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Asst Prof Rahul MALHOTRA


Assistant Professor, Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR),

Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE),
Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore


• Speaker, Ageing Symposium, 18 Sep 2021


Asst Prof Rahul Malhotra is Assistant Professor at the Programme in Health Services and Systems Research and Head of Research at the Centre for Ageing Research and Education at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore.


A physician and public health researcher, his research focuses on the vulnerability associated with ageing. Within this area, his research agenda is to develop an evidence base that enables understanding, measurement and alleviation of vulnerability, resulting from physical, psychological, social and health service factors, among older adults.


His specific areas of interest are

(1) improving medication adherence

(2) determining the impact of caregiving on informal family  caregivers and formal caregivers, including foreign domestic workers

(3) healthy life expectancy

(4) frailty assessment.


His current funded research projects include a longitudinal study of older Singaporean-family caregiver dyads which aims to assess the patterns, correlates and consequences of changes in caregiving-related outcomes over time (TRaCE), a national longitudinal survey of older Singaporeans (THE SIGNS Study), and a health services research project that aims to provide the evidence base for patient-centred prescription medication labels (PROMISE). He has authored or co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed papers in the medical and public health literature.