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CHIA Kee Seng

Affiliations:

  • Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Primary)
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Joint)

Research Areas:

  • Molecular epidemiology of chronic diseases (cancer, CVD, DM)
  • Primary prevention of chronic diseases

Teaching Areas:

  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Occupational Medicine

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • MBBS, 1981 (Singapore)
  • MSc(OM), 1985 (Singapore)
  • MD, 1995 (Singapore)

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • Ministry of Education Service to Education Award (2009)
  • NUHS Research Excellence Award (2010)

Career History:

  • Foreign Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2006).
  • Professor, Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, NUS (2005)
  • Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, National University of Singapore. (1 July 2005 – 28 February 2022, Local Tenure Contract).
  • Associate Professor, Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, NUS (1997)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, NUS (1990)
  • Lecturer, Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, NUS (1985)

Present Appointments:

  • Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (1 October 2011 – 31 December 2017)
  • Adjunct Group Leader, Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) (10 May 2004 – 9 May 2016)
  • Adjunct Senior Principal Clinician Scientist , Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), Singapore (26 August 2014 – 25 August 2017)

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Member, Workplace Safety and Health Council, Ministry of Manpower
  • Board Member, Health Promotion Board
  • Chairman, Residency Advisory Committee (Preventive Medicine)

Selected Publications:

  • Ability to predict breast cancer in Asian women using a polygenic susceptibility model. Breast Cancer Res Treatment Dec 2010 
  • Researching genetic versus nongenetic determinants of disease: a comparison and proposed unification. Sci Transl Med. 2009 Nov 18;1(7):7ps8.
  • Genome-wide association study in individuals of South Asian ancestry identifies six new type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci. Nat Genet. 2011 Aug 28;43

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