Singapore

Partners focusing on emerging infectious diseases in Asia

DGHI's primary partner in Singapore is the National University of Singapore (NUS), which together with Duke and SingHealth launched the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI) in 2019. DGHI and SDGHI seek to develop collaborations, leverage strengths, and build upon research and education priorities with partner institutions.

Collaborations with Duke-NUS have led to research initiatives on the epidemiology and transmission of emerging infectious diseases in Asia; innovative health systems strengthening research in the areas of noncommunicable disease epidemiology, health and the elderly; the use of incentives to reduce obesity; and clinical practice improvement. Duke’s School of Medicine and Duke-NUS continue to collaborate to develop innovative ways to deliver medical education.

Key Faculty

Linfa Wang

Linfa Wang

Professor & Director, Emerging Infectious Diseases Program

Partners

  • Duke-NUS Medical School
  • SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute
  • Duke Kunshan University
     

Duke Entities

Schools:

  • School of Medicine (Community and Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology)

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