HomeAboutFaculty DirectorySUNDARAM Neisha


Research Areas:

  • Vaccine acceptance
  • Infectious diseases; Epidemiology

Teaching Areas:

  • Cultural epidemiology
  • Global Health

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • PhD, Epidemiology (2015), Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and University of Basel
  • MSc, Infection biology and Epidemiology (2011), Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and University of Basel
  • BSc (Hons.), Life Sciences (2008), National University of Singapore
  • Minor in Technopreneurship, University of Pennsylvania (2007), NUS Overseas Colleges Program

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • Research fellowship award by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland (2017-2018)
  • Young Investigator Program, Vaccine and the Edward Jenner Society, Elsevier (2016-2019)

Career History:

  • Research assistant, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (2011-2013)

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Temporary advisor to the WHO for study on cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccine introduction in Mongolia, Nov 2013, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Cholera control dissemination meetings at Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya, Dec 2013
  • Temporary advisor to the WHO at the Oral cholera vaccine meeting in Zanzibar, Feb 2012; Planning for cholera elimination in Zanzibar

Major Publications:

  • Sundaram N, Schaetti C, Merten S, et al. Sociocultural determinants of anticipated oral cholera vaccine acceptance in three African settings: a meta-analytic approach. BMC Public Health 2016; 16: 36.
  • Sundaram N, Purohit V, Schaetti C, et al. Community awareness, use and preference for pandemic influenza vaccines in Pune, India. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2015; 11(10): 2376-2388
  • Sundaram N, Schaetti C, Purohit V, et al. Cultural epidemiology of pandemic influenza in urban and rural Pune, India: a cross-sectional, mixed-methods study. BMJ Open 2014; 4(12): e006350
Research Fellow
Email ephnss@nus.edu.sg


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