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COOK Alex R

Affiliations:

  • Vice Dean (Research) and Domain Leader (Biostatistics & Modelling), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Primary)
  • Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and the Program in Health Services and Systems Research at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Joint)

Research Areas:

  • Infectious disease modelling
  • Chronic disease modelling
  • Health economic and policy modelling
  • Biostatistics
  • Global Health

Teaching Areas:

  • Biostatistics

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • PhD Statistics (Heriot-Watt University, UK, for research at Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland)
  • BSc (hons) 1st class in Statistics, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • 2009 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Science, NUS
  • 2011 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Science, NUS
  • 2013 Inspiring Research Mentor Award, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
  • 2014 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS and National University Health System
  • 2014 Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS

Career History:

  • 2005-2008: Postdoctoral research associate, Heriot-Watt University, UK and Visiting scholar, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2013-2015: Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS College, NUS
  • 2008-2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS
  • 2011-2015: Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
  • 2011-2015: Assistant Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS

Administrative Leadership:

  • Vice Dean (Research), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
  • Domain Leader (Biostatistics and Modelling Domain), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Communicable Disease Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
  • Environmental Health Institute, National Environment Agency, Singapore
  • Biodefence Centre, Singapore Armed Forces

Selected Publications:

  • Projecting social contact matrices in 152 countries using contact surveys and demographic data. K Prem, AR Cook, M Jit. PLoS computational biology 13 (9), e1005697
  • The Epidemiology of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Asia: A Systematic Review and Analysis. WM Koh, T Bogich, K Siegel, J Jin, EY Chong, CY Tan, MIC Chen, ... The Pediatric infectious disease journal 35 (10), e285
  • Neighbourhood level real-time forecasting of dengue cases in tropical urban Singapore. Y Chen, JHY Ong, J Rajarethinam, G Yap, LC Ng, AR Cook. BMC medicine 16 (1), 129

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Vice Dean (Research) and Domain Leader (Biostatistics & Modelling); Associate Professor
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