Academic Profile

Prof Josip Car is a physician scientist with a track record of regional, national and international executive, clinical and academic leadership. He has been leading, researching, and advising on health services and systems, population health and digital health transformation with the WHO, international agencies, and Ministries of Health such as Singapore and the UK’s NHS. Dr Car won over $70m of research funding, led numerous digital health and health care innovation, improvement, and research projects, published 330 scientific articles with over 30,000 citations, contributed to national and international policy and guidelines. He has been conferred awards and professional recognitions, such as from the UK Department of Health for regional health service innovation in London, Singapore National Innovation Challenge for digital diabetes care and the BMJ’s top ten reviewer award. He is a Board Member of BMC Medicine, JMIR and Journal of Global Health, an Editor of the Cochrane Collaboration amongst others.

Until 2018 he was the Director of Global Digital Health Unit at Imperial College London. At Imperial he also served in a range of clinical leadership roles including as a Director of Public Health and Primary Care and lead director for integrated care at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Director of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Primary Care Research Network and co-director of NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Network for London (NW), and as a Medical Director of an NHS healthcare commissioning organization.
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Prof Josip Car
Professor, Digital Health Sciences and Director, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Director, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)

Prof Car's research focuses on the interdisciplinary areas of medicine, digital health, health education and builds upon health systems science including systems engineering, individual and population health improvement strategies, especially around management of long-term diseases.

If you are interested in doing a PhD or research internship or fellowship at the Centre for Population Health Sciences you are very welcome to get in touch.
 
  • Assessing the impact of enhanced primary care services forpeople with chronic conditions in Singapore

  • Centre for Population Health Sciences

  • Developing a global assessment framework for health appstargeted at elderly users with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

  • Developing an Imperial NTU Diabetes Artificial Intelligence Network

  • Extending Health Span through Diabetes Health Literacy and Competency Assessment (HeaLiX health bot)

  • Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) Translational Unit

  • Pilot study on efficacy of a patient-owned wound surveillance system for diabetic foot ulcer care (ePOWS Study)

  • Preventing limb losses in Singapore through health literacy and healthcare improvements

  • The Skin Research Institute of Singapore, Phase 2:SRIS@Novena

  • Uberising Health Coaching Addressing the Increasing Demand for Just-In-Time, Bite-Sized and Affordable Health Coaching for Older Adults

  • Understanding Self-Management of Chronic Wounds in the Community Setting by Diabetic Patients and Carers as well as their Views on using a Self-Management and Education App for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

  • Vaccine communication and messaging: Addressing COVID- 19 vaccine hesitancy and promoting population acceptance

  • WHO CC (SAI-AR) for Digital Health and Health Education

  • WHO CC for Digital Health and Health Education

  • Wound Care Innovation for the Tropics: Economic modelling ofclinical data to determine cost-effective approaches to chronic wound management
 
  • Please click here for Prof Car’s publications.

  • Car J, Koh G C, Foong P S, Wang C J. Video consultations in primary and specialist care during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond BMJ 2020; 371 :m3945