Angelique Chan

Dr Angelique Chan holds joint appointments as Associate Professor in the Signature Program in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS and the Department of Sociology, NUS. She is currently Director of Research and Interim Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. She is also Director of the Tsao Ageing Research Initiative at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.
Dr Chan received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1995 and a NIA Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan. She joined the Department of Sociology at NUS in 1997 where she introduced the first ageing research undergraduate module in the Department of Sociology, Sociology of the Life Course and Ageing.
Dr Chan’s research interests lie in ageing and health, intergenerational transfers, living arrangements and retirement. She is currently running a randomized control trial on chronic disease management funded by the Ministry of Education and a Randomized Controlled Trial to encourage aging in place for frail elderly. She is also Principal Investigator of a national survey of Singapore caregivers of older adults with disabilities funded by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth, and Sports. She is co-investigator of a RCT on falls prevention in the Singapore community funded by AIC. Her international work includes working with partners from China, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the UK and USA on caregiving, long term health financing, and disability transitions. She has published widely on ageing issues in international journals and is co-author of a book titled Ageing in Singapore: Service Needs and the State. She has performed consultancy work for government organizations such as the Ministry of Community Development, Youth, and Sports, Ministry of Health, the United Nations, Temasek Foundation, and the World Bank.


Office: Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, 8 College Road, #05-04
Tel: 6516-5685
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Recent Publications

Malhotra C, Malhotra R, Matchar DB, Østbye T, Chan A. 2012. “Depressive symptoms among informal caregivers of older adults: Insights from the Singapore Informal Care Survey.” International Psychogeriatrics. DOI: 10.1017/S1041610212000324

Malhotra R., Chan A., Østbye T. 2012. “Validity of proxy-reported weight for older adults.” (Research letter). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 60(1):189-190 DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03736.x

Chan A, Malhotra C, Do Young Kyung, Malhotra R, Østbye T. 2011.“Self Reported pain severity among multiethnic older Singaporeans: Does adjusting for reporting heterogeneity matter?” European Journal of Pain 15 (10):1094-1099. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpain.2011.05.006

Chan A, Zimmer Z, Saito Y. 2011. “Gender Differentials in Disability and Mortality Transitions: The Case of Older Adults in Japan.” Journal of Aging and Health 2011; pp 1-24. Available online: 8 June 2011

Chan A, Malhotra C, Woo I M H, Goh C R. 2011. “Caregiver burden for terminally ill patients among the Chinese in Singapore.” In Wing-Cheong Chan (Ed.) Singapore’s Ageing Population: Managing Healthcare and End of Life Decisions. New York: Routledge