Dr. Roger Ho

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Invited Speech: The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in China: from the beginning to now

Biography:

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant Psychiatris
Institute for Health Innovation and Technology, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr Roger Ho is an Associate Professor and Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the National University of Singapore. He is the Principal Investigator of the Institute for Health Innovation and Technology at NUS.

His research focuses on global mental health and infrared light brain imaging. He obtained his medical degree (MBBS) and higher research degree (MD) from the University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow and Member of more than ten Royal Colleges of Psychiatrists and Physicians worldwide.

He has published more than 450 papers. In 2021, he had been named one of the highly cited researchers in the world by the Clarivate Analytics.

Abstract:

In this presentation, Dr Roger Ho shared his research findings that were conducted in the early stage of COVID-19 pandemic in China. He collaborated with academics from Huaibei Normal University as well as psychiatrists and mental health professionals in Chongqing, China. These studies focused on the general population, psychiatric patients and workers. The study teams identified the psychological impact, risk and protective factors for mental health in the early stage of pandemic. Then the study teams performed cross-cultural comparison on the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress as well as risk and protective factors between China and other countries. As the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving in China and other countries, the impact on mental health changes. Dr Ho will present recent research findings on the impact of mental health in China and propose strategies to safeguard mental health.

Abstract

Dr Roger Ho

In this presentation, Dr Roger Ho shared his research findings that were conducted in the early stage of COVID-19 pandemic in China. He collaborated with academics from Huaibei Normal University as well as psychiatrists and mental health professionals in Chongqing, China. These studies focused on the general population, psychiatric patients and workers. The study teams identified the psychological impact, risk and protective factors for mental health in the early stage of pandemic. Then the study teams performed cross-cultural comparison on the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress as well as risk and protective factors between China and other countries. As the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving in China and other countries, the impact on mental health changes. Dr Ho will present recent research findings on the impact of mental health in China and propose strategies to safeguard mental health.