John Tayu Lee

Senior Lecturer


John received his MSc in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Economics from the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, England. From 2009 to 2015, he was a health economist at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service at Imperial College, London.

From 2015 to 2017, John was a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Health Economics at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore.

John’s research interests are in the Economics of Prevention, with an emphasis on the link between research evidence and policy. Current interests include the economic burden of multi-morbidity, tobacco control, pay-for-performance and universal health coverage.

With colleagues, he has over 40 referred papers in leading public health and medical journals, including Health Affairs, The Lancet, BMJ, CMAJ, Paediatrics, Annals of Family Medicine, Tobacco Control, BMJ Global Health and Preventive Medicine. He has featured in media outlets including the BBC News, Reuters, the Times of India and BBC Radio.

John has been a reviewer for public health and global health journals and is Associate Editor for BMC Public Health. He reviews grant and fellowship proposals for international funding agencies.

He is President of the International Society for Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research Singapore Chapter. In 2016, he was awarded the Alan Williams Fellowship from the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York.

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