Dr. Li Ling Chaw


Lecturer, Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences




Statistical data analysis
Burden of infectious disease
Transmission of infectious disease
Public health


Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) survey on infectious diseases among general population in Brunei

Studies on the awareness on infectious diseases among the general population are currently lacking in Brunei. Conducting KAP surveys on specific diseases will help public health stakeholders to understand the level of awareness among the general public, thus helping to plan better strategies or educational campaigns for awareness and prevention. A KAP study on Zika virus is currently on-going.

Applications Invited

Seasonality of infectious diseases in Brunei

The seasonality of infectious diseases has been a long known but less understood phenomenon. Equally perplexing is the differences in trends seen between temperate and tropical areas. Contributing factors that could be climate conditions and social/cultural differences in human behavior. Students who are interested in this topic have the opportunity to handle datasets relating to population health, meteorological and social science.

Applications Invited
Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Assessing burden and risk factors of infectious disease among specific population

Studies on the burden of infectious diseases are lacking in Brunei. This is a pressing issue, especially for mosquito-borne diseases. To address this, field studies can be implemented to calculate the incidence rate of a disease and determine any risk factors of getting the disease. Understand both burden and risk factors would help to highlight any impact of an infectious disease that could be under-recognised.

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Scopus Publications


Google Scholar Citations


Google Scholar h-index

Scopus Publications


1. Chaw L, Kamigaki T, Burmaa A, Urtnasan C, Od I, Nyamaa G, et al. Burden of Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Pregnant Women and Infants Under 6 Months in Mongolia: A Prospective Cohort Study. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(2):e0148421. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148421.

2. Taro Kamigaki, Liling Chaw, Alvin G. Tan, Raita Tamaki, Portia P. Alday, Jenaline B. Javier, Remigio M. Olveda, Hitoshi Oshitani, Veronica L. Tallo. Seasonality of Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Viruses and the Effect of Climate Factors in Subtropical–Tropical Asia Using Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance Data, 2010 –2012. PLoS ONE. 11 (12), e0167712. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167712.