- Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit Research Group
May Ee Png
Research Fellow in Health Economics/ OCTRU Health Economist
As a health economist, I design, analyse, and present the results of the economic aspects of collaborative clinical research projects, mostly randomised trials. My research interests are health technology assessment, including but not limited to economic evaluations within clinical trials, and electronic health record analytics. I joined the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) within the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) in February 2018.
I completed a BEng in Biomedical Engineering and a PhD in Public Health specialising in Health Economics at the National University of Singapore. During my PhD, I examined the economic implications of type 2 diabetes in Singapore and contributed to the 'War on Diabetes' initiated by the Ministry of Health of Singapore in 2016.
Before my PhD, I worked as a hospital executive and research coordinator at the Singapore General Hospital. Here I worked with both the clinical and operations teams, learning hospital operation and administration, and interacting with and collecting research data from patients and their caregivers.
Principal Investigator of a 'War on Diabetes' Seed Fund. Economic consequences of excess hospitalisation attributable to type 2 diabetes at a tertiary hospital in Singapore. Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. August 2016.
Png ME. et al, (2018), Current medical research and opinion, 1 - 19
Png ME. et al, (2016), BMC public health, 16
Jit M. et al, (2015), BMC medicine, 13
Tan BH. et al, (2014), Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 22, 583 - 584
Png ME. and Yoong JS-Y., (2014), PloS one, 9