Sung Pildoo

Research Fellow


Contact: 66017522

A sociologist, Dr. Pildoo Sung has been studying whether and to what extent social roles and relationships influence health and well-being, applying advanced quantitative methods to various multinational and panel survey data. At CARE, Pildoo is involved in multiple projects in need of complex data analysis, including the Centre’s longitudinal survey on older Singaporeans (THE SIGNS Study) and the evaluation of a community-based Dementia Care System (Cognition). Pildoo Sung received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the National University of Singapore.


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Research interest:

1. Dynamics in social networks, social support, and social engagement among older adults and their implications for health and well-being.

2. Stress, needs, coping, and mental well-being among caregivers

3. Social capital and health in comparative perspectives

Sung, Pildoo, Nawal Hashim, Rahul Malhotra, and Angelique Chan. 2022. “Met and Unmet Needs of Cognitively Impaired Older Adults and Burden and Benefits of Their Caregivers.” Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders. Accepted.

Pei-Chun Ko and Pildoo Sung. 2022 “The Negative Impact of Adult Children’s Marital Dissolution on Older Parents’ Mental Health in South Korea.” The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. gbac056.

Sung, Pildoo, Rahul Malhotra, Grand H.-L. Cheng, and Angelique Chan. 2022. “Transition in Social Network Types over Time among Older Adults.” Gerontology.

Son, Joonmo and Pildoo Sung. 2022. “Does a Reciprocal Relationship Exist Between Formal and Informal Social Engagement and Depression in Later Life?Aging & Mental health.

Cheng, Grand H. L., Pildoo Sung, Angelique Chan, Stefan Ma, and Rahul Malhotra. 2022. “Transitions between Social Network Profiles and Their Relation with All-Cause Mortality among Older Adults.” Social Science & Medicine 292:114617.

Sung, Pildoo, Goh Shi Min Veronica, Nur Diyana Binte Azman, Abhijit Visaria, and Rahul Malhotra. 2021. “Types of Caregiving Experience and Their Association with Caregiver Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life.” Journal of Aging and Health, 08982643211051568.

Sung, Pildoo and Joonmo Son. 2020. "In-Group Trust and Self-Rated Health in East Asia Using Quadri-National Survey Data." International Journal of Comparative Sociology 61(1):27-58.

Sung, Pildoo. 2021. “Buffering Function.” Pp. 1-4 in Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. edited by D. Gu and M. E. Dupre. Chan: Springer International Publishing.