Yan Lun Acute kidney injury, Diabetic kidney disease, Peritoneal dialysis
Benjamin Lam Chih Chiang Obesity and weight management
Clement Chia Luck Khng Medtech and Healthcare Innovations in Breast Surgery, Breast cancer in older women, Frailty, Innovations in Patient and Medical education
Desmond Mao Renhao Prehospital Emergency Care, Emergency Medicine
Ester Yeoh Chai Kheng Type 1 diabetes, Hypoglycaemia, Diabetes technology (devices and sensors), Diabetes and psychology
Jeremy Hoe Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Foot Syndrome
Justin Tang I-Shing Genetic Hypertension, Familial Hyperlipidaemia, Cardiometabolic disease
Lee Siok Ying Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pharmacy Education
Lim Su Chi Diabetic Neuropathy (including genetics), Monogenic diabetes, Endothelial function and arterial stiffness in diabetes, Epidemiology and Genomic medicine, Metabolic changes associated with Bariatric Surgery
Neelam Kumari Bhasksar Retinal Diseases and Degenerations, Diabetic Retinopathy, Myopic Macular Degeneration, Age-related Macular Degeneration
Ooi Say Tat Epidemiology and Infectious Disease, Antimicrobial Resistance, Casual Inference
Philip Yap Lin Kiat Ageing, Dementia, Palliative Care, Long Term Care, Gerotechnology, Caregiving, Health Services Research
Serena Low Kiat Mun Population health and epidemiology, Diabetes research
Subramaniam Tavintharan Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Diabetes Mellitus

Woodlands Health (WH)
Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Balachandran Jayachandran Early Mobilisation for intubated patients in ICU, Early Mobilisation in Post-surgical patients, Impact of Prehabilitation for Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery, Tracheostomy Decannulation, Preventing functional Deconditioning in hospitalised patients
Bryan Tan Yijia Musculoskeletal Health, Health Services Research, Models of Care and Implementation Science, Health Economics
Caroline Hoong Wei Shan Metabolic medicine, Diabetology, Calcium and bone disorders, General endocrinology
Er Chaozer Venous thromboembolism
Ernest Kwek Beng Kee Orthopaedic Trauma, Hip Fractures, Musculoskeletal Research
Gilbert Yeo Tian Seng Qualitative Health Research, Multimorbidity, Transitional Care
Joseph Lo ZhiWen Diabetic limb salvage, Wound care, Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Chronic venous insufficiency and ililac vein pathology, Open and endovascular renal dialysis access
Lim Wei Yi Louis Ocular/Retinal Imaging; Retinal diseases
Poh Chee Lien Health Professions Education; Community nursing; Gerontology
Nah Chung Yau Palliative care in advances cirrhosis, Health services delivery
Poh Chee Lien Health Professions Education, Leadership, Community Nursing, Telehealth/Telemedicine, Gerontology, Mental Health Nursing
Raphael Lee Hsien Xiong Cancer Pain, Palliative Care, Frailty, Education
Shum Cheuk Fan Minimally invasive surgery, Kidney cancer, Artificial intelligence
Tay Kon Voi Medical Technology Innovation, Virtual Reality surgical training and Simulation, Clinical Nutrition in Surgery

Health Services & Outcomes Research (HSOR)

Name Research Focus Areas/Interests
Ang Yee Gary Diabetes and complications of diabetes, Use of Generative AI in Healthcare, Workplace Health
Meng Fanwen Health Services Research, Hospital Capacity Planning and Resource Allocation, Disease Prevention and Treatment using Math Modeling, Decision Making and Optimization under Uncertainty


Updated as of December 2023

The list above is non-exhaustive and we would continue to update this page. For more information and further enquiries, please email us at .