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WONG Mee Lian


  • NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Primary)
  • NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Joint)

Research Areas:

  • Control of sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS
  • Health promotion and behavioral change
  • Breast cancer screening

Teaching Areas:

  • Health education and health promotion
  • Public Health communication

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • MBBS(1977),University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • MPH(1983),University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • MD (2004), National University of Singapore
  • FAMS(1993), Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • FFPH (2009), Fellow (through distinction), Faculty of Public Health, UK

Awards/Honors (Post-PhD):

  • SEAMEO-JASPER award, second best research on women and health, 1996
  • National Skin Centre Distinguished Friend Award 2009, Singapore
  • Wilf Howe Memorial Prize 2008, Faculty of Occupational Health Physicians, UK
  • Red Ribbon Award, Action for AIDS, 2014
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Health and Medical Sciences (Health Promotion and Behavioral Change in STI/ Control), Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India

Career History:

  • Associate Professor (2000-Present), National University of Singapore
  • Senior Lecturer(1995-1999)
  • Lecturer (1993-1994)
  • Teaching Fellow(1990-1992)
  • Lecturer (1987-1989), Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya
  • Senior District Medical Officer of Health (1982-1985), Senior Medical Officer of Health (1986-1987),Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Administrative Leadership:

  • Program Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Program (2013 - 2015)
  • Assistant Dean, Education-Preclinical (2003-2006)
  • Member, Faculty Teaching Excellence Award Committee (2003 - Present)

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Visiting consultant on STI prevention, National Skin Centre, Singapore (2003-Present)
  • Joint Editor, Sexual Health (2009-2015)
  • Visiting consultant, CDC, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2004-2009)
  • External Examiner, Master of Public Health, University of Malaya (2001, 2005, 2007); Flinders University 2007

Selected Publications:

  • Wong ML, Y S Ng J, K W Chan R, T W Chio M, B T Lim R, Koh D. Randomized controlled trial of abstinence and safer sex intervention for adolescents in Singapore: 6-month follow-up. Health Educ Res. 2017 Jun 1;32(3):233-243.
  • Wong ML, Chan RKW, D Koh, Tan HH, Lim FS, Emmanuel S, Bishop G. Premarital sexual intercourse among adolescents in an Asian country: multilevel ecological factors. Pediatrics 2009; 124(1):e44-52. Pediatrics 2009; 124, e44-52
  • Wong ML, Chan RKW, Koh D. The long term effects of condom promotion programmes for vaginal and oral sex on sexually transmitted infections among sex workers in Singapore, 1990-2002. AIDS 2004, 18,1195 -1199.

Media Coverage:

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