Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER), it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our Centre’s page.

At CIDER, we advocate and promote the need for regional and global partnerships to strengthen biosurveillance system to understand, prevent and mitigate the threats of infectious diseases of concerns. We generate scientific evidence with the main objective to inform national policies and strategies in order to foster healthier communities.

Emerging infections and deliberate biothreats can cause public health emergencies with the potential to kill thousands or millions of people. They not only undermine the health of the general public, but may also compromise the efficacy and quality of patient care in times of emergencies. Ultimately, national economies could be destabilized, and that may also pose a challenge to national security. Aligned with the importance of global health security, there is increasing interest and commitment toward building a “all-hazard” pandemic preparedness plan - a plan that also looks into the sustainability of capabilities and business continuity in countries when epidemic strikes.  

With the emergence and spread of new microbes; globalistion of travel and trade; rise of drug resistance; and the potential use of laboratories to produce and release—intentionally or not—dangerous microbes, an infectious disease threat simmering anywhere can rapidly manifest into a full-blown one everywhere.

Finally, I also wish to express my sincere thanks to former directors, Assoc Prof Hsu Li Yang (2012 – 2014) and Prof Teo Yik Ying (2015 – 2017) as they built up CIDER’s capabilities and interconnected network of research collaborations under their capable leadership – an evolution that has already made us more effective and well poised to building stronger global health security with more robust health systems which effectively prevent epidemics as well as detect biothreats early for timely and appropriate responses by relevant stakeholders.

We look forward to your continuing support.

Thank you. 

Dr Vincent Pang

Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER)



The Centre aims to develop into a professional academic and research centre that can reduce the public health burden caused by infectious diseases locally and in Asia. The Centre develops epidemiologic capabilities for disease surveillance, consultation and research to deter and control potential infectious disease outbreaks, and to contribute extensively in the development of biodefence. The Centre shall spearhead capability development efforts in epidemiology, which shall include but not be limited to:

Our vision is to be a regional centre for modern infectious disease epidemiology

Our mission is to understand and prevent infectious diseases by developing state of the art surveillance systems and relevant epidemiological research programmes

Innovative thinking
Passion for knowledge
Continuous self-improvement
Multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to problem-solving

We are located at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. 

If you are interested to work with us or have an enquiry on infectious disease work, you can get in touch with us at ephbox39@nus.edu.sg.



Management Board Committee

Administration & Project Management

Health Informatics & Statistics

  • Disease modelling
  • Biostatistics
  • Bioinformatics

Operational Epidemiology

  • Biosurveillance & IT epidemiological systems
  • Outbreak Detection & Management

Infectious Disease Advisory

  • Travel Advisories
  • Bioresponse Plans
  • Biodefence Policy
  • Biothreat Assessments

Professor Teo Yik Ying

Assistant Professor Pang Junxiong, Vincent

Board Members:
Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang

Professor Leo Yee Sin

Professor Paul A. Tambyah

Ms Chua Hui Lan

Mr Chen Jinchang, Eugene 




Assistant Professor Ong Twee Hee, Rick

Associate Professor Alex R. Cook

Professor Teo Yik Ying

Mr Pang Long

Ms Sun Yinxiaohe

Assistant Professor
Clarence Tam

Assistant Professor Mark Chen I-Cheng

Assistant Professor Pang Junxiong, Vincent

Ms Aysha Farwin

Ms Jacqueline Teoh Pui Li

Ms Tha Pyai Htun

Ms Win Mo Mo

Assistant Professor Angela Chow Li Ping

Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang

Associate Professor Lim Poh Lian

Dr Limin Wijaya

Dr Louis Chai

Dr Wong Sin Yew

Professor Leo Yee Sin

Professor Paul A. Tambyah




  • Spatial dynamics of TB within a highly urbanised Asian metropolis using point patterns
  • Do antibody responses to the influenza vaccine persist year-round in the elderly? A systematic review and meta-analysis
  • The impact of hand, foot and mouth disease control policies in Singapore: A qualitative analysis of public perceptions
  • Diabetes, cardiac disorders and asthma as risk factors for severe organ involvement among adult dengue patients: A matched case-control study


  • Quantifying Protection Against Influenza Virus Infection Measured by Hemagglutination-inhibition Assays in Vaccine Trials. Zhao X, Fang VJ, Ohmit SE, Monto AS, Cook AR et al. (Jan 2016) Epidemiology. 27(1):143–51
  • The State of Vaccine Confidence 2016: Global Insights Through a 67-Country Survey. Larson HJ, de Figueiredo A, Xiahong Z, Schulz WS, Verger P, Johnston IG, Cook AR, Jones NS. EBioMedicine. Oct 2016; 12 (28-29)
  • Time to Empower Release of Insects Carrying a Dominant Lethal and Wolbachia Against Zika. Dickens BL, Yang J, Cook AR, Carrasco LR. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 May 19;3(2)Epidemiology of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Asia: A Systematic Review and Analysis. Koh WM, Bogich T, Siegel K, Jin J, Chong EY, Tan CY, Chen MI, Horby P, Cook AR. The Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Oct;35(10)


  • Clinical differences between respiratory viral and bacterial mono- and dual-pathogen detected among Singapore military servicemen with febrile respiratory illness
  • Current knowledge, attitude and behaviour of hand and food hygiene in a developed residential community of Singapore: a cross-sectional survey
  • Risk factors of febrile respiratory illness and mono-viral infections in a semi-closed military environment a case-control study
  • Randomness of Dengue Outbreaks on the Equator
  • Three-Month Real-Time Dengue Forecast Models: An Early Warning System for Outbreak Alerts and Policy Decision Support in Singapore


  • Reducing ambulance response times using discrete event simulation
  • Effectiveness of Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations Against Laboratory Confirmed Influenza-Associated Infections Among Singapore Military Personnel in 2010-2013
  • Respiratory viral pathogens among Singapore military servicemen 2009 – 2012: epidemiology and clinical characteristics
  • The distribution of incubation and relapse times in experimental human infections with the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax
  • Time series analysis of demographic and temporal trends of tuberculosis in Singapore


  • State of Knowledge and Data Gaps of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Humans






  • Lunch Symposium at 11th Singapore Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conference (29 Sep 2016)
  • In-Camp Training on Basic Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Outbreak Investigations for SAF FBTs (10 – 12 May 2016)
  • ‘Fundamentals of Outbreak Investigation’ for SAF PMTs (24 Mar 2016)
  • International Military Conference on Dengue and other Arboviruses (8 – 10 Mar 2016)


  • ‘Lunch Symposium on Ebola’, at the 1st International Meeting on Respiratory Pathogens (2 Sep 2015)
  • Seminar Series: Grand Ward Round
    • ‘Clinical Approach and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections’, Dr Martin Chio, The DSC Clinic (24 Jun 2015)
    • ‘The Infection Control Response to Novel Emerging Viruses’, Prof Paul Tambyah, NUH (25 Feb 2015)
  • 1st In-Camp Training on Basic Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Outbreak Investigations for SAF FBTs (6 May 2015)
  • Pre-Conference Workshop on ‘Pandemic Preparedness and Management of MERS-COV and Ebola Outbreaks: How can we do it better?’, at the Courage Fund Infectious Disease Conference (11-13 Mar 2015)


  • Seminar Series: Grand Ward Round
    • ‘Preparing for Ebola: Clinical Workflows’, A/Prof Lim Poh Lian, IIDE, TTSH (26 Nov 2014)
  • Lunch Symposium at the 9th Singapore Public Health & Occupational Medicine Conference (29 Aug 2014)
  • ‘Fundamentals of Outbreak Investigation’ for SAF PMTs (30 – 31 Oct 2014)


  • Lunch Symposium at the 8th Singapore Public Health & Occupational Medicine Conference (29 Aug 2013)
  • Influenza Seminar: The next pandemic? What can we do? (30 May 2013)
  • ‘Fundamentals of Outbreak Investigation’ for SAF PMTs (8 May 2013)



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