Teo Eng Ai Irene

Clinical Assistant Professor


Contact: 66015145

Irene Teo is an Assistant Professor at the Lien Centre for Palliative Care and the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS.  Her background is in clinical health psychology and she is trained as a researcher and clinician.  A/Professor Teo’s research and clinical interests include coping and adjustment to emotional distress and disease symptoms (e.g., pain, fatigue) in the areas of oncology.  She joined Duke-NUS Medical School in 2015 and has focused her time in development of psychosocial interventions aimed at alleviating distress for patients and their families.  She is a recipient of several small grants including that from the Singapore National Medical Research Council and Singapore Cancer Society.

  1. Teo I, Vilardaga JP, Tan YP, Winger J, Cheung YB, Yang GMJ, Finkelstein EA, Shelby RA, Kamal AH, Kimmick G, Somers TJ. 2019. A feasible and acceptable multicultural psychosocial intervention targeting symptom management in the context of advanced breast cancer. Psycho-oncology. In press.
  2. Teo, I., Krishnan, A., & Lee, G.L. (2019). Psychosocial interventions for advanced cancer patients: A systematic review. Psycho-oncology, 28(7), 1394-1407.
  3. Teo, I., Baid, D., Ozdemir, S., Malhotra, C., Singh, R., Harding, R., ... & Finkelstein, E.A. (2019). Family caregivers of advanced cancer patients: self-perceived competency and meaning-making. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001979