Dr. Rahul Malhotra is Assistant Professor at the Program in Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR) and Head of Research at the Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. A physician and public health researcher, his research focuses on the vulnerability – i.e., increased risk of adverse outcomes – associated with ageing. Within this area, his research agenda is to develop an evidence base that enables understanding, measurement and alleviation of vulnerability, resulting from physical, psychological, social and health service factors, among older adults in Singapore and other Asian countries. His current funded research projects include (1) a longitudinal study of older Singaporean-family caregiver dyads (TRaCE) that aims to assess the patterns, correlates and consequences of changes in caregiving-related outcomes over time, (2) a national longitudinal survey of older Singaporeans (THE SIGNS Study) that aims to study the predictors and outcomes of change in physical, psychological and social health of older adults, and (3) a pharmacy health services research project (PROMISE) that aims to provide the evidence base for patient-centred prescription medication labels. He has authored or co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed papers in the medical and public health literature.
Google Scholar Profile
Click here for the full CV
Research agenda: Develop an evidence base that enables understanding, measurement and alleviation of vulnerability (i.e., increased risk of adverse outcomes), resulting from physical, psychological, social and health service factors, among older adults in Singapore and other Asian countries.
Specific areas of research interest, contributing to the research agenda:
- Health communication, and Health literacy.
- Impact of caregiving on informal family caregivers and formal caregivers, including foreign domestic workers, and older care recipients.
- Measurement, and utilization, of healthy life expectancy for spatial and temporal comparisons of health.
- Development, and/or validation, of scales assessing physical, psychological or social constructs among older Asians or their caregivers.