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Dr Kevin Yap Snr Lect -Public Health (Digital Health), Public Health

Dr. Kevin Yap is an inter-disciplinary cyber-pharmacist and digital health researcher at the Department of Public Health, La Trobe University. He has knowledge in digital media creation, web databases, data mining and analytics. His interests span the whole digital healthcare innovation cycle through the development, utilization, application and/or evaluation of informatics, internet, digital and other health-related technologies in various healthcare settings to enhance medications management in patients, as well as the flow of drug-related information and knowledge to healthcare professionals and patients. These include drug databases, mobile apps, prediction of adverse drug reactions, telemedicine/telepharmacy, social media, virtual platforms, and serious games, among others, to enhance health education, medicines use and improve patient care. He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters, 1 book and presented at more than 100 local and international conferences. His work has also been featured in various media channels, such as The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore's mainstream English and Chinese newspapers), the National University of Singapore's Knowledge Enterprise newsletter, La Trobe University's Science, Health and Engineering College News, The Australian News, Australia's Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) newsletter, and the iMedicalApps mHealth Research Digest - an international website featuring medical apps for healthcare professionals. He has received many awards, including the Young Investigator Award by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, and the Re-imagine Education International Awards by the Wharton School and QS Rankings organization in 3 categories – Discipline (Life-sciences & Medicine), Regional (Asia-Pacific) and Virtual/Augmented Reality. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the European Society of Person-Centered Healthcare, and on several journal editorial boards and an invited reviewer for over 30 international journals, conferences and grants.


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