Alex R Cook

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Publications

  1. pmc Time series analysis of demographic and temporal trends of tuberculosis in Singapore
    Win Wah
    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and NUHS, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Public Health 14:1121. 2014
  2. pmc Ethnic and gender specific life expectancies of the Singapore population, 1965 to 2009 - converging, or diverging?
    Raymond Boon Tar Lim
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    BMC Public Health 13:1012. 2013
  3. pmc Respiratory viral pathogens among Singapore military servicemen 2009-2012: epidemiology and clinical characteristics
    Xin Quan Tan
    Biodefence Centre, Ministry of Defence, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 14:204. 2014
  4. pmc Health-seeking behaviour of male foreign migrant workers living in a dormitory in Singapore
    Weixian Lee
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:300. 2014
  5. pmc Quantifying the natural history of breast cancer
    K H X Tan
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Block MD3, Level 3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    Br J Cancer 109:2035-43. 2013
  6. pmc Higher risk of infection with dengue at the weekend among male Singaporeans
    Alex R Cook
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:1116-8. 2012
  7. pmc The feasibility of age-specific travel restrictions during influenza pandemics
    Elson H Y Lam
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Theor Biol Med Model 8:44. 2011
  8. pmc Differing clinical characteristics between influenza strains among young healthy adults in the tropics
    Jonathan Yap
    Biodefence Centre, Ministry of Defence, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 12:12. 2012
  9. pmc The communicability of graphical alternatives to tabular displays of statistical simulation studies
    Alex R Cook
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    PLoS ONE 6:e27974. 2011
  10. pmc Simple clinical and laboratory predictors of Chikungunya versus dengue infections in adults
    Vernon J Lee
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1786. 2012

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Publications22

  1. pmc Time series analysis of demographic and temporal trends of tuberculosis in Singapore
    Win Wah
    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and NUHS, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Public Health 14:1121. 2014
    ..This study identified population characteristics that were associated with the recent increase in TB cases, and built a predictive model of TB risk in Singapore...
  2. pmc Ethnic and gender specific life expectancies of the Singapore population, 1965 to 2009 - converging, or diverging?
    Raymond Boon Tar Lim
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    BMC Public Health 13:1012. 2013
    ..We evaluate secular trends and differences in life expectancy by ethnicity and gender in Singapore, from independence to the present...
  3. pmc Respiratory viral pathogens among Singapore military servicemen 2009-2012: epidemiology and clinical characteristics
    Xin Quan Tan
    Biodefence Centre, Ministry of Defence, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 14:204. 2014
    ..There is also a lack of studies comparing clinical characteristics of the non-influenza pathogens with influenza and amongst themselves...
  4. pmc Health-seeking behaviour of male foreign migrant workers living in a dormitory in Singapore
    Weixian Lee
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:300. 2014
    ..This study describes the health-seeking behaviour and beliefs of a group of male migrant workers in Singapore and the barriers limiting their access to primary healthcare...
  5. pmc Quantifying the natural history of breast cancer
    K H X Tan
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Block MD3, Level 3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    Br J Cancer 109:2035-43. 2013
    ..Natural history models of breast cancer progression provide an opportunity to evaluate and identify optimal screening scenarios. This paper describes a detailed Markov model characterising breast cancer tumour progression...
  6. pmc Higher risk of infection with dengue at the weekend among male Singaporeans
    Alex R Cook
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:1116-8. 2012
    ..The study motivates further research identifying locales frequented in the week leading up to onset to improve the effective targeting of vector control efforts...
  7. pmc The feasibility of age-specific travel restrictions during influenza pandemics
    Elson H Y Lam
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Theor Biol Med Model 8:44. 2011
    ..Influenza is, however, strongly influenced by age-dependent transmission dynamics, and the effectiveness of age-specific travel restrictions, such as the selective restriction of travel by children, has yet to be examined...
  8. pmc Differing clinical characteristics between influenza strains among young healthy adults in the tropics
    Jonathan Yap
    Biodefence Centre, Ministry of Defence, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 12:12. 2012
    ..Influenza infections may result in different clinical presentations. This study aims to determine the clinical differences between circulating influenza strains in a young healthy adult population in the tropics...
  9. pmc The communicability of graphical alternatives to tabular displays of statistical simulation studies
    Alex R Cook
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    PLoS ONE 6:e27974. 2011
    ..We recommend simulation studies be presented in graphical form...
  10. pmc Simple clinical and laboratory predictors of Chikungunya versus dengue infections in adults
    Vernon J Lee
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1786. 2012
    ..This study compares their clinical presentation in Singapore adults to derive predictors to assist doctors in diagnostic decision-making...
  11. pmc Effectiveness of pandemic H1N1-2009 vaccination in reducing laboratory confirmed influenza infections among military recruits in tropical Singapore
    Vernon J Lee
    Biodefence Centre, Ministry of Defence, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 6:e26572. 2011
    ..Limited information is available about pandemic H1N1-2009 influenza vaccine effectiveness in tropical communities. We studied the effectiveness of a pandemic H1N1 vaccination program in reducing influenza cases in Singapore...
  12. pmc Economic impact of dengue illness and the cost-effectiveness of future vaccination programs in Singapore
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1426. 2011
    ..5 billion people in the tropical and subtropical regions. Little is known about the disease burden and economic impact of dengue in higher resourced countries or the cost-effectiveness of potential dengue vaccines in such settings...
  13. doi request reprint Factors influencing infection by pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 over three epidemic waves in Singapore
    Mark I C Chen
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:1380-9. 2013
    ..Previous influenza pandemics had second and on occasion third waves in many countries that were at times more severe than the initial pandemic waves...
  14. pmc Predictive tools for severe dengue conforming to World Health Organization 2009 criteria
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2972. 2014
    ..For severe dengue (SD), proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) 2009 dengue guidelines, predictive tools are lacking...
  15. pmc Teacher led school-based surveillance can allow accurate tracking of emerging infectious diseases - evidence from serial cross-sectional surveys of febrile respiratory illness during the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic in Singapore
    Shu E Soh
    National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 12:336. 2012
    ..We compared several school-based influenza monitoring systems with clinic-based influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance, and assessed the variation in illness rates between and within schools...
  16. pmc Rate of decline of antibody titers to pandemic influenza A (H1N1-2009) by hemagglutination inhibition and virus microneutralization assays in a cohort of seroconverting adults in Singapore
    Jung Pu Hsu
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University Health System, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, Kent Ridge, 117597 Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 14:414. 2014
    ..The rate of decline of antibody titers to influenza following infection can affect results of serological surveys, and may explain re-infection and recurrent epidemics by the same strain...
  17. pmc Trends in parameterization, economics and host behaviour in influenza pandemic modelling: a review and reporting protocol
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 10:3. 2013
    ..The volume of influenza pandemic modelling studies has increased dramatically in the last decade. Many models incorporate now sophisticated parameterization and validation techniques, economic analyses and the behaviour of individuals...
  18. pmc Comparability of different methods for estimating influenza infection rates over a single epidemic wave
    Vernon J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Epidemiol 174:468-78. 2011
    ..The various types of estimates will provide comparable findings if accurate input parameters can be obtained...
  19. pmc Strategies for antiviral stockpiling for future influenza pandemics: a global epidemic-economic perspective
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore
    J R Soc Interface 8:1307-13. 2011
    ..Lower prices and international cooperation are necessary to make the life-saving potential of antivirals cost-effective in resource-limited countries...
  20. pmc The distribution of incubation and relapse times in experimental human infections with the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax
    Andrew A Lover
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 14:539. 2014
    ..The distributions of incubation and relapse periods are key components of infectious disease models for the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax; however, detailed distributions based upon experimental data are lacking...
  21. pmc Who should pay for global health, and how much?
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS Med 10:e1001392. 2013
    ..Roman Carrasco and colleagues propose a "cap and trade" system for global health involving a cost-effectiveness criterion and a DALY global credit market, mirroring global carbon emission permits trading markets to mitigate climate change...