Symposium on Health Econometrics and quantitative health research

Jointly Organised by:

Health Research Cluster, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Centre for Health Policy and Management



8 August 2011




Cluny & Dalvey Seminar Rooms, NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House, 9 Kent Ridge Drive, S(119241)


Conference Chairs and Organising Committee: Associate Professor Tilak Abeysinghe (Department of Economics, NUS), Dr Jeremy Fox (Centre for Health Policy and Management), Dr Therese Leung (Centre for Health Policy and Management) and Damien Huang (Health Research Cluster, FASS)

About the Symposium:

Quantitative analyses on health related issues are carried out by researchers in various fields, different statistical techniques are used, but in Singapore there has not been much interaction among these groups despite the emergence of a number of health research outfits. The proposed inaugural meeting on quantitative health research aims to bring together some foreign and local experts to a Singapore audience and provide a flavor of different quantitative methods used in their health research fields. The objective is not only to learn from each other on quantitative methods but also to disseminate new research findings and generate more interest in health research in Singapore.

Invited Speakers (tentative):
  • Professor Edward Norton (University of Michigan School of Public Health)
  • Professor Carl Thomson (Department of Health Sciences, University of York UK)
  • Associate Professor Xueyan Zhao (Department of Economics, Monash University)
  • Assistant Professor Anita Wagner (Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Institute, and Visiting Associate Research Professor, Centre for Health Policy and Management, NUS))
  • Assistant Professor Felix Elwert (Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Associate Professor Eric Finkelstein (Health Services & Systems Research, Duke-NUS)
  • Dr Gerald Koh (Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, NUS)


Registration for the event is free of charge and will include meals throughout the event.

However, a no-show charge of $30 will be imposed to cover costs of event organisation.

Please direct all queries and registration (Name, Affiliation and Contact details) to


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