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Dr. Kai-lit Phua

Associate Professor
Monash University (Sunway Campus), School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Jalan Lagoon Selatan

Brief Biography:

Dr Phua has worked as Programmer/Analyst and Research Statistician VI for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (USA) and as Assistant Manager, Managed Healthcare Department with a leading Singaporean insurance company with ties to the NTUC (National Trades Union Congress of Singapore). Dr Phua is currently an Associate Professor teaching medical sociology, biostatistics, epidemiology and public health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of Monash University (Sunway Campus in Malaysia). Prior to this, he taught community medicine (medical sociology, statistics, public health) at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur and sociology, political science and public health in Klang and Melaka. Dr Phua holds professional qualifications from the insurance industry (FLMI) and serves as an advisor on health policy matters to a major political party in Malaysia.

Academic positions:

Associte Professor

Research interests:

Long term effects of infectious disease outbreaks & natural disasters Evidence-based health policy Healthcare financing Public health ethics The social sciences as applied to medicine and public health

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

Good idea. Especially when post-publication review is combined with WebmedCentral Plus.

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