Lim Yee Wei, MBBS, PhD

Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Associate Professor Lim is a physician and health systems researcher with two areas of interest: the first area is the design and evaluation of integrated health systems in developed and developing countries. Examples of projects include evaluation of Regional Health Systems and patient-centered medical homes in Singapore; primary care system reform in Kurdistan and Qatar; the development of multilateral public health preparedness programs for Mekong Delta countries to tackle pandemic flu; and the examination of a multi-sector integrated care system in The Philippines to improve maternal and child health in hard-to-reach communities.

The second area of his work explores the role of social innovation in health. Examples of projects include the development and evaluation of a new model of community-based care for vulnerable elderly in Singapore; case studies of social entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia improving health through use of frugal technologies and community empowerment; and the examination of the impact of innovative philanthropy in health.

He received his medical training from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and earned his PhD in Health Services Research from UCLA School of Public Health. Prior to joining NUS, he was a Health Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation, USA.