Deputy President (Academic Affairs)
and Provost

Deputy President
Innovation and Enterprise

Distinguished Professor

Deputy President
Research and Technology

Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor

Deputy President

The Team

Prof Teo Yik Ying

Vice President (Global Health)
Dean (Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health)

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Professor Teo Yik Ying is Vice President (Global Health) at the National University of Singapore. An internationally renowned researcher in the field of genomics, with a focus on statistical genetics and endocrinology statistics, Prof Teo has extensive experience spearheading global health research and activities, including carrying out large-scale genomic studies on global populations. He has also previously worked on the use of genetic technologies for the control and elimination of several infectious diseases, including malaria and tuberculosis. As a previous member of the global MalariaGEN network, he was actively involved in training and capacity development of research fellows from different African and Southeast Asian countries.

As Vice President (Global Health), Prof Teo leads the University’s charge in shaping health and policy outcomes in the region in an effective, sustainable and equitable manner. He heads the Office for Global Health, which harnesses interdisciplinary translational research, advocacy and analysis in service of improved health outcomes and global health equity. The Office also seeks to develop local expertise in global health among neighbouring countries, through respectful training and capacity-building.

Prof Teo is also Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS, a position he has held since 2018. Prior to his Deanship, he was Founding Director of the School’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (2014 – 2015), as well as Director of the School’s Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (2015 – 2017).

Prof Teo is presently a Governing Board Member of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Regional Centre for Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network. He is also a member of the International Organising Committee for the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, as well as the M8 Alliance which forms the academic foundation for the World Health Summit. He is the Co-Director for the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health’s Collaborating Centres for Health Promotion, and sits on the Global Coalition of Deans of Schools of Public Health.

Prof Teo received his BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College in 2000, and MSc in Applied Statistics and DPhil in Statistics from the University of Oxford in 2001 and 2006 respectively.