Moy Foong Ming

Dr Moy teaches Research Methodology, Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine to both undergraduate and postgraduate candidates. Her research interests include Translational Research in the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the community setting, Workplace Wellness and the effects of lifestyle behaviours on NCDs.

Currently, she heads a cohort study comprising of almost 15,000 teachers from the Peninsular Malaysia (CLUSTer). A biobank with serum, plasma and buffy coat was set up. The study aims to determine the temporal relationship between lifestyle practices (smoking, diet and physical activity) and stress with cardiovascular diseases with repeated measurements over time. There are five DrPH, three PhD and one MMedSc candidates attached with CLUSTer currently. More than 10 Tier 1 and Tier 2 publications have been published using the CLUSTer data set.

Dr Moy has generated research grants amounting to more than RM2 million. She published more than 80 manuscripts in peer review journals. She is also active in supervising research candidates. To date, she has successfully supervised to completion ten DrPH / PhD candidates, six MMedSc by Research and three Master of Public Health (Family Health) candidates.

Dr Moy initiated and established the University of Malaya Wellness Program in 2008 and coordinated the program until 2013. She also coordinated the implementation of CE-EBM module in the MBBS curriculum in 2008. She is a member of the editorial board of Malaysian Journal of Nutrition. She also reviews manuscripts for both local and international journals.

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