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Dr Katherine Teng

Senior Research Fellow 
National Heart Research Institute Singapore 
National Heart Centre Singapore​​

Dr. Teng is a clinical epidemiologist (in the cardiovascular field), with a background in public health and international business. She earned her PhD through the University of Western Australia. Extending from epidemiology, she undertook further post-doctoral training in health economics. She had acquired considerable skills in the handling of different large-population-based linked datasets from the State (Western Australia) and Commonwealth levels (including Medical Benefits Scheme data for primary/specialist care and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for medications data).

She returned to Singapore (in September 2015) to work under Professor Carolyn Lam, who is internationally renowned for her work in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Through extensive collaborative networks, under the leadership of Professor Lam, as Principal Investigator to the ASIAN-HF registry, the Singapore Heart Failure Outcomes and Phenotypes (SHOP) study, the team will address the gaps and understanding in heart failure (& its phenotypes), ethnic differences and related comorbidities in Asians across a vast geography in Asia, which is home to >60% of the world’s population. 

Her research interests are in epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and its risk factors (including diabetes), health economics and health services research (on chronic diseases). 


  • Senior Research Fellow, National Heart Research Institute Singapore, National Heart Centre Singapore
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia


  • CSP Lam, THK Teng, WT Tay, I Anand, S Zhang, W Shimizu, C Narasimhan, SW Park, CM Yu, T Ngarmukos, R Omar, EB Reyes, BB Siswanto, CL Hung, LH Ling, J Yap, M MacDonald, AM Richards. Regional and Ethnic Differences among Patients with Heart Failure in Asia: The Asian Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure (ASIAN-HF) Registry. Euro Heart J. 2016, Aug 7 Doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehw331
  • JM Katzenellenbogen, THK Teng, D Lopez, J Hung, MW Knuiman, FM Sanfilippo, MST Hobbs, SC Thompson. First-ever hospitalisation for atrial fibrillation: differentials in risk factors, rates and mortality between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in Western Australia Heart 2015;0:1–8. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2014-306678
  • J Hung, THK Teng, J Finn, M Knuiman, T Briffa, S Stewart, FM Sanfilippo, S Ridout, M Hobbs. Trends from 1996 to 2007 in incidence and mortality outcomes of heart failure after acute myocardial infarction: A population-based study of 20 812 patients with first acute myocardial infarction in Western Australia. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013,2(5) e000172
  • THK Teng, J Hung, J Finn, M Knuiman, S Stewart, L Arnolda, E Geelhoed, F Sanfilippo, I Jacobs, M Hobbs. Long term mortality and morbidity outcomes in men and women with heart failure of ischaemic versus non-ischaemic aetiology in Western Australia between 1990 and 2005. Int J. Cardiol. 2012; 158: 405-10
  • THK Teng, J Finn, M Hobbs, J Hung. Heart Failure: Incidence, case-fatality, and hospitalization rates in Western Australia between 1990 and 2005. Circ. Heart Failure. 2010; 3:236-243


  • World Congress of Cardiology Travelling Fellowship (2014)
  • Travel award to AHA Scientific Sessions (2008)
  • Current and Previous Support from NMRC or other sources: National Heart Foundation (Australia) scholarship, University of Western Australia SIRFs PhD scholarship
  • NHMRC (AUS) - Thompson SC, Katzenellenbogen JM, Hobbs M, Sanfilippo F, Geelhoed E, Bessarab D, Thompson P, Durey A, Somerford P, Dimer L, Hung J, Davidson PM, Shilton T, Teng THK, Maiorana A, Knuiman M, Bradshaw P. More informed action to improve Aboriginal heart health in Western Australia. NHMRC #1031057
  • Dong YHC, Lim TW, Sharma V, Lai M, Drum C, Ting E, Xu J, Lam CSP, Teng THK, Tay WT. Feasibility study to explore heart-brain biomarker correlates of cognitive impairment in atrial fibrillation (NUHS)