A/Prof Wong Mee Lian MBBS, MPH, MD, FFPH
Mee Lian Wong is Associate Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS). She received her medical degree (MBBS) and Master of Public Health from the University of Malaya, and her Doctor of Medicine from NUS. She is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, United Kingdom. Her current research interests include behavioural research on diabetes and cancer screening; adolescent health; and design and evaluation of health promotion and STI /HIV prevention programmes in vulnerable groups. Her work on behavioural interventions has been recognized in a number of awards, including the Wilf Howe Memorial Prize, Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom for outstanding innovative intervention in HIV/STI prevention among sex workers with demonstrable health benefits; the Red Ribbon Award by Action for AIDS, Singapore for translational research in HIV/STI prevention; Lifetime Achievement Award in Health Promotion and STI Control by Venus International Foundation, India; and the Rockefeller Foundation’s (US) Reflections on Development Fellowship award for her research on Women in Health and Community Development. Mee Lian has previously served as Assistant Dean at the Yong Loo School of Medicine, NUS, and Programme Director of the National Preventive Medicine Residency Programme, Singapore.
A/Prof Konstadina Griva
Pro-Tem Vice President
Associate Professor Konstadina Griva [MSC (Kings College London & University College London, UK) PhD (University College London, UK)] is an Associate Professor of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to this appointment, she has served as an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore (2007-2017). She is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Health Sciences, City University of London, UK and the Jockey School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China.
A health services researcher, A/Prof Griva has a strong track record in extramural funding and in initiating and leading collaborative research projects. Studies are ongoing in a range of long-term conditions including diabetes, kidney disease, obesity, rheumatologic disease, and cancer.
She has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2014, and has been delivering communication and motivational interviewing training services, since 2005, within the health and social care, and education sector, both in Singapore and internationally. She is most interested in designing and implementing sustainable motivational interviewing initiatives within health organizations to improve care, patient engagement and working environment for care teams.
Dr Wong Chen Seong
MBBS, MRCP(UK), FAMS
Dr Wong Chen Seong is a Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He received his medical training at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and gained Membership to the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (Chapter of Infectious Diseases Physicians).
He is the Deputy Director of the National HIV Programme, and the Director of the NCID HIV Clinical Programme. He is actively involved in HIV clinical care and research, with interests in the sociobehavioural determinants of HIV/STI, HIV/STI prevention, HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), innovations in HIV service delivery such as telemedicine, as well as HIV and ageing and co-morbidity.
He is also actively involved in both undergraduate and post-graduate medical education and training, and is a Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, as well as an Associate Programme Director of the National Healthcare Group Internal Medicine Residency Programme.
Mr Rayner Tan
BSocSci, PhD Candidate
Rayner Kay Jin Tan is a Ph.D. candidate of Public Health at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. He is a recipient of the The Courage Fund Ph.D. (Infectious Disease) scholarship. He was trained as a sociologist and was conferred a Bachelor in Social Science (summa cum laude) from Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore. He was the DBS Bank School Valedictorian in Social Sciences and was awarded the SMU CIRCLE Award, Helen Chua Chin Xiang Best Senior Thesis in Sociology, and Ho See Beng Excellence Award (top sociology graduate) for the SMU graduating class of 2016. In his tenure at SMU, he was also conferred the Professor Tan Teck Meng Endeavour Award, Luxasia VIE Award, Ho See Beng Scholarship (Social Sciences), and the Standard Chartered Best First Year Business Student Award.
His current research focuses on the social epidemiology of HIV among men who have sex with men in Singapore, and his ongoing thesis investigates the associations between measures of stigma on HIV/STI testing and other sexual health-seeking behaviours. His broader research interests are rooted in sociological paradigms that revolve about the themes of health, gender, and deviance.
Dr Feng Lei
Pro-Tem Committee Member
Chairman, Scientific Meeting
Dr Feng Lei received his medical and psychiatric trainings in Shandong, China and obtained his PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009. He has worked as a lecturer of medical psychology at Weifang Medical University in Shandong province, China from 2000 to 2004, where he also provided counselling and psychotherapy services. He received research training on social neuroscience and neuroimaging at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge in 2013 and conducted visiting research on cognitive aging at the Aging Research Center (ARC), Karolinska Institute (KI) in 2016. Dr Feng is currently a Principal Investigator and Research Assistant Professor at Department of Psychological Medicine, NUS. His primary research interest is the epidemiology and prevention of dementia and cognitive decline in late life. He also conducts research on nutrition, age-related biomarkers and oxytocin. Lei has been involved in aging research for over 15 years. He has authored or coauthored 100 research publications and has received S$3 million in research grant funding as the PI. Lei is an associated editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease and a member of editorial board of the Journal of the Prevention of Alzheimer’ disease.