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TAI Bee Choo


  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Primary)
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Joint)

Research Areas:

  • Competing risks and correlated multiple failure time data
  • Design and analysis of clinical trials, medication non-compliance

Teaching Areas:

  • Basic and Advanced Biostatistics
  • Design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (1985); National University of Singapore
  • Graduate Diploma in Statistics (1991); The Institute of Statisticians, United Kingdom
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Statistics (1995); London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • MSc Medical Statistics (with distinction) (1995); London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London
  • PhD Medical Statistics (2005); University of London

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • Elected Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society (UK) since 1997

Career History:

  • Lecturer in Business Statistics (1989 - 1994); Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Biostatistician (1995 - 1997); National University Medical Institute, National University of Singapore
  • Senior Medical Statistician (1997 - 2003); National Medical Research Council, Clinical Trials & Epidemiology Research Unit,
  • Singapore
  • Research Fellow (2003 - 2007); Centre for Molecular Epidemiology; Dept of Community, Occupational & Family Medicine,
  • National University of Singapore
  • Associate Professor (2007 - Present); Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Administrative Leadership:

  • Head, Biostatistics Core (2008 - Present); NUHS Investigational Medicine Unit
  • Member of Master of Clinical Investigation Academic Committee (2007 - 2013); Division of Graduate Medical Studies, National University of Singapore
  • Module co-ordinator, Master of Public Health and Master of Clinical Investigation Progammes, 2007 - Present

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Member of NMRC NIG Scientific Review Panel, 2012 - Present
  • Consultant to Health Sciences Authority, Vigilance and Compliance Branch in the Surveillance and Pharmacogenomics Initiative for Adverse Drug Reactions (SAPhIRE) project, 2015 - Present
  • Affiliate, National University Cancer Institute, 2014 - Present

Major Publications:

  • Tai BC, Machin D (2014). Regression Methods for Medical Research. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Ang PS, Chen ZJ, Chan CL, Tai BC (2016). Data mining spontaneous adverse drug events for safety signals in Singapore. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, vol 7: 1-8.
  • Tai BC, Chen ZJ, Machin D (2015). Estimating sample size in the presence of competing risks - cause-specific hazard or cumulative incidence approach? Stat Methods Med Res. 2015 Dec 27. pii: 0962280215623107
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Associate Professor
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Email ephtbc@nus.edu.sg


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