Melisa Mei Jin Tan

Research Associate and PhD Student

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore


Melisa Mei Jin Tan is a Research Associate and a second year PhD student supervised by A/Prof Helena Legido-Quigley at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. Her current PhD research focuses on mapping the key actors of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) using network analysis and understanding their roles and perspectives in the policy formulation process of NCDs at the global and national levels in Asia. Through this research, she seeks to contribute to the knowledge base on the Governance of NCDs. Melisa adopts a multidisciplinary approach to her research study, drawing inspiration from disciplines such as international political economy, accounting, finance and engineering. She recently co-authored a chapter on NCDs in a forthcoming book on health systems in Asia. Her current research interests include global health, health governance, the political economy of health, health policy and systems research, and NCDs. Melisa holds an MSc in International Political Economy from S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University and a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University. Before joining the PhD program in 2017, Melisa worked as a grant administrator in the public healthcare and higher education sectors in Singapore for the past ten years.

2 FEB, 2019 10:30-12-30 hrs. PS 2.3 Imperative Need for Paradigm Shift of Health Systems: A Holistic Response to NCD