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GOH Kee Tai


  • 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, since 2010
  • Chairman, Specialist Advisory Board, SAF Preventive Medicine since 2011

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Member, Expert Committee on the Immunisation Programme, MOH, 1975-2016
  • Member, Advisory Group on Pre-pandemic Influenza Vaccines, MOH
  • Member, DSO and SAF Institutional Review Board, since Aug 06
  • 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 Elimination in the WHO Western Pacific Region

Papers published in 2015 and 2016:

  1. Characterisation of influenza activity based on virological surveillance of influenza-like illness in tropical Singapore. J Med Virol (2016) DOI 10.1002/jmv.24566
  2. Factors associated with influenza vaccine uptake in older adults living in the community in Singapore. Epidem Infect (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S09502688/6002491
  3. A large common source outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis in a hotel in Singapore. Epidem Infect (2016) doi.10.1017/S09502688/600248X 
  4. Prevalence of diphtheria and tetanus antibodies among adults in Singapore: a national serological study to identify most susceptible population groups. Journal of Public Health (2015) doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdv011.
  5. Seropidemiology of coxsackievirus A6, coxsackievirus A16, and enterovirus 71 infections among children and adolescents in Singapore, 2008-2010. PLOS ONE (2015) DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0127999.
  6. An epidemiological assessment towards elimination of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in Singapore. Vaccine (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.04.003.
  7. Seroepidemiology of dengue virus infection in the adult population in tropical Singapore. Epidemiol Infect (2015), 143,1585-1593.
  8. Seroprevalence of past dengue virus infection among children and adolescents in Singapore. J Med Virol (2015) DOI 10.1002/jmv.
  9. Association of melioidosis incidence with rainfall and humidity, Singapore, 2003-2012. Emerg Infect Dis (2015) DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2101.140042.
Adjunct Professor
Email keetgoh27@gmail.com


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