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PANG Junxiong Vincent

Epidemiological concepts and tools are critical components to generate evidence-based interventions, plans and policies, with the hope to reduce public health burden in a cost-effective approach. The occurrence of infectious disease is unpredictable but is likely imminent when we least expected. The "all-hazard" and "whole-of-society" approaches are key attributes towards developing an evidence-based pandemic preparedness plan and strategies to reduce the impact of any pandemics that arise. A well-established biosurveillance system is important to serve as early warning alerts for prompt responses to reduce the severity of any outbreak. Knowledge, attitude and practices of our population-at-risk cannot be neglected and should be evaluated and strengthened constantly as these influence social behaviors towards public health campaign and interventions that can reduce the burden due to infectious diseases.

Epidemiologists are not just researcher, but usually also a teacher, an advocate for a cause and a leader who walks the ground with their passion for the welfare of the global community. I am a father of three, a triathlete and a global community leader.

Affiliation:

  • Director, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Research, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health 

Research Areas: 

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Dengue; Respiratory Infections
  • Pandemic Preparedness

Teaching Areas:

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Biosurveillance/Outbreak Management

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • PhD, NUS (2014)
  • MSc, NUS-University of Basel (2009)
  • BSc Hons, NUS (2007)

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • Raffles Dialogue Fellowship (2018)
  • Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Award (2018)
  • JCI TOYP Honoree Award (2018)
  • ASEAN Science Leadership Fellowship (2017)
  • Singapore ID Initiative Fellowship (2017)
  • NUSS Medal for Outstanding Achievement (2015)
  • Elsevier-ASTMH Clinical Research Award (2014)

Career History:

  • Senior Research Fellow, IIDE, TTSH (2014-2017; Primary appointment)
  • Research Fellow, SSHSPH, NUS (2014-2016; Joint appointment)
  • Research Associate, SSHSPH, NUS (2013-2014)
  • Graduate Research Associate, SSHSPH, NUS (2010-2013)
  • Assistant Manager, MOH, Singapore (2009-2010)

Administrative Leadership:

  • Director, CIDER, SSHSPH, NUS (2017- Present)
  • Deputy Director, CIDER, SSHSPH, NUS (2014-2016; Joint appointment)

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Short-Term WHO Consultant (Pandemic Preparedness)
  • GOARN member

Selected Publications:

  • Pang J. et al. Progress and Challenges Towards Point-of-Care Diagnostic Development for Dengue. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Dec;55(12):3339-3349
  • Pang J. et al. Diabetes, cardiac disorders and asthma as risk factors for severe organ involvement among adult dengue patients: A matched case-control study. Sci Rep. 2017 Jan 3;7:39872
  • Pang J. et al. Critical care for dengue in adult patients: an overview of current knowledge and future challenges. Curr Opin Crit. Care. 2016 Oct;22(5):485-90
  • Pang J. et al. Discovery and Validation of Prognostic Biomarker Models to Guide Triage among Adult Dengue Patients at Early Infection. PLoS One. 2016 Jun 10;11(6):e0155993

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Assistant Professor
Email ephpjv@nus.edu.sg

 

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