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Cherry Lim

Wellcome Trust Training Fellow

  • DPhil Student of Clinical Medicine


MSc in Medical statistics

BSc in Biomedical science

Previous Experience

I joined MORU since 2012 and under Dr. Direk's supervision was awarded the Wellcome Trust Master Fellowship in 2013. We were working on a project that aimed to evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic tests for scrub typhus using Bayesian Latent class models. I studied MSc in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2013-2014. 

Read my career story on the Wellcome's Research Careers examples page.


Epidemiology and health burdens of antimicrobial-resistant bacterial infection in Southeast Asia and the impact of antibiotic use on patient survival

My research is on drug-resistant infection (DRI). I aim to study epidemiology of DRI in details and estimate the number of excess deaths due to DRI in Southeast and South Asia. I will also evaluate the impact of appropriate and inappropriate antibiotic use in hospitals in Southeast Asia. There is a lack of precise understanding on the consequences of antibiotic underuse, misuse and overuse in hospitals in developing countries. I will use advanced statistical models to systematically evaluate the impact of antibiotic use on patient survival in a developing country. I will then compare those findings with that in the United Kingdom, where antibiotic use is better controlled.

These all are important to assist the designing of an intervention to improve antibiotic use and reduce DRI infection in developing countries.