Mary Chong is currently a Principal Investigator at the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre and Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR and an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Department of Paediatrics at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. A clinical dietitian by training, she pursued her PhD studies at the University of Oxford, UK, in the area of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, where she conducted feeding studies and used stable isotopes to trace the metabolism of various sugars and lipid fractions. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Hugh Sinclair Human Nutrition Unit of the University of Reading, UK, she conducted a large-scale dietary intervention study, investigating the impact of flavonoids in fruit and vegetables on cardiovascular risk markers. Mary is the Nutrition Lead for the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) study, a mother offspring cohort study in Singapore and two upcoming cohort studies. She is also co-investigator and collaborator on three adult weight loss dietary intervention studies. Specialising in the area of Nutrition through the lifecourse, her main research interests are in maternal and infant nutrition and nutrition related to metabolic diseases and cardiovascular health. She has a special interest in eating behaviour and appetite regulation and has been exploring this aspect in both children and adults in the GUSTO study and weight loss studies respectively.
Dr Mary Chong PhD
Principal Investigator, CNRC, SICS
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept of Paediatrics at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS