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 Director of the Centre of Ageing Research & Education at Duke-NUS. Dr Chan received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles and completed a US National Institute of Aging Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan.

She has published widely on aging issues in leading international journals and is co-author of a book titled Ageing in SIngapore: Service Needs & the State (Routledge, 2006) and Co-Editor of Ultra-low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues (Routledge, 2009). Her current research investigates the relationship between agng and various physical and mental health outcomes including; healthy life expectancy, caregiving, productive aging, and long term care service utilization.


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

Chan A., Matchar D.B., Tsao M.A., Harding S., Chiu C-T., Tay B., Raman P., Pietryla Z., Klein M.K., Haldane V.E. 2015. “Self-Care for Older People (SCOPE): A cluster randomized controlled trial of self-care training and health outcomes in low-income elderly in Singapore.” Contemporary Clinical Trials Vol. 41 pp313-324

Malhotra, R., Haaland, B.A., Chei, C-L., Chan, A., Malhotra, C. and Matchar, D. 2015. “Presence of and correction for interviewer error on an instrument assessing cognitive function of older adults.” Geriatrics Gerontology International Vol.15 pp372-380

Do, Y.K, Wu, T., and Chan, A.2014. “Intention to re-enter the labour force among older male Singaporeans: Does health status matter?” Journal of Population Ageing Published online: 9 Oct 2014 doi: 10.1007/s12062-014-9105-8
Wee, S.L., Yong, J., Yong, Chong, W.F., Raman, P. and Chan, A. 2014. “Singaporeans’ Perceptions of and Attitudes Toward Long-term Care Services” Qualitative Health Research Published online:8 September 2014 doi: 10.1177/1049732314549812

Wee, S.L., Liu, C., Goh, S-N., Chong, W.F., Aravindhan, A., Chan, A. 2014. “Determinants of use of community-based long-term care services.” Research Letter. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 62 (9) pp. 1801-1803

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