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YI Siyan

Affiliations:

  • Senior Research Fellow, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS, Singapore
  • Director, KHANA Center for Population Health Research, Cambodia
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Global Health Research, Touro University California, USA

Research Areas:

  • Infectious diseases (HIV, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis)
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Substance abuse & mental health

Teaching Areas:

  • Basic epidemiology
  • Research design and implementation
  • Public health program evaluation

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • PhD in Community and Global Health, School of International Health, University of Tokyo, Japan (2010)
  • MHSc in International Health, School of International Health, University of Tokyo, Japan (2007)
  • MD, University of Health Sciences, Cambodia (2001)

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • Young Investigator Award (2016) from Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Japan
  • Best Research Award 2015 (1st Prize) from the Public Health Association in Greater Mekong Sub-Regional Countries, Vietnam
  • The Montreux Prize 2010 (Best Young Researcher Award) from the Swiss Association for Adolescent Health/International Association for Adolescent Health, Switzerland
  • Scientific Research Award for Graduate Students (2009) from University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Young Investigator Award (2008) from Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Japan

Career History:

  • 2018 – Present: Senior Research Fellow, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS
  • 2015 – Present: Director, KHANA Center for Population Health Research, Cambodia
  • 2014 – Present, Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Global Health Research, Touro University California, USA
  • 2014 – 2015: Director of Research, KHANA, Cambodia
  • 2013 – 2014: Senior Research Fellow, School of Population Health, University of South Australia, Australia
  • 2011 – 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Health Policy Program, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, USA
  • 2010 – 2011: Research Fellow, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan
  • 2010 – 2014: Visiting Researcher, School of International Health, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2005 – 2008: Technical Advisor, Japanese School Health Organization, Japan
  • 2003 – 2004: Medical Doctor, Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope, Cambodia
  • 2002 – 2003: TB/HIV Coordinator, Tuberculosis Control Project, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Cambodia
  • 2000 – 2001: Medical Officer, Healthcare Center for Children (HCC), Cambodia

Administrative Leadership:

  • 2015 – Present: Director, KHANA Center for Population Health Research, Cambodia
  • 2014 – 2015: Director of Research, KHANA, Cambodia
  • 2016 – 2017: President, University of Tokyo Alumni in Cambodia (UTAC), Cambodia
  • 2014 – 2016: Deputy Secretary General, Japan Alumni of Cambodia (JAC), Cambodia
  • 2007 – 2011: Senior Advisor, Cambodian Students Association in Japan (CSAJ), Japan
  • 2006 – 2010: Board Member, Japan Alumni of Cambodia (JAC), Cambodia
  • 2005 – 2006: President, Cambodian Students Association in Japan (CSAJ), Japan

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • 2017 – Present: Associate Editor, BMC Public Health
  • 2015 – Present: Academic Editor, PLoS One
  • Peer Reviewer: BMC Series, BMJ Group, PLoS, JAIDS, AIDS, AIDS Care, AIDS and behavior, JIAS, etc.
  • 2018 – Present: The PULSE Scientific Advisory Committee, APCOM, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2017 – Present: Scientific Advisory Board, Pasteur Institute, Cambodia.
  • 2015 – 2018: Senior Consultant, Development of Social Health Insurance for the Informal Sector in Cambodia (JICA-SHIP Project), Global Link Management (GLM) & Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan
  • 2016 – 2017: Lead Consultant, Assessment of Health Facilities in Cambodia, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA) & Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan
  • 2013: Research Consultant, Development and Implementation of a System to Recruit and Retain Low Risk, Voluntary, Non-remunerated Blood Donors in Cambodia, Australian Red Cross Society, Cambodia
  • 2012: Technical Consultant, Higher Education Quality and Capacity Improvement Project (HEQCIP), Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport, Cambodia
  • 2012 – 2014: Research Consultant, Community Based Health Cooperatives (CBHC), University Research Co., LLC (URC), Cambodia
  • 2012: International Consultant, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

Selected Publications (out of 80+):

  • Yi S, Tuot S, Mwai GW, Ngin C, Chhim K, Pal K, et al. Awareness and willingness to use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among men who have sex with men in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 Jun 26;20(1):21580.
  • Yi S, Tuot S, Chhim S, Chhoun P, Mun P, Mburu G. Exposure to gender-based violence and depressive symptoms among transgender women in Cambodia: findings from the National Integrated Biological and Behavioral Survey 2016. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2018 May 29;12:24.
  • Yi S, Tuot S, Chhoun P, Pal K, Choub SC, Mburu G. Prevalence and correlates of psychological distress among drug users in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Int J Drug Policy. 2016 Oct;36:25-32.
  • Yi S, Tuot S, Chhoun P, Pal K, Ngin C, Choub SC, Brody C. Improving prevention and care for HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men in Cambodia: the sustainable action against HIV and AIDS in communities (SAHACOM). BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Oct 21;16(1):599.
  • Yi S, Tuot S, Chhoun P, Brody C, Tith K, Oum S. The impact of a community-based HIV and sexual reproductive health program on sexual and healthcare-seeking behaviors of female entertainment workers in Cambodia. BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 6;15:221.
Senior Research Fellow
Email ephsyi@nus.edu.sg

 

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