Lum Pooi Ming

Assistant Professor


Contact: 66017213

Dr Elaine Lum is Assistant Professor, Health Services & Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School and an Advanced Practice Pharmacist (Australia).

Elaine is an implementation scientist and health services researcher with extensive clinical experience, as well as in quality and safety of health systems, and education/training of healthcare practitioners. Her current work in implementation research focusses on embedding innovations in healthcare — new care pathways, digital health (eHealth, mHealth, healthcare-related AI) — into routine clinical practice and health services.

She is interested in projects that enable people to be healthy and to access a minimum standard of appropriate healthcare, wherever they live and whatever their capacity to pay. She believes in the value and power of collaborating with people of integrity who dare to do things differently and fail fast, to bring about game-changing practices and innovations for better patient care.

Research Interest

  • Implementation science
  • Digital health (eHealth, mHealth, healthcare-related AI)
  • Medication management including antibiotic stewardship

Research Team

Candelyn Yu Pong
Research Assistant

  1. Lum E, Jimenez G, Huang Z, Thai L, Semwal M, Boehm BO, Car J. Decision support and alerts of apps for self-management of blood glucose for type 2 diabetes. Research Letter, JAMA 2019;321(15):1530-1532.
  2. Lum E, Jimenez G, Huang Z, Thai L, Car J. Appropriateness of action prompts for hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes self-management apps. Diabetes Metab Res Rev 2019; e3235.
  3. Huang Z, Lum E, Jimenez G, Semwal M, Sloot P, Car J. Medication management support in diabetes: A systematic assessment of diabetes self-management apps, BMC Medicine 2019;17:127.
  4. Lum EPM, Page K, Whitty JA, Doust J, Graves N. Antibiotic prescribing in primary healthcare: Dominant factors and trade-offs in decision-making. Infection, Disease & Health 2018;23(2):74-86.
  5. Lum EPM, Page K, Nissen L, Doust J, Graves N. Australian consumer perspectives, attitudes and behaviours on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance: A qualitative study with implications for public health policy and practice. BMC Public Health 2017;17:799.
  6. Lum E, van Galen L, Car J. Competency-based training for entrustment in telehealth consultations. Pediatric Clinics of North America [in press — special issue, August 2020].
  7. Lum E, Mitchell C, Coombes I. The competent prescriber: 12 core competencies for safe prescribing.  Australian Prescriber 2013;36:13-6.
  8. Coombes ID, Fernando G, Wickramaratne M, Peters NB, Lynch CB, Lum E, Coombes JA.  Collaborating to develop clinical pharmacy teaching in Sri Lanka.  Pharmacy Education 2013;13(1): 29-35.
  9. Tyagi S, Lum E, Teo A, Thai L, Theng YL, Wangenheim F, Oldenburg B, Quah E, Car J. Carer needs within care ecosystems and global overview of interventions: Scoping review. May 2019. [Commissioned by Ministry of Health, Singapore].
  10. Mitchell C, Cardiff L, Bettenay K, Lum E. Advanced and Extended Pharmacy Practice: An environmental snapshot. Canberra: Australian Pharmacy Council; September 2013. [Commissioned by the Australian Pharmacy Council, Canberra, Australia].