Medical Student, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
• Speaker, Global Health Plenary, 17 Sep 2021
Naomi Huang is a third year postgraduate medical student at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. Prior to embarking on medical school journey, she worked as a senior pharmacist at the Parkway Group of hospitals for five years, specialising in total parenteral nutrition and sterile compounding. During that time, she became an advocate for public health by volunteering with the Tobacco Free Generation, conducting programmes from Malaysia to South Africa, aimed at fighting tobacco use.
Her recent study with Assoc Prof Tan Hiang Khoon examined the impact of COVID-19 on both elective and emergency surgeries in Asia, as well as the efforts that various hospitals and governments in this region undertook to fight the disease while keeping both patients and healthcare providers alike safe.
Ms Huang firmly believes that collective advocacy can truly make societal change possible and improve health equity, not just for tobacco use, but for any issue impacting global health.