CePH

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Message from Head of Centre for Population Health

tin tin su

University of Malaya (UM) and the Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB), Northern Ireland had a mutual interest in collaborating in the area of public health. UM has a long history of public health education and QUB as well is recognized as one of the top 5 UK Centres of Excellence in Public Health. The Centre for Population Health (CePH) is the result of collaborative work between the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and the Centre of Public Health, QUB. CePH was launched by the Vice Chancellor of University of Malaya on the 18th February 2009. An MoU between UM and QUB was signed during the launch. The vision of CePH is to become a world-class research centre of excellence which will provide leadership in activities related to population health. The focused areas of research collaboration at CePH are low income community, adolescent health, cancer research enhancement initiatives, health literacy and health systems oriented research that directly influence health policy.

Through new programs of research, discussion and development, and through consciously bridging the gaps between research and practice, professional and public realms, CePH aims to contribute new evidence and insights to help in finding solutions to overcome the health problems of the Malaysian population. CePH will be an avenue to initiate and promote Research and Development activities in the field of population health with established collaborating centres like the World Health Organization, universities worldwide and other private and non-governmental organizations around the globe. It is also envisaged that CePH will aid the Ministry of Health and other agencies in Malaysia in the prevention of diseases and improving the quality of life of the society.

Associate Professor Dr Tin Tin Su
https://umexpert.um.edu.my/tintinsu
Head
Centre for Population Heallth
Department of Social & Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Background

The Centre for Population Health (CePH) was officially launched by the Vice Chancellor of University of Malaya (UM) on the 18th February 2009. The vision of the CePH is to become a research centre of excellence which will contribute to evidence based health policy formulation for promoting population health and improving the quality of life of the society. A Memorandum of Understanding between UM and the Queen’s University in Belfast, United Kingdom was signed during the launching.

CePH falls under the umbrella of the Health and Translational Medicine Cluster headed by Professor Dr Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim of University Malaya. Associate Professor Nabilla Al-Sadat Abdul Mohsein was appointed as the first head of the centre. Currently, CePH is spearheaded by Associate Professor Dr Tin Tin Su and has a total number of 14 strong members contributing to its’ performance through publications and networking.

In line with the departments’ vision to transform itself into a school of Public Health in the near future, CePH will spear head the direction of the School to become a premier institution excelling in population and global health issues and research. CePH also aims at undertaking a broad spectrum of work, ranging from research that helps to better understand the priority diseases and their associations to lifestyles and behaviours on health related environmental issues to health systems oriented research that directly influences health policy.

The University of Malaya (UM) has given strong support in terms of finance and human resources for the start-up costs. Collaborations with the Queen’s University Belfast benefited the centre through sharing of knowledge via workshops, post-doctoral appointments and split-side PhD’s. 

Other collaborations are with the University of Leeds, University of Cambridge, La Trobe University, Monash University, Deakin University, Virginia Tech USA, Taipei Medical University, several local universities and the Ministry of Health Malaysia. The centre also boasts of a ready pool of 10-15 DrPH students per year to conduct research of doctoral quality all under the purview of the members of the centre who come from various disciplines and expertise such as public health, health policy analyst, family health, health economics and statistical analysis expertise. Among the three main projects conducted under the centre are the PARTNER’s (Participatory Action Research Through Negotiation and Empowerment of the Residents) HTMC Flagship project, the MyHeARTs (Risk Factors For Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases Among Adolescents) and the MyBCC (Malaysian Breast Cancer Survivorship Cohort) study.

Mission and Vision
MISSION

To provide a platform and support for population health research and to share the knowledge and skills gained in its various activities with others. This initiative would pave the way for Malaysia to have a modern medical database of its people and provide population health solutions in the  future. 

VISION 

To become a research centre of excellence which will contribute to evidence based health policy formulation for promoting population health and improving the quality of life of the society

Objectives
  • To collaborate with existing researchers locally and internationally to build capacity and skills in managing data and evidence towards policy making and health planning in improving the general health of the population.
  • To bring innovative population health research together with the work of policy makers and service providers to accelerate and strengthen the processes of health improvement.
  • To act as the central liasion agency in collaborative research in all areas of population health in Malaysia and in the region.
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CENTRE FOR POPULATION HEALTH ORGANIZATION CHART


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Contact Us

Centre for Population Health (CePH)

Department of Social & Preventive Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TEL : 03-7967 7513

FAX : 03-7967 4975

e-mail : cephum@um.edu.my

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Last Update: May 17, 2017