Centre for Quantitative Medicine

Program Aims/Objectives

Quantitative scientists ensure that studies are appropriately designed, analyzed and reported so as to accurately answer the question of interest.  The Centre for Quantitative Medicine (CQM) is an academic home consisting of quantitative scientists that strives to bring biomedical research and the quantitative science communities together. This partnership will improve the quality of biomedical research carried out in Singapore.  

CQM also provides a network for quantitative scientists to interact with other colleagues in their same line of work.  The nature of quantitative work can sometimes create relatively isolated work environments.  CQM helps overcome this isolation and gives quantitative scientists the opportunity to better connect with other like-minded individuals.

Programme Contents and Elements

Quantitative Medicine Forum

CQM sponsors a monthly Quantitative Medicine Forum with invited guest speakers. The forum is typically scheduled on the third Thursday of the month during lunch-time. Topics are usually quantitative in nature, but audiences have ranged from quantitative professionals to clinicians. After the talks, VAPs are created and uploaded onto the website (VAP Library). Please see past and future talks below (Past Events). 

Biostatistics Forum

CQM sponsors Biostatistics Forums from time to time on an ad-hoc basis.  The topics can be somewhat technical in nature.  These are geared towards biostatisticians.  Please see past and future talks below.(Past Events). 

Software Training Workshops

CQM faculty and associates run regular software training courses.  The materials for these courses are vetted by independent faculty and tested before administered to participants.  The courses are usually held in a computer lab for the whole day, with participants provided with a computer and software loaded for hands-on practice.  These courses are very popular, and priority is set for AMRI members. 


Year 3 Medical Students Quantitative and Clinical Mentoring


Weekly MS-III student meetings: selected CQM faculty team meet with third year medical students who are performing clinical and health services research projects.  CQM faculty typically team up with clinician mentors to form a mentoring team for each student. 

Khoo Scholars Program

Weekly Khoo Clinical Scholar meetings: CQM faculty is matched with Khoo Clinician Scholars to support the development of their research proposal. 

Deciphering the Medical Literature

Duke-NUS medical students in their third year will take a course Deciphering the Medical Literature (DML) lead by CQM faculty. 

Past Events: QMF Seminars

14 May 2015Does Obesity Start in the Womb? Challenges and Pitfalls in Lifecourse EpidemiologyProf. Michael Kramer
8 Apr 2015Epidemiology in IndustryDr Sumitra Shantakumar
Click here for the full list of QMF Seminars

Past Events: Biostatistics Forum


14 Jul 15How Not to Analyse and Present DataA/Prof. Arul Earnest
3 Apr 15Statistical Signficance - Bane of ScienceProf. John Carlin
6 Jan 15Conditional Autoregressive Models for Geographically Sparse OutcomesA/Prof. Arul Earnest
7 Nov 14Optimization via SMART Methodology with Applications to Implementation of Depression Treatments and Behavioral Interventional TechnologyProf. Ken Cheung
13 Oct 14An Emprirical Bayesian Approach to Intergrate GWAS with Gene Expressions from Multiple TissuesDr. Jin Liu
10 Oct 14Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs and Surrograte Endpoints to Improve the Treatment of TuberculosisDr. Patrick Philips
8 Oct 14A Novel Design for Phase I Cancer Vaccine TrialsDr. Chenguang Wang
4 Apr 14Multiple Imputation for Missing Data - Powerful but not MagicalProf. John Carlin
19 Mar 14Functional Feature Construction for Personalized Treatment RegimesDr. Eric Laber
26 Feb 14Reproducibility of Science: P-values and MultiplicityProf. Jim Berger
8 Jan 2014Design of Implementation Studies for Qualit Improvement Programs: An Effective/Cost-Effectiveness FrameworkDr. Ken Cheung
31 Oct 2013Causal Inference and Propensity Score AnalysisDr. Wei Pan
20 Sep 2013Case Studies in Bayesian BiostatisticsProf. Kerrie Mengersen
18 Sep 2013Bayesian Biostatistics: Methods, Computation and ApplicationProf. Kerrie Mengersen
4 Jul 2013The ASCERT Study: Comparative Effectiveness Research in the REAL WORLDProf. Elizabeth Ray Delong
3 Jul 2013Moving Toward More Informative and Efficient Clinical TrialsProf. Elizabeth Ray Delong
8 Apr 2013 New Research Directions in Computer Experiments: Clustered DesignsDr. Selden B Crary



Who can apply for CQM membership? 

All quantitative scientists in Singapore are eligible to be considered for membership. 

Do we have to pay any membership fees?

No, there are no membership fees. CQM is supported by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. 

How will CQM help me in my research? 

CQM provides a wealth of expertise in quantitative research in Singapore into one organization. CQM can help you identify quantitative collaborators as well as provide mentoring services for biostatisticians/epidemiologists. 

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Member Profiles

Head, Centre for Quantitative Medicine

Chakraborty, Bibhas , Assistant Professor

Faculty Members

Allen, John Carson , Assistant Professor
Bautista, Dianne Carrol Tan , Assistant Professor
Chan, Edwin , Associate Professor
Cheng, Ching Yu , Associate Professor
Cheung, Yin Bun , Professor
Gao, Fei , Associate Professor
Ghosh, Palash , Instructor
Li, Jia Liang , Associate Professor
Liu, Jin , Assistant Professor
Nadkarni, Nivedita Vikas , Assistant Professor
Saffari, Seyed Ehsan , Instructor
Siddiqui, Fahad Javaid , Assistant Professor
Tan, Say Beng , Associate Professor

Adjunct Faculty Members

Chow, Shein-Chung , Adjunct Professor
Haaland, Benjamin , Adjunct Assistant Professor
Koh, Tong San , Adjunct Associate Professor
Li, HuiHua , Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lu, Qing Shu , Adjunct Assistant Professor
Shantakumar, Sumitra , Adjunct Assistant Professor
Shi, Luming , Adjunct Assistant Professor
Yang, Yong , Adjunct Assistant Professor

Associate Members

Acharyya, Sanchalika , Associate
Fook, Stephanie , Associate
Gandhi, Mihir , Associate
Ganguly, Rehena , Associate
Lye, Weng Kit , Associate
Wei, Yuan , Associate