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Duke-NUS Medical School

Paul Pronyk

Director, Centre for Outbreak Preparedness, Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr Paul Pronyk is an infectious disease physician and global health specialist with 25 years of low- and middle-income country experience. He is the Director of the Duke-NUS Centre for Outbreak Preparedness, and holds a parallel position with the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute as Deputy Director, Global Programmes and Research.

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Wang Linfa

Professor, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School

Prof Wang is a Professor in the Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Medical School and the inaugural Executive Director of the Programme for Research in Epidemic Preparedness and Response (PREPARE), Singapore. He is one of the world’s leading experts in zoonotic diseases, bat immunology and pathogen discovery.

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Gavin James Smith

Programme Director, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr Gavin Smith is the Programme Director and Professor in the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. Prof Smith’s research integrates ideas from a number of scientific fields, including evolutionary genetics, virology, ecology, and infectious disease epidemiology.

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John CW Lim

Executive Director, Centre of Regulatory Excellence, Duke-NUS Medical School

Professor John Lim is founding Executive Director of the Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) at the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School (Duke-NUS), inaugural Chairman of the Consortium for Clinical Research & Innovation Singapore (CRIS), Senior Advisor at Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH), and Policy Core Lead at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI).

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Silke Vogel

Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Studies (PhD and Accredited Programs), Duke-NUS Medical School

Associate Professor Silke Vogel is Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (PhD and Accredited Programs) at the Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS) Medical School, Deputy Director of the Duke-NUS Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) and Head of the Duke-NUS Centre for Lifelong Learning

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Marcus Ong

Director, Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School

Prof Ong is a Senior Consultant, Director of Research, and Clinician Scientist, at the Department of Emergency Medicine in Singapore General Hospital. He is also the Director of Health Services Research Center (HSRC), Singapore Health Services; Professor and Director, Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR), Duke-NUS Medical School. Prof Ong also serves as Medical Director, Unit for Prehospital Emergency Care (UPEC) and Senior Consultant, Ministry of Health, Hospital Services Division.

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Nicholas Graves

Deputy Director, Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School

Prof Graves is the Deputy Director of the Programme in Health Services & Systems Research at Duke-NUS and the SingHealth Duke-NUS Health Services Research Institute. His areas of knowledge include health economics, health services research, decision making and cost-effectiveness.

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SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

Tan Hiang Khoon

Director, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

Clinical Associate Professor Tan Hiang Khoon is the Director of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI), and the Group Director of the International Collaboration Office (ICO), SingHealth.

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Vijaya Rao

Deputy Director, Clinical Health Systems Programme, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

Ms Vijaya Rao is the Director of International Collaboration Office (ICO), SingHealth, and Deputy Director (Clinical Health Systems Programme), SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and Health Administration with over 25 years of experience in areas such as healthcare policy and planning, community healthcare management, applied social service and more.

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Jonas Karlström

Innovation Science Core Lead, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

Dr Jonas Karlström is a Swedish MD trained in pediatrics and a global health professional with more than 12 years of experience in health innovation, health, international development, policy and global health. Before joining SDGHI, Dr Karlström worked in various positions of UNICEF Health and Innovation programming.

 

Shreya Agoramurthy

Research and Programme Associate, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

Shreya is an early career global health professional currently supporting the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute’s research and policy departments and their newly launched regional outbreak preparedness programmes. She completed her MPH with a specialisation in Global Health from Imperial College London in 2020 and has a keen interest on equity building initiatives that address the social determinants of health.

 

Khoo Yoong Khean

Scientific Officer, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

Dr Khoo Yoong Khean (MBBS, MBA) is a Scientific Officer in the Singhealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI) and the Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), Duke-NUS Medical School. He is a medical doctor by training with experience in various medical specialities, clinical data analysis and humanitarian aid.

 

A*Star

Sebastian Maurer-Stroh

Executive Director, A*STAR Bioinformatics Institute

Dr Sebastian Maurer-Stroh is the Executive Director of the A*STAR Bioinformatics Institute (BII) since 2021, and has been leading a group of experts in protein sequence analysis as a senior principal investigator in BII since 2007. His protein function analysis skills are supporting A*STAR's efforts at the public-private interface and through computational analysis and modelling his team is critically contributing to national and global viral pathogen surveillance, notably with the GISAID initiative.

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Mak Tze Minn, Sandy

Senior Post-doctoral Research Fellow, A*STAR Bioinformatics Institute

As a Senior Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Bioinformatics Institute (BII), Sandy is involved in tracking SARS-CoV-2 phylogeny and curating reports for the ASEAN region. She has prior experience in laboratory public health, where her work included developing Next-Generation Sequencing workflows for Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 surveillance and outbreak investigations.

 

NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Teo Yik Ying

Dean, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Professor Yik-Ying Teo is the Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore. He is presently a member on the Council of Scientists for the International Human Frontier Science Program, as well as a governing board member of the Regional Centre for Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network for Southeast Asia.

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Li Yang Hsu

Vice Dean of Global Health, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Li Yang is an infectious diseases physician who has spent the past decade researching and treating patients with antibiotic-resistant bacterial and invasive fungal infections. He is currently Vice Dean of Global Health and Programme Leader of Infectious Diseases at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.

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NUS – Global health law and governance

Ayelet Berman

Adjunct Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law

Dr. Ayelet Berman is adjunct assistant professor at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law (CIL), where she is a member of the Investment Law and Policy Programme. Before joining CIL, she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

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