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Clin Prof Ng Chirk Jenn

Clin Prof Ng Chirk Jenn

MBBS, M Med (Family Med), PhD

Senior Consultant

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant SingHealth PolyclinicsSingHealth Polyclinics

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor, Health Services & Systems Research, Duke NUS Medical School


Prof Ng Chirk Jenn is a Clinical Professor at Duke-NUS and a Senior Consultant at SingHealth Polyclinics, Singapore. His research expertise is in the field of shared decision making, implementation science, digital health and men’s health. He has published 165 ISI-indexed papers in peer-reviewed journals, which received more than 2000 citations. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Family Physician and currently sits in several editorial boards. Before, he joined SingHealth-Duke NUS AMC, he was the Deputy Chair of the University of Malaya Medical Centre Medical Research Ethics Committee and the Deputy Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia.


  • ​PhD (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • MMed Family Medicine (National University of Singapore)
  • MBBS (National University of Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • Senior Consultant, Family Medicine, SingHealth Polyclinics, 2021 – Present


  • Clinical Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, 2022 – Present
  • Editorial Board, Public Health in Practice, 2020 – Present
  • Advisor, Malaysian Family Physician 2016 – Present


  • ​Excellent Lecturer Award, University of Malaya (2012)
  • Excellence Service Award, University of Malaya (2004, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2020)
  • Grand Prize for Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) Ministry of Health Innovation and Research Award 2014

Research Interests

  • ​Digital Health
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Implementation Science
  • Men’s Health
  • eHealth and e-Learning
  • Research Ethics and Integrity


  • An Automated Patient Self-Monitoring System to Reduce Health Care System Burden During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia: A Development and Implementation Study. JMIR Med Inform. Lim HM, Teo CH, Ng CJ, Chiew TK, Ng WL, Abdullah A, Abdul Hadi H, Liew CS, Chan CS. 2021 Feb 26;9(2):e23427. doi: 10.2196/23427. PMID: 33600345; PMCID: PMC7919845.
  • Factors influencing healthcare seeking in patients with dengue: Systematic review. Trop Med Int Health. Ng TC, Teo CH, Toh JY, Dunn AG, Ng CJ, Ang TF, Abdullah A, Syed A, Lim HM, Yin K, Liew CS. 2022 Jan;27(1):13-27. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13695. Epub 2021 Oct 27. PMID: 34655508.
  • Shared decision making: A dual-layer model to tackling multimorbidity in primary care. J Eval Clin Pract. Ng, CJ; Lee, YK; Abdullah, A; Abu Bakar, AI; Firzara, AMT; Tiew, HW. 2019;25(6):1074-1079
  • Barriers and facilitators to health screening in men: A systematic review. Social Science & Medicine. Teo CH, Ng CJ, Booth A, White A. 2016;165:168-76.
  • The Status of Family Medicine Training Programs in the Asia Pacific. Family Medicine. Ng CJ, Teng CL, Abdullah A, Wong CH, NS Hanafi, Phoa SSY, et al. 2016;48(3):194-202.
  • Barriers and facilitators to starting insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. Int J Clin Pract. Ng CJ, Lai PS, Lee YK, Azmi SA, Teo CH. 2015 Oct;69(10):1050-70.
  • The status of men's health in Asia. Preventive Medicine. Ng CJ, Teo CH, Ho CC, Tan WP, Tan HM. 2014;9(67C):295-302
  • A combined framework approach to developing a patient decision aid: The PANDAs model. BMC Health Services Research. Ng, C.J., Mathers, N., Bradley, A., & Colwell, B. 2014;14(1):503
  • Clinical effectiveness of a patient decision aid to improve decision quality and glycaemic control in people with diabetes making treatment choices: a cluster randomised controlled trial (PANDAs) in general practice. BMJ Open. Mathers N, Ng CJ, Campbell MJ, et al. 2012;2:e001469
  • An overview of patient involvement in healthcare decision-making: a situational analysis of the Malaysian context. BMC Health Services Research. Ng CJ, Lee PY, Lee YK, Chew BH, Engkasan JP, Irmi ZI, Hanafi NS and Tong SF. 2013, 13:408

Research Trials

  • ​Advancing Co-Creation of RLOs to Digitalise healthcare Curricula (ACoRD) (ERASMUS+) 2018 – 2021
  • Development and evaluation of a dengue self-monitoring system to reduce treatment delay in Malaysia – the DeSMoS study 2020 – 2022
  • Covid-19: Developing, evaluating and implementing a Covid-19 Symptom Monitoring System: The CoSMoS Study, 2020 – 2021
  • Implementing a web-based programme to increase uptake of screening in men in a Malaysian primary care setting, 2018 – 2020
  • Improving health screening behaviour of hard-to-reach men in the community via mobile health (mHealth) - the ScreenMen study, 2016 – 2017
  • Developing And Evaluating The Global Men's Health Index To Inform Policy Decision Making In Men's Health, 2015-2017
  • Developing And Evaluating Innovative Implementation Strategies To Disseminate The Diabetes Patient Decision Aid Across Different Health Sectors: The Decision Making In Insulin Therapy 3 (DMIT3) Study
  • Developing And Evaluating An Innovative ICT Intervention To Increase Health Screening Uptake In Hard-To -Reach Men: The Screen Men Study, 2015-2019
  • SSEAC Regional Mobility Grant, 2014 – 2015
  • Evaluation of the status of family medicine training in the Asia Pacific region (FM-TAP Project), 2013 – 2014
  • Creating, synthesizing and implementing evidence- based medicine in primary care: An innovative approach to improve patient care, 2013 – 2015
  • Development And Pilot-testing Decision Making In Insulin Therapy (DMIT) Patient Decision Aid For The Internet, 2013 – 2015
  • Fall Intervention Programme For Older People At High Risk Of Fall In A Malaysian Primary Care Setting, 2013 – 2016