Assoc Prof Charumathi is a senior clinician scientist in the Ocular Epidemiology Unit at Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and an Associate Professor in the Ophthalmology & Visual Science Academic Clinical Program (EYE ACP) at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. She received her medical degree (MBBS) from the University of Madras, and postgraduate degree (MD) from The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, India and her Master in Public Health and PhD (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) from the National University of Singapore.
Over the past 10 years, Assoc Prof Charumathi has been involved and lead several high impact, population-based, research projects in kidney and ophthalmic epidemiology in both the US and Singapore. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles of which more than 50% were first- or senior-authored publications (H-index of 28). Her current research focuses on the epidemiology of diabetes mellitus and its complications including diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic kidney disease (DKD) in Asian populations and the role of novel retinal imaging markers in predicting these complications.