Dr Nurun Nisa De Souza

Chan Shih-Yen

MD, MPH
Epidemiologist, SCRI
Associate, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
Member, Cochrane Singapore

Dr De Souza is the Epidemiologist at SCRI. After receiving her medical degree in 2008, she went further to pursue her Master of Public Health (MPH) and obtained her degree in 2011. Her Master’s dissertation focused on the promoting smoking cessation for Aboriginal pregnant women in Australia. She has collaborated extensively with investigators and researchers in several therapeutic areas, including emergency medicine, infectious diseases and oncology. Dr De Souza holds a dual appointment as an Associate at Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School. She is also a member of the Cochrane Singapore.

Research Interests

  • Observational studies
  • Epidemiological research methods
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Systematic reviews

Key Publications

  1. Saleem Ahmed, Nurun Nisa De Souza, Wang Qiao, Medai Kasai, JeeKeem Low and Vishal Shelat. Quality of life in hepatocellular carcinoma patients treated with transarterial chemoembolization – a systematic review. HPB Surgery. 2016 Apr (Epub).
  1. Ong Eng Hock Marcus, Sang Do Shin, Nurun Nisa Amatullah De Souza, Hideharu Tanaka, Tatsuya Nishiuchi, Kyoung Jun Song, Patrick Chow-In Ko, Benjamin Sieu-Hon Leong, Nalinas Khunkhlai, Ghulam Yasin Naroo, Sarah Abdul Karim, Yih Yng Ng, Wen Yun Li, Matthew Huei-Ming Ma. Outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests across 7 countries in Asia: The Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS). Resuscitation. 2015 Jul 30;96:100-108.
  1. Shirin Kalimuddin, Rachel Phillips, Mihir Gandhi, Nurun Nisa de Souza, Jenny Gh Low, Sophia Archuleta, David Lye, Thuan Tong Tan. Vancomycin versus daptomycin for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia due to isolates with high vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentrations: study protocol for a phase IIB randomized controlled trial. Trials 06/2014; 15(1):233.
  2. Siddiqui FS, Assam PN, de Souza NN, Sultana R, Dalan R, ESY C. Diabetes control: is vinegar a promising candidate to help achieve the targets? International Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. 2017;2(1).

  3. Zheng Q, de Souza NN, Shi L, Chan ESY. A systematic review on compliance with QUADAS-2 application guideline. Abstracts of the 24th Cochrane Colloquium, 23-27 October 2016, Seoul, South Korea. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 10 (Suppl 2).

  4. Wah W, Wai KL, Pek PP, Ho AFW, Alsakaf O, Chia MYC, Noor JM, Kajino K, de Souza NNA, Ong MEH; PAROS Investigators. “Conversion to shockable rhythms during resuscitation and survival for out-of hospital cardiac arrest.” The American journal of emergency medicine 35.2 (2017): 206-213.

  5. 4Ahmed S, de Souza NN, Qiao W, Kasai M, Keem LJ, Shelat VG. Quality of Life in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients Treated with Transarterial Chemoembolization. HPB surgery: a world journal of hepatic, pancreatic and biliary surgery. 2016;2016:6120143.

  6. Ong ME, Shin SD, de Souza NN, Tanaka H, Nishiuchi T, Song KJ, Ko PC, Leong BS, Khunkhlai N, Naroo GY, Sarah AK, Ng YY, Li WY, Ma MH. Outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests across 7 countries in Asia: The Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS). Resuscitation. 2015;96:100-8.

  7. Kalimuddin S, Phillips R, Gandhi M, de Souza NN, Low JG, Archuleta S, Lye D, Tan TT. Vancomycin versus daptomycin for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia due to isolates with high vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentrations: study protocol for a phase IIB randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2014;15:233.

 

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