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CHONG Foong-Fong Mary


  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Primary)
  • Principal Investigator at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR (Joint)

Research Areas

  • Maternal and infant nutrition
  • Nutrition in obesity and metabolic diseases
  • Weight loss diet interventions
  • Eating behavior in adults and infants

Teaching Areas

  • Nutrition and Health
  • Public Health Nutrition – maternal and child nutrition

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Dietetics, Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K.
  • PhD, University of Oxford, U.K.

Career History

  • Clinical dietitian, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore 2001-2003
  • Research dietitian, University of Oxford, U.K., in conjunction with PhD studies 2003-2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hugh Sinclair Nutrition Unit, Food Biosciences Department, University of Reading, U.K. 2007-2010    
  • Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR 2010-2012
  • Research Scientist at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR 2012-2015
  • Principal Investigator at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR 2015-

Professional/Consulting activities

  • International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (Member)
  • The Nutrition Society (Member)

Selected Recent Publications

  • Lee Y, Chong MF (co-first), Libedinsky C, Liu JCJ, Zhou M, Tan VMH, Meaney MJ, Lee YS, Chee MWL (2013) Neural valuation of food under fed and fasted conditions. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. May; 97(5):919-25.
  • Chong MF, Wong JXY, Colega M, Chen LW, Van Dam RM, Tan CS, Lim AL, Cai S, Broekman BFP, Lee YS, Saw SM, Kwek K, Godfrey KM, Chong YS, Gluckman P,  Meaney MJ and Chen H (2014) Relationships of maternal folate and vitamin B12 status during pregnancy with perinatal mood and depression: the GUSTO study. J Psych Research 55 (2014) 110 -116.
  • Quah PL, Chan YH, Aris IM, Pang WW, Toh JY, Tint MT, Broekman B, Saw SM, Kwek K, Godfrey KM, Gluckman PD, Chong YS, Meaney MJ, Yap F, van Dam RM, Lee YSand Chong MF (2015) Prospective associations of appetitive traits at 3 and 12 months of age with body mass index and weight gain in the first 2 years of life. BMC Paediatrics Oct 12;15(1):153. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0467-8.
  • Chong MF, Chia A(co-first), Colega M,Tint MT,Aris IM, Chong YS, Gluckman PD, Godfrey KM, Kwek K, Saw SM, Yap F, van Dam RM and Lee YS on behalf of the GUSTO study group (2015) Maternal protein intakes during pregnancy is not associated with offspring birth weight in a multi-ethnic Asian population J Nutr. 2015 Jun;145(6):1303-10. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.205948. Epub 2015 May 6
  • Chong MF, Ayob  NM (co-first), Chong KJ, Tai ES , Khoo CM, MK Leow, Lee YS, Tham KW, Venkataraman K, Meaney MJ, Wee HL,  Khoo YH (2016)  Psychometric analysis of an eating behaviour questionnaire for an overweight and obese Chinese population in Singapore Appetite 2016 Jun 1;101:119-24. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.03.005. 

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Assistant Professor 
Tel (65) 65164969
Email ephmcff@nus.edu.sg 


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