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CHEN I-Cheng Mark

Dr Chen is a medical professional specialising in public health, and has been working in the field of infectious disease epidemiology for more than 15 years. His career spans chronic infectious diseases like HIV and TB, emerging and novel infections, and healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. Career highlights include firsthand involvement in investigating the outbreak of SARS at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2003, and leading research efforts during the influenza A(H1N1) pandemic in 2009.

Dr Chen currently teaches and conducts research on infectious disease epidemiology at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, while holding joint appointments at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, and the Communicable Diseases Division of the Ministry of Health, Singapore.

Affiliations:

  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (Primary)
  • Research Office, Infectious Disease Research and Training Office, National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore (Joint)
  • Communicable Diseases Division of the Ministry of Health, Singapore (Joint)

Research Areas:

  • Influenza and other respiratory viruses
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Sexually transmitted infections

Teaching Areas:

  • Epidemiology, prevention and control of communicable diseases
  • Community Health Projects

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • MBBS(1998), National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • MMed Public Health (2002), National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • PhD (2009), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Career History:

  • 1999-2002: Medical officer, various institutions
  • 2002-2005: Registrar, Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • 2009-2012: Epidemiologist, Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • 2012-present: Assistant Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Selected Publications:

  • Chuah CXP, Lim RL, Chen MI. Investigating the Legacy of 1918 Pandemic on Age-Related Sero-Epidemiology and Immune Responses to Subsequent Influenza A (H1N1) Viruses Through a Structural Equation Model. Am J Epidemiol (in press).
  • Young B, Sadarangani S, Jiang L, Wilder-Smith A, Chen MI. Duration of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Meta-regression of Test-Negative Design Case-Control Studies. J Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 14;217(5):731-741.
  • Goh EH, Jiang L... Chen MI. Epidemiology and Relative Severity of Influenza Subtypes in Singapore in the Post-Pandemic Period from 2009 to 2010. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 13;65(11):1905-1913.

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Email ephcicm@nus.edu.sg

 

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