Dr Chetna MALHOTRA

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: M.B.B.S., M.D. (Community Medicine), M.P.H
Office No. : (65) 6516 5692

Office Email: chetna.malhotra@duke-nus.edu.sg

Brief Biography:

Dr Malhotra is an Assistant Professor at Lien Centre for Palliative Care and Program in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. She is a medically trained epidemiologist. She is interested in research to improve the delivery of palliative care services for patients with advanced serious illnesses in Singapore. She is also leading studies that focus on understanding and meeting end-of-life care preferences of patients and their caregivers, and improving quality of communication between patients and physicians. She has extensive experience in conducting survey-research, cohort studies, trials and secondary data analysis.

Dr-Chetna-MALHOTRA 

Affiliations:

  • Assistant Professor in Lien Centre for Palliative Care (primary)
  • Assistant Professor in Program in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore (Primary)

Research Areas:

  • Patient preferences for end of life care
  • Patient-physician communication at end of life
  • Advance care planning

Teaching Areas:

  • Health Services Research

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • MBBS (2002) Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, University of Rajasthan, India
  • MD (2004) Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India
  • MPH (2007) School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, USA,

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • Best Oral Paper Award in the Health Services & Systems Research Category conferred at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Congress 2010, Singapore
  • Outstanding presentation award Asia-Pacific Conference of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Singapore, 6-8 January 2014
  • First prize for oral presentation at the Singapore Palliative Care Conference, Singapore, 28-29 June 2014.
  • First prize for poster presentation conferred at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Congress 2014, Singapore, 5-6 September 2014.

Career History:

  • Senior Resident, Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India (2005-2006)
  • Research Fellow, Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS (2008-2010)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Health Services and Systems Research (2011-2012)

Administrative Leadership:

  • HSSR PhD course coordinator (2018-present)