My name is Cynthia Sung. I'm an adjunct Assoc Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School Health Services and Systems Research Program and also a consultant to the Health Sciences Authority, the Regulatory Authority in Singapore for health products. I am a Medical Engineer by training and my research has been related to clinical pharmacology (PK/PD modeling, drug discovery & development).
I am inspired to join OHDSI after having the privilege of attending several lectures by Prof Rae Wong Park, Dr Seng Chan You, and Dr. Dahye Shin from Ajou University, as well as Mui van Zandt from IQVIA on CDM conversion and applications.
I am very excited about being part of the ODHSI community and the potential to advance knowledge about drug safety in Singapore, especially because rare but very serious adverse drug reactions need a large volume of data to reach meaningful conclusions. Using EMR data also gives us the chance to better understand the benefit:risk profile of drugs in the local population, since Asians are usually not very well represented in clinical trials used to gain approval. I also appreciate that only programs and aggregated results are shared, not the data, because of laws around personal data protection.
I'm just getting introduced to the wealth of information here, so I've lots of reading to do!