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John Lee

Senior Lecturer - Nossal Institute For Global Heal
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
middle aged
cross-sectional studies
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John Lee

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Health Policy
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John Lee


John received his MSc in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Economics from the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, England. From 2009 to 2015, he was a health economist at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service at Imperial College, London.

From 2015 to 2017, John was a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Health Economics at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore.John’s research interests are in the Economics of Prevention, with an emphasis on the link between research evidence and policy. Current interests include the economic burden of multi-morbidity, tobacco control, pay-for-performance and universal health coverage.With colleagues, he has over 40 referred papers in leading public health and medical journals, including Health Affairs, The Lancet, BMJ, CMAJ, Paediatrics, Annals of Family Medicine, Tobacco Control, BMJ Global Health and Preventive Medicine. He has featured in media outlets including the BBC News, Reuters, the Times of India and BBC Radio.John has been a reviewer for public health and global health journals and is Associate Editor for BMC Public Health. He reviews grant and fellowship proposals for international funding agencies.John teaches on the Masters of Public Health program at University of Melbourne. He has supervised numerous PhD, MPH students, and public health trainees.From 2016-2017, he served as President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Singapore Chapter. In 2016, he was awarded the Alan Williams Fellowship from the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. In Melbourne, John served as a coordinator of the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group (UMHEG).Google scholar-


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PI- Dyason Fellowship, University of Melbourne (2018)- Modelling the economic burden of multimorbidity in Brazil and India. PI- Business Investment Project, University of Melbourne (2018)- Implications of multimorbidity patterns on health care utilisation in Australia and middle-income countries.PI- Ministry of Education Tier 1 Grant, Singapore (2017-2019)- The impact of multimorbidity on healthcare utilisation and non-communicable disease management in ASEAN.CI- Health Service Research Competitive Research Grant, Ministry of Health, Singapore (2016-2019) The economics of childhood obesity. CI- Research of Patient Benefit, NIHR, UK (2017-2020). Feasibility of acceptance and commitments therapy bariatric surgery patients at 15-18 months. PI- Humanity and Social Science Seed Fund. National University of Singapore (2016) Comparative health system performance in China, India, and Indonesia. CI- Health Service Research New Investigator Grant, Ministry of Health, Singapore (2016-2018) The effect of behaviour-based lifestyle change program using combined face and remote sessions on weight, diet intake and physical activity level in people at-risk of diabetesPI- National University of Singapore War on Diabetes grant (2016-2017) The cost-effectiveness of pre-diabetes screening. PI- Alan Williams Fellowship, University of York, UK (2016) Trends and disparities in health system performance in middle-income countries. PI- National University of Singapore start-up grant (2015-2017) The bi-relationship between non-communicable disease and out-of-pocket spending in low-and middle-income countries. CI- Research for Patient Benefit, NIHR, UK (2015-2018) The CELEB trial: comparative effectiveness of lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with valve replacement. CI-Research for Patient Benefit, NIHR UK (2014-2017) Effects of ambulatory oxygen on health status in patients with fibrotic lung disease. CI- Department of Health Policy Research Programme, UK (2014-2018) Health and economic benefits of providing free bus travel to older people in England. CI- Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME), NIHR, UK (2013-2018) Optimized Tacrolimus and MMF for HLA antibodies after renal transplantation. CI- Department of Health, Policy Research Programme, UK (2012-2016) Evaluation of NHS Health Check Programme.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Visiting Scientist (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)


Visiting Scholar (National Yang-Ming University)


Alan Williams Fellowship






Senior Lecturer - Nossal Institute For Global Heal

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health


University of Melbourne Health Economics Group


International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Singapore Chapter


International Health Economics Association (iHEA)



Doctor of Philosophy

University of York

Master of Science

The University of Edinburgh