Professor, Health Services and Systems Research,
Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
• Speaker, Ageing Symposium, 18 Sep 2021
Prof David B. Matchar, MD, was the inaugural Director of the programme in Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR) from 2008 to 2018. He is also Professor of Medicine at Duke University in the United States. He received his AB in Statistics from Princeton University. After completing his MD degree and residency training he served as fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine at Duke University.
Prof Matchar has worked in clinical research for over 35 years and his work primarily relates to stroke and other chronically disabling neurological disorders, as well as clinical and public policy analysis. He served as Director of the Duke Centre for Clinical Health Policy Research and established the Duke Evidence-based Practice Center, which was responsible for analysis in support of coverage policy for the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as guidelines for medical professional societies.
In August 2009, Prof Matchar was awarded the prestigious STaR Investigator Award by the
National Medical Research Council (NMRC) and the
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), for developing a systems model to address crucial strategic and operational challenges presented by a rapidly ageing population. He is the Principal Investigator of several other MOH HSR grants related to stroke, falls, population segmentation, transitional care and practice improvement. He is currently PI of an EHO-Kobe funded project to develop a toolkit to promote NCD care in Cambodia.