Cynthia Chen, PhD

Nonresident Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Assistant Professor of Health Economics, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Cynthia Chen, PhD's Bio

Cynthia Chen, PhD, is an assistant professor of health economics in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore.

She specializes in biostatistics and the economics of aging, with a focus on how economic, technological, demographic and social changes affect the burden of care, financing needs and optimal resource allocation. She studies ways to forecast health status and healthcare expenditures for the elderly population in the presence of multiple related comorbidities using a microsimulation based on the Future Elderly Model. She is also interested in informal and formal care costs, medical expenditures, savings and wealth, labor force behavior, and financial and nonfinancial transfers between generations of family members.

She has collaborated on diverse projects with allied healthcare practitioners, academics and health authorities locally and internationally.

Chen received a PhD in public health and a master’s degree in statistics from the National University of Singapore.

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