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COOK, Alex R

Affiliations:

  • Vice Dean (Research) and Domain Leader (Biostatistics & Modelling), Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Primary)
  • Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medince, and the Program in Health Services and Systems Research at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Joint)

Research Areas:

  • Infectious disease modelling
  • Biostatistics

Teaching Areas:

  • Advanced Biostatistics, Public Health in Action, Quantitative Epidemiologic Methods
  • Statistical Inference

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • PhD Statistics (Heriot-Watt University, UK, for research at Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland)
  • BSc (hons) 1st class in Statistics, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • 2009 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Science, NUS
  • 2011 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Science, NUS
  • 2013 Inspiring Research Mentor Award, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
  • 2014 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS and National University Health System
  • 2014 Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS

Career History:

  • 2005-2008: Postdoctoral research associate, Heriot-Watt University, UK and Visiting scholar, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2013-2015: Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS College, NUS
  • 2008-2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS
  • 2011-2015: Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
  • 2011-2015: Assistant Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS

Administrative Leadership:

  • ex-Seminar chair, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS
  • Chair of organising committee for Workshop on Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases: Emerging Challenges at IMS, NUS
  • Organising committee for Workshop on Recent Advances in Bayesian Computation, IMS, NUS and 2nd Singapore Conference on Statistical Science
  • Scientific Advisory Committee for the first Singapore International Public Health Conference
  • Scientific Advisory Committee for the second Singapore International Public Health Conference
  • Faculty coordinator at Yale-NUS College for Concurrent Degree Programme with Yale School of Public Health

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Communicable Disease Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
  • Environmental Health Institute, National Environment Agency, Singapore
  • Biodefence Centre, Singapore Armed Forces

Major Publications:

  • Carrasco, Coker, Cook (2013). Who should pay for global health, and how much? PLOS Med 10(2): e1001392.
  • Cook, Otten, Marion, Gibson, Gilligan (2007). Estimation of multiple transmission rates for epidemics in heterogeneous populations. PNAS 104:20392-7.
  • Lee, Yap, Cook, et al (2010). Oseltamivir Ring Prophylaxis for Containment of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Outbreaks. New Engl J Med 362:2166-74
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