Dr Clarence Tam
BSc MSc PhD
I hold MSc and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. I was Clinical Scientist (Epidemiology) at Public Health England (formerly the Health Protection Agency) before moving full-time to LSHTM in 2006. Currently, I hold parallel appointments at LSHTM and the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. I am Editor-in-Chief of Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, an Open Access epidemiology journal published by Biomed Central.
I currently teach on Vaccinology for Clinical and Public Health Practice, a short course run jointly by LSHTM and the National University of Singapore.
My research group currently focuses on the epidemiology and transmission of a range of infectious diseases using classical, molecular and social network approaches. Our work includes studies to understand the network of food supply to hawker centres in Singapore; use of electronic health records to understand the relationship between in-hospital patient movements and risk of MRSA colonisation; measure transmissibility of MRSA in households; measure the burden and aetiology of influenza and other respiratory viruses in childcare centres; measuring high-resolution contact patterns in relation to influenza transmission in closed environments; assessing dengue burden and transmissibility; understanding public perception of vaccines and antimicrobial resistance.
To learn more about our current projects, see blog.nus.edu.sg/singaporesling
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