David Koh qualified in medicine in Singapore, and completed his postgraduate training in the United Kingdom. He worked in Singapore for over 25 years where he served as Chair of the Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine and Director of the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research, NUS, before joining the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in 2012.
He is currently a Distinguished Professor, the Vice-President (Research and Innovation), and Assistant Vice-Chancellor. Prof Koh serves on advisory and editorial boards of major international occupational & environmental health journals, and has served as a WHO consultant in occupational health in countries in the Asia-Pacific such as Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands.
He has won both teaching and research awards in the NUS for his previous academic work, and received the Teaching Excellence Award in the University Brunei Darussalam in 2014.
Within Brunei, he serves as a member of the Brunei Research Council Working Group.
occupational and environmental health
1. Luong Thanh BY, Laopaiboon M, Koh D, Sakunkoo P, Moe H. Behavioural interventions to promote workers' use of respiratory protective equipment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD010157. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010157.pub2.
2. Koh D, Abdullah AMKb, Wang P, Lin N, Luo N. Validation of Brunei’s Malay EQ-5D Questionnaire in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. PLoS ONE 2016; 11(11): e0165555. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165555
3. To KW, Lai A, Lee K, Koh D, Lee SS. Increasing the coverage of influenza vaccination in healthcare workers: review of challenges and solutions. Journal of Hospital Infection 2016; 94: 133-142.
4. A Idris, NB Ghazali, NM Said, M Steele, D Koh, NA Tuah. Salivary testosterone as a potential indicator for risky behaviour associated with smoking-related peer pressure in adolescents. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health 2016 Apr 9. pii: /j/ijamh.ahead-of-print/ijamh-2015-0125/ijamh-2015-0125.xml. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2015-0125. [Epub ahead of print
5. AHY Chu, SHX Ng, CS Tan, AM Win, D Koh, F Müller-Riemenschneider. A systematic review and meta-analysis of workplace intervention strategies to reduce sedentary time in white-collar workers. Obesity Reviews 2016 May;17(5):467-81. doi: 10.1111/obr.12388.
6. S Gao, S Jiang, D Koh* and S Hsu. Salivary biomarkers for dental caries. Periodontology 2000 Vol. 70, 2016, 128–141. * Corresponding author.
1. GCH Koh, HE Khoo, ML Wong, D Koh. The effects of problem-based learning during medical school on physician competency: a systematic review. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2008; 178:34-41.
2. J Lee, D Koh, CN Ong. Statistical evaluation of agreement between two methods for measuring a quantitative variable. Computers in biology and medicine, 1989; 19:61-70.
3. D Koh, H Wang, J Lee, KS Chia, HP Lee, CL Goh.Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma of the skin: analysis of the Singapore Cancer Registry data 1968–97. British journal of Dermatology, 2003; 148: 1161-1166.
4. Y Yang, D Koh, V Ng, FCY Lee, G Chan, F Dong. Salivary cortisol levels and work-related stress among emergency department nurses.Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2001; 43: 1011-1018.
5. D Koh, G Koh. The use of salivary biomarkers in occupational and environmental medicine. Occupational and environmental medicine, 2007; 64: 202-210.
Grant Number: BRC4
Project Title: MENTAL HEALTH AND IMMUNE FUNCTION IN SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL WORKFORCE: SALIVARY BIOMARKERS RESEARCH IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
PI/Co-PI: Dr Malai Haniti
Start Date: 08/09/2012
End Date: 01/04/2017
Publications list can be viewed on Google Scholar.
He has served as a consultant to multinational oil and gas companies, electronics companies, and organizations such as the World Health Organization.
For his international work in occupational and environmental health, he has been conferred the Smiley Medal from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland; the Wilf Howe Memorial Prize from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians London, and the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Singapore International Foundation.