CQM high res transparent


To be a centre of excellence in the quantitative sciences, for improving lives through biomedical research.


To lead and support scientific research, collaboration and education in quantitative sciences, so as to achieve excellence.

Programme Contents and Elements

PhD in Quantitative Biology and Medicine (QBM)

CQM and Centre for Computational Biology (CCB), Duke-NUS, jointly offer a PhD programme in Quantitative Biology and Medicine (QBM). The programme distinguishes itself from others by focusing on design and analytic issues in modern biomedical and health care research and preparing researchers to take their skills to advance medicine. Students in the Biostatistics and Health Data Science concentration of the programme  will complete their training in CQM.

Research Areas

CQM faculty members are engaged in research on methodological issues. Major areas of methodological research include: Adaptive clinical trial designs and dynamic treatment regimes, Analysis of high dimensional data, including microarray, genome-wide association studies, and next generation sequencing (NGS), Analysis of time-to-event, recurrent event, and censored biomedical data, Diagnostic medicine, Measurement of quality of life and health utilities, Longitudinal data analysis, and Pharmacovigilance. Major therapeutic areas include: Cardiometabolic Disorders, Cancer, Infectious Diseases, Maternal and Child Health, and Ophthalmology.

Quantitative Medicine Forum

CQM sponsors a Quantitative Medicine Forum with invited guest speakers. The forum is typically scheduled during lunch-time. Topics include innovative development or application of quantitative methods to solve problems in clinical, epidemiological and health services research. Audiences have ranged from quantitative professionals to clinicians and public health professionals.

Software Training Workshops

CQM faculty and invited researchers run software training courses. The courses are usually held in a computer lab for the whole day, with participants provided with a computer and software loaded for hands-on practice. These courses are very popular, and priority is set for participants from academia and public hospitals

Year 3 Medical Students Quantitative and Clinical Mentoring

Weekly MS-III student meetings: selected CQM faculty team meet with third year medical students who are performing clinical and health services research projects.  CQM faculty typically team up with clinician mentors to form a mentoring team for each student. 

Khoo Scholars Programme

Weekly Khoo Clinical Scholar meetings: CQM faculty is matched with Khoo Clinician Scholars to support the development of their research proposal. 

Research Methods and Analysis

Duke-NUS medical students in their third year take the course ‘Research Methods and Analysis (RMA)’ lead by CQM faculty.

Research Methodology Clinic

CQM holds Research Methodology Clinics to provide advice and guidance on study design, statistical analysis, research grant applications and scientific publications for the research community.  The clinics, which focus on addressing your queries regarding the planning and analysis of research studies, are run by biostatisticians and epidemiologists with extensive experience in their field and are in constant collaboration work with clinicians and researchers. It is free of charge. If you are interested, please contact Ms Sivagami D/O Subramaniam siva.subramaniam@duke-nus.edu.sg.