Adeline Seow, MD

Former Visiting Researcher, Epidemiology

Adeline Seow, MBBS, MMed, MD, is an Associate Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS). Adeline’s background is in medicine and public health, and she has spent most of her academic career as an epidemiologist, with an interest in the causes and prevention of cancer. Her area of research focused on the risk factors for lung cancer in non-smoking women, and on the prevention of cancer through screening. She taught epidemiology and research methods to graduate students in public health for two decades, before spending eight years heading an undergraduate college that fosters active citizenship and community engagement.She is currently on sabbatical leave and looks forward to spending time at KIE this fall. With colleagues in the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at NUS, she has begun work on a project that examines the ethical dimensions of public health practice in the context of an Asian society. This project aims to describe the processes and social realities that influence public health decision-making, as well as practitioners’ views on the values and moral obligations that guide their practice.