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Kevin Yap

Pharmaceutical Sciences
National University of Singapore


Dr. Kevin Yap, PhD, MEng, SDMC, BSc(Pharm)(Hons), is an interdisciplinary researcher holding a joint appointment at the Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore and the Academic Informatics Office, National University Health System. He is a registered pharmacist in Singapore and also has knowledge in digital media creation, web databases and data mining. His research interests span the whole digital healthcare innovation cycle through the development, utilization, application and/or evaluation of informatics, internet and other health-related technologies in various healthcare settings to enhance medications management in patients, as well as the flow of drug-related information and knowledge to healthcare professionals and patients. These include drug databases, mobile apps, prediction of adverse drug reactions, telemedicine and social media, virtual platforms and serious games, among others, to enhance health education, medicines use and improve patient care. His work has included research on the quality surveillance of ginsengs using infrared technologies and the application of pharmaco-informatics to identify chemotherapy regimen interactions and chemotherapy-induced toxicities. His work on chemotherapy interactions with conventional western medications, and complementary and alternative medicines, has been featured in various public channels, such as The Straits Times (Singapore’s mainstream newspaper), the Knowledge Enterprise (National University of Singapore’s newsletter), and the iMedicalApps mHealth Research Digest – an international website featuring medical apps for healthcare professionals. He has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, one book chapter and presented his work at over 40 international conferences. He has received many awards, including the Young Investigator Award by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. He is on the editorial board of Tang (International Journal of Genuine Traditional Medicine) and also an invited reviewer for over 20 international journals, conferences and grants. Furthermore, he has been featured in volumes of Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Asia and Who’s Who in the World.

Research Interest

Digital healthcare & E-health, Tele-medicine & M-health, Pharmaco-informatics & Cybernetic pharmacy, Social media in healthcare, Onco-informatics, CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Informatics and Digital education & E-learning.  

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