Event Details


Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

Mon, Jul 29, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: DRB 145
Speaker: Dr. Dean Ho, Ph.D., Provost, Chair Professor, Head of Department of Biomedical Engineering

Talk Title: Stories Over Snapshots: Optimizing Health with Digital Platforms

Abstract: This talk will highlight our human trial programs at the Institute for Digital Medicine (WisDM) at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Our platforms do not use population-based Big Data to train algorithms to treat individuals. Instead, we use only a subject’s own data to manage only their own care - longitudinally. Importantly, we have also developed implementation strategies that span user engagement through co-design that have empowered the scale-up of our platforms.
Our platforms have led to lifesaving outcomes and are among the only approaches globally that have been prospectively used for treatment applications. We have also harnessed our approaches to address health optimization, understanding how a combination of health interventions can be used to drive changes in biomarkers to drive and sustain behavior change.
Implications of this platform can potentially be applied to fields such as population health, healthy aging, digital longevity medicine, athletic performance optimization, and other domains. 

Biography: Prof. Ho and collaborators manage a portfolio of over 10 prospective, interventional human clinical trials. His team successfully developed and validated CURATE.AI, a powerful artificial intelligence platform that personalizes human treatment for a broad spectrum of indications ranging from oncology to digital therapeutics and infectious diseases, among others. Prof. Ho is an elected Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was also named to the HIMSS Future50 Class of 2021 for his internationally recognized leadership in digital health. Prof. Ho is a Co-Chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Working Group for the regulation of AI for Health.

Host: Peter Wang