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GOH Kee Tai


  • NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Adjunct)

Research Areas:

  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Environmental epidemiology

Teaching Areas:

  • Epidemiology and control of Infectious diseases

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • MBBS 1970; 
  • MSc (PH) 1974; 
  • MD (1993); 
  • FAMS (1977)

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • Public Administration Medal (Bronze),1977
  • Public Administration Medal (Silver),1984
  • Public Service Medal, 2007
  • Achievement Award, College of Public Health and Occupational Medicine Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore, 2013

Career History:

  • Former Senior Consultant, Office of the Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Medical Officer, Singapore Defence Force, Beach Road Camp, May-Oct 71
  • Medical Officer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), Nov 71-Apr 72
  • Health Officer, Environmental Health Dept, Ministry of Health (MOH) / Ministry of Environment (ENV), May 72- Mar 75
  • Head, Epidemiology Unit, ENV, Apr 75- Mar 78
  • Head, Quarantine and Epidemiology Dept, ENV, Apr 78-Mar 03
  • Head, Communicable Disease Branch, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, MOH, Apr 03-Oct 03
  • Senior Consultant, Communicable Disease Division, MOH, Nov 03-Mar 06

Administrative Leadership:

  • Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Epidemiology, ENV/MOH, 1995-2013 
  • Chairman, Specialist Training Committee (Public Health), MOH, 2004-2008 
  • Chairman, Programme Evaluation Committee for Preventive Medicine, NUHS, 2010-2018
  • Chairman, Specialist Advisory Board, SAF Preventive Medicine, 2011-2015

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Member, Expert Committee on the Immunisation Programme, MOH, 1975-2016
  • Member, Advisory Group on Pre-pandemic Influenza Vaccines, MOH, 2010-2016
  • Member, DSO and SAF Institutional Review Board, 2006 - 2018
  • Member, Task Force of Adaptation Measures in Climate Change, MND, 2007-2016
  • Member, Interagency Technical Group on Climate Change, ENV, 2007-2016
  • Associate Programme Director, Preventive Medicine Programme, NUHS, 2010-2013
  • Reviewer, Emerging Infectious Disease, Epidemiology and Infection, etc
  • Reviewer, NMRC Research Grants
  • Associate Editor, BMC (Infectious Diseases) and BMC (Research Notes) 2011-2013
  • Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Clinical Medicine
  • Member, Regional Certification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination in the WHO Western Pacific Region since 2012

Papers published in 2017 and 2018:

  • Seroprevalence of antibodies against chikungunya virus in Singapore adult resident population. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (27 Dec 2017). http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd 0006163
  • Epidemiological characteristics associated with uptake of pneumococcal vaccine among older adults in the community in Singapore: results from National Health Surveillance. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health (2017). DOI:10:1177/140349417720105
  • Weather impact on heat-related illness in a tropical city, Singapore. Atmospheric and Climate Science 2018:8:97-110. doi:10.4236/acs.2018.81007
  • Melioidosis, Singapore, 2003-2014. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2018; 24:140-3. doi: 10.3201/eid 2401.161449
Adjunct Professor
Email keetgoh27@gmail.com


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