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Quah, Stella R

Adjunct Professor

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Professor Quah (PhD, NUS; M.Sc, Florida State University; B.A., Colombia National University) is an adjunct Professor in the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS. Her areas of research are medical sociology, family sociology and public policy. Among her published studies as Principal Investigator are the impact of individuals’ physical and mental illnesses on their families, on family caregiving and on the health care system; cross-national analysis of the burden of illicit psychoactive drugs on individuals and governments’ responses to the problems of addiction and trafficking; the governance of epidemics; utilisation of biomedical health services and indigenous healing practices; self-medication; population health attitudes and health-related behaviour; analyses of socio-cultural factors in infectious diseases, heart disease and cancer and public health education. 

 

Professor Quah’s areas of research are health sociology, family sociology and public policy. Among her published studies as Principal Investigator are the impact of individuals’ physical and mental illnesses on their families, on family caregiving, and on the health care system; cross-national analysis of the burden of illicit psychoactive drugs on individuals and governments’ responses to the problems of addiction and trafficking; the governance of epidemics; utilization of biomedical health services and indigenous healing practices; self-medication; population health attitudes and health-related behavior; analyses of socio-cultural factors in infectious diseases, heart disease and cancer; and public health education (full list of publications available at (https://stellarquah.wixsite.com/sociologicalresearch).

Selected Publications


Quah, Stella R. (2018) “Disability, Illness and Health Risks: Public Health and Epidemiology Approaches”, Elsevier Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, 1-13.  DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.66190-1  

Malhotra R., Chei CL, Menon, EB, Chow WL, Quah S, Chan A, Ajay S, Matchar DB (2018) “Trajectories of positive aspects of caregiving among family caregivers of stroke-survivors: the differential impact of stroke-survivor disability”, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1080/10749357.2018.1455369   

Quah, Stella R. (2017) “Health-related stigma” International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd ed. Oxford: Academic Press, 3: 508-511. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128036785001971

Quah, Stella R. (2017) “Historical and socio-cultural context of psychoactive substance use”, International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd ed. Oxford: Academic Press, 4: 1-4. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128036785004215

Quah, Stella R. (2017) “Social dimensions of epidemics”, International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd ed. Oxford: Academic Press, 6: 562-568. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128036785005099

Quah, Stella R. (2017) “Illicit psychoactive substance use and Harm Prevention” International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd ed. Oxford: Academic Press, 4: 157-181. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012803678500521X

Quah, Stella R. (2016) “Partnership: The missing link in the process of de-institutionalization of mental health care”, International Journal of Health Services, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020731415614512

Quah, Stella R. (2014) “Caring for persons with schizophrenia at home: Examining the link between family caregivers’ role distress and quality of life,” Sociology of Health and Illness, 36, 4: 596-612, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12091