Peggy PC Chiang
Dr. Peggy Pei-Chia Chiang is currently the Translation Research Scholar and Academic Specialist at the Indigenous Eye Health Unit, Center for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia. She is working with Professor Hugh Taylor and the Roadmap Team in implementing the Closing the Gap for Vision national strategy. Dr. Chiang was previously the health services research postdoctoral fellow at the Singapore Eye Research institute (SERI) mentored by Professor Wong Tien Yin and Professor Ecosse Lamoureux. Peggy has a Bachelor of Nursing (with Merit) and a Masters in International Public Health with Honours from the University of Sydney. For eight years, she was also a Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Nurse in Sydney and Melbourne. In 2009, she completed her PhD in Ophthalmology from the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Professor Jill Keeffe – a world expert in vision-related population health. Peggy has an avid and consistent interest in conducting translational/implementation research that will improve ophthalmic care for people living in developing countries as well as underserved and marginalized populations in developed countries. Her past research projects included: understanding the emotional impact of DR (multisite study); arresting DR and Improving Quality of Life (QOL); and improving the measurement of vision-specific QoL in Singaporeans using item banking and computer adaptive testing. Dr. Chiang was recently awarded her first national grant from the Ministry of Health to conduct a Randomized Controlled Trial in low vision rehabilitation for vision impaired Singaporeans (http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01879501).
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