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OOI Peng Lim Steven


  • NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Adjunct)
  • Deputy Director (SR), Ministry of Health (Primary)

Research Areas:

  • Emerging infectious diseases, environmental health, outbreak management

Teaching Areas:

  • Field epidemiology, preventive medicine

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • MSc (Public Health), National University of Singapore
  • MPH, John Hopkins University, USA
  • FAMS, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • Minister for National Development's Award - "Development of multi-pronged approach to respond to plankton blooms"
  • PS(Health) Living the Values Award; Pingat Bakti Setia (Singapore National Day);
  • Health Minister's Award - "Outstanding contributions in handling fungal corneal outbreak"; James H Nakano Citation, US
  • National Center for Infectious Diseases - "Outstanding scientific paper published";
  • Charles C Shepard Certificate, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry "Demonstrating excellence in science"; Delta Omega-Alpha Chapter- US Public Health Honor Society; Pingat Kepujian

Career History:

  • Senior Asst Commissioner of Public Health, Ministry of the Environment
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Building, NUS School of Design and Environment
  • Deputy Director, Institute of Environmental Epidemiology, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Epidemiology
  • WHO Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Administrative Leadership:

  • Associate Programme Director, NUHS Preventive Medicine Residency
  • Editor, ENB Quarterly, Singapore Epidemiological News Bulletin
  • Steering Committee Member, ASEAN+3 Field Epidemiology Training Network

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Member, National Air Quality Index Study Team; Technical Expert Mission on Food Safety and Public Health; and Editorial Board, Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Adjunct Lecturer in Environmental Health Science, University of Newcastle, Australia; Participant in Advanced Public Health Studies at Imperial College, UK, and Harvard University, USA
  • WHO Temporary Advisor, Consultation on Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases, Manila, Philippines; PAHO Temporary Advisor, Consultation on Vegetation Fire Events, Lima, Peru

Major Publications:

  • Arch Intern Med, 2010;170(10):913-5
  • Am J Infect Control, 2005;33(5):252-7
  • N Engl J Med, 2003;349(25):2416-22
Adjunct Associate Professor
Email ooi_peng_lim@moh.gov.sg
Tel (65) 6325 8341


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