Congratulations Dr Vivek Jason Jayaraj for successfully completing your DrPH Viva Voce

The Department would like to congratulate Dr Vivek Jason Jayaraj for successfully completing his Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) viva voce. His DrPH topic was “The National, Regional and Global Epidemiology of Coronavirus Disease-19″. He was supervised by Prof Dr Sanjay Rampal and Professor Dr Ng Chiu Wan. His external examiner was Professor Dr Mark Jit from the United Kingdom and the internal examiner was Associate Professor Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki.

He managed to publish his research findings in journals as full papers and conference proceedings.

  1. The Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Malaysia Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Sanjay Rampal, Ng Chiu-Wan, Diane Chong Woei Quan The Lancet Regional Health- Western Pacific, October 2021
  2. The Epidemiology of COVID-19 in ten Southeast Asian countries Sanjay Rampal, Lekhraj Rampal, Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Angsumita Pramanick, Mahesh Choolani, Liew Boon Seng, Arundhati Gosavi, Sakda Arj-Ong Vallibhakara Medical Journal of Malaysia, November 2021
  3. Ordering the chaos: The global clustering of COVID-19 incidence and mortality Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Sanjay Rampal, Ng Chiu-Wan, Diane Chong Woei Quan International Journal of Epidemiology, September 2021
  4. A meta-analysis of the serial interval and generation time of COVID-19 transmission Sanjay Rampal, Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Diane Chong Woei Quan, Ng Chiu-Wan International Journal of Epidemiology, September 2021
  5. Comparison of different approaches in estimating the time-varying reproductive number for COVID-19 Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Sanjay Rampal, Diane Chong Woei Quan, Ng Chiu-Wan International Journal of Infectious Diseases, March 2022
  6. Development of an open-source, rapidly-scalable, low-cost, and reproducible COVID-19 dashboard in deriving epidemiologic intelligence for Public health action. Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Ng Chiu Wan, Diane Chong Woei Quan, Victor Hoe Chee-Wai, Sanjay Rampal. 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health Conference Proceedings, August 2022

Besides publishing papers in journals, he also wrote the following article for news portals:

  1. Should CMCO be extended? Sanjay Rampal, Vivek Jason Jayaraj The Star, 6 November 2020
  2. Ranking the Covid-19 incidence in Malaysia with other countries Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Sanjay Rampal Malaysiakini, 29 November 2020
  3. Covid-19 Variants: Cause For Concern? Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Sanjay Rampal CodeBlue, 7 July 2021

He also presented the findings of his research at the following scientific meetings:

  1. Ordering the chaos: The global clustering of COVID-19 incidence and mortality Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Sanjay Rampal, Ng Chiu-Wan, Diane Chong Woei Quan World Congress of Epidemiology 2021 (Oral), 3-6 September 2021
  2. A meta-analysis of the serial interval and generation time of COVID-19 transmission Sanjay Rampal, Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Diane Chong Woei Quan, Ng Chiu-Wan World Congress of Epidemiology 2021 (Poster), 3-6 September 2021
  3. Comparison of different approaches in estimating the time-varying reproductive number for COVID-19 Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Sanjay Rampal, Diane Chong Woei Quan, Ng Chiu-Wan International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance 2021 (Poster) International Society for Infectious Diseases, 4-6 November 2021
  4. Development of an open-source, rapidly-scalable, low-cost, and reproducible COVID-19 dashboard in deriving epidemiologic intelligence for Public health action
    Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Ng Chiu Wan, Diane Chong Woei Quan, Victor Hoe Chee-Wai, Sanjay Rampal. 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health (Oral), 2-4 August 2022
  5. Deriving lessons from spatiotemporal clusters of COVID-19 incidence in 77 countries Vivek Jason Jayaraj, Ng Chiu Wan, Diane Chong Woei Quan, Sanjay Rampal
    Accepted for presentation at the 53rd Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 22-23 September 2022

Dr Vivek Jason received the following awards:

  1. International Epidemiological Association Western Pacific Region Bursary Award World Congress of Epidemiology 2021
  2. Malaysia One Health University Network Travel grant Eighth International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance 2021
  3. World Health Organisation Western Pacific Innovation Awards Participant
  4. Statistics and Modelling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) Summer Institute, University of Washington scholarship. Workshop on Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo (MCMC) methods in Infectious disease
  5. Young Investigator Travellers Award (YITA). 53rd Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference, 22-23 September 2022

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