The Health Services Research Institute (HSRI)

As the population in Singapore ages, the demand for healthcare services is projected to increase. Hospitals and specialty centres need to deal with increasing patient loads yet be able to deliver quality care at a reasonable cost. In order to overcome the myriad of challenges and opportunit es that lie ahead in Singapore’s healthcare system, SingHealth and Duke-NUS leadership have recognised the need for a state-of-the-science capability in health services research (HSR) in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC).

Headed jointly by Professor David Matchar (Duke-NUS) and Professor Julian Thumboo (SingHealth), the SingHealth Duke-NUS Health Services Research Institute (HSRI) aims to provide leadership, strategic direction and coordination for HSR between SingHealth and Duke-NUS, and to serve as a bridge between SingHealth and Duke-NUS HSR groups. HSRI serves as a single contact point for external agencies regarding HSR in the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC.


To improve the health of Singaporeans and the region through Health Services Research, driving excellence in population health.


To integrate cutting edge Health Services Research into the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC in order to optimise health at the individual, systems and population levels, now and in the future.

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