Current Lab Members

Huanyu Bao, PhD Candidate

Huanyu Bao is a Ph.D. student at WKWSCI. She obtained her master degree from the University of Birmingham, UK, and a bachelor degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, with a major in Health Care Policy and Management. Her research interest focuses on public health communication, digital health, and communication inequality. Her articles have been published in Journal of Medical Internet ResearchCurrent Opinion in Infectious DiseasesThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and BMC Public Health.

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Yichi Zhang, PhD Candidate

Yichi is currently a final year PhD student at Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE), Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme (IGP), NTU. Prior to postgraduate study, she studied theoretical mathematics and worked as a fulltime teaching assistant and associate for more than 6 years in School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), NTU. She has also been volunteering in a non-profit organisation to serve cancer patients for more than eight years. Inspired by this experience, she decided to continue her postgraduate study in a different field and discover efficient and effective ways to help those who are living with chronic health conditions. Her PhD project is to explore the readiness for telehealth in ageing care in Singapore context.

Sowmiya Meena Siva Subramanian, Research Engineer

Sowmiya Meena Siva Subramanian is a Research Engineer at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research projects focuses on developing web/mobile applications for performing care giving activities for older adults.

She was responsible for design and development of the prototypes, data processing and maintenance, production support and also for performing analysis in support of various engineering and software development projects.

Haiyun Ma, Visiting PhD Student

Haiyun Ma is a visiting doctoral student at WKWSCI. She is a PhD student from the School of Information Management at Nanjing University, specializing in information science. Her research interest focuses on user health information behavior, health empowerment and health knowledge services. Touched by the growing conflict between the supply and demand of user health information in China, her PhD project will focus on knowledge services in the field of smart health for user health empowerment. In her research, she hopes to clarify the positioning and objectives of smart health knowledge services in the era of big data, to enhance the matching of general users’ health knowledge needs with knowledge resources, and to provide possibilities for improving the quality of health knowledge services and deepening users’ health empowerment.