Sharon Sung is an Assistant Professor at the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Department of Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health and Senior Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Asst Prof Sung earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She received specialty training in cognitive behavioral therapy at Columbia University Medical Center and the American Institute of Cognitive Therapy in New York City. Prior to moving to Singapore, she held faculty positions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.
Her research is focused on improving the identification and treatment of patients with mood and anxiety disorders. She has published numerous peer reviewed articles, editorials and book chapters, as well as a practitioner guide entitled 10-Minute CBT: Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Strategies Into Your Practice. Recent NMRC-funded projects include a study to improve screening for panic disorder in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital and a multi-site randomised controlled trial to evaluate a stepped care intervention for emergency medicine patients with panic-related anxiety.