- Professor and Director, Program in Health Services Research, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
- Professor (Tenure), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Dr David B. Matchar, MD, is the Inaugural Director of the Program in Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR), one of five Signature Research Programs within the Duke-NUS Medical School. Dr Matchar is also a Professor of Medicine at Duke Univerity in the United States. He received his AB in Statistics from Princeton University. After completing his MD degree and residency training he served as fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine at Duke University.
For over 35 years, Dr Matchar has worked in clinical research, primarily related to stroke and other chronically siabling neurological disorders, as well as clinical and public policy analysis. He served as Director of the Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research and established the Duke Evidence-based Practice Center, which was responsible for analysis in support of coverage policy for the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as guidelines for medical professional societies.
In 2008, Dr Matchar moved to Singapore to set up HSSR, a research department which focuses on the challenges on an ageing population, health economics, and simulation modeling to promote informed clinical and public health policy. In August 2009, Professor Matchar was awarded the prestigious STaR Investigator Award by the Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council (NMRC) to establish a system modeling laboratory to evaluate clinical and public policy issues related to ageing and disability in Singapore