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YAP Peiling

  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (Adjunct)
  • Senior Epidemiologist, Infectious Disease Research and Training Office, National Centre for Infectious Diseases (Primary)
Research Areas:
  • Needs assessment for a HIV self-testing intervention in Singapore
  • Epidemiology of latent tuberculosis among migrant workers in Singapore
  • Community-based syndromic surveillance system for influenza
  • Outbreak health communication
Teaching Areas:
  • Implementation Science
Academic/Professional Qualifications:
  • PhD Epidemiology (2013), Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Joint MSc Infectious Diseases, Vaccinology and Drug Discovery (2009), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Swiss TPH, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • BSc Pharmacy, Hons (2007), Dept of Pharmacy, NUS
Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):
  • Singapore Young Investigator Award 2016 (Gold; Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress - Scientific Competition)
Career History:
  • Postdoctoral research fellow, Swiss TPH, University of Basel (2014-2015)
Administrative Leadership:
  • Facility core leader, Infectious Diseases Implementation Research, National Centre for Infectious Diseases (2017 – Present)
Professional/Consulting Activities:
  • Associate editor, International Journal of Public Health (2015 – Present)
  • Associate editor, BMC Public Health (starting 2018)
Selected Publications:
  • Yap P, Tan KHX, Lim WY, Barkham T, Tan LWL, Chen MIC, Wang YT, Chee CBE, 2018. Prevalence of and risk factors associated with latent tuberculosis in Singapore: a cross-sectional survey. Int J Infect Dis 72: 55-62
  • Hou Y, Tan Y, Lim WY, Lee VJ, Tan L, Chen MI, Yap P, 2018. Adequacy of public health communications on H7N9 and MERS in Singapore: insights from a community based cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 18(1): 436
  • Lwin M, Yung CF, Yap P, Jayasundar K, Sheldenkar A, Subasinghe K, Foo S, Jayasinghe U, Xu H, Chai SC, Kurlye A, Chen J, Ang SB, 2017. FluMob: Enabling surveillance of acute respiratory infections in healthcare workers via mobile phones. Frontiers in Public Health 5:49
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Tel (65) 6478 2876
Email Peiling_YAP@ttsh.com.sg


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