Dr. Angelique Chan, Director of the Centre Ageing Research and Education (CARE), gives a presentation on the centre’s initiative at The Asian Conference on Gerontology & Aging 2015 (AGen2015) in Kobe, Japan. CARE was borne out of the Dean’s Office at Duke-NUS as a center focused on the intersection between social, medical and clinical aspects of aging. Dr. Chan goes on to explain that the distinctive role of CARE is to facilitate multidisciplinary research. CARE serves as a nexus for scholars in social and clinical sciences, reflecting the critical importance of social issues on the health and well-being of aging individuals.
As well as being Director of CARE, Dr. Angelique Chan holds joint appointments as Associate Professor in the Signature Program in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS and the Department of Sociology, NUS.
She has published widely on aging issues in leading international journals and is co-author of a book titled Ageing in Singapore: Service Needs & the State (Routledge, 2006) and Co-Editor of Ultra-low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues (Routledge, 2009).
Her current research investigates the relationship between aging and various physical and mental health outcomes including; healthy life expectancy, caregiving, productive ageing, and longterm care service utilisation.
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