Chay Hoon Tan

Tan Chay Hoon

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
  • Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Pharmacology, National University Health System
Joint Appointment(s)
  • Associate, Centre for Medical Education, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • MBBS, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • MMed (Psy), National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • MMed (Med Edu), University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Research Interest(s)
  • Sacopenia
  • Elderly
  • MCI
  • Prevention of Cognitive Impairment
  • Epidemiology of Psychotropic Drug Prescription
  • Urban Mental Health and Adolescent Para-suicide
  • Herbal Medicine
Recent Publications
  • 1. Ghaeminia, M., Rajkumar, R., Koh, H. -L., Dawe, G. S., & Tan, C. H. (2018). Ginsenoside Rg1 modulates medial prefrontal cortical firing and suppresses the hippocampo-medial prefrontal cortical long-term potentiation. JOURNAL OF GINSENG RESEARCH, 42(3), 298-303. doi:10.1016/j.jgr.2017.03.010.
  • 2. Chon Park, Y., Kanba, S., Chong, M. Y., Tripathi, A., Kallivayalil, R. A., Avasthi, A., . . . Park, S. C. (2018). To use the brief psychiatric rating scale to detect disorganized speech in schizophrenia: Findings from the REAP-AP study. Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, 34(2), 113-119. doi:10.1016/j.kjms.2017.09.009.
  • 3. Zhong, X. M., Wang, F., Zhang, Q., Ungvari, G. S., Ng, C. H., Chiu, H. F. K., . . . Xiang, Y. T. (2017). Concurrent benzodiazepine use in older adults treated with antidepressants in Asia. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-7. doi:10.1017/S1041610217002563.
  • 4. Chan, H. Y., Ho, R. C. -M., Mahendran, R., Ng, K. S., Tam, W. W. -S., Rawtaer, I., . . . Kua, E. H. (2017). Effects of horticultural therapy on elderly' health: protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC GERIATRICS, 17, 10 pages. doi:10.1186/s12877-017-0588-z.
  • 5. Wang, Y. -Y., Xiang, Y. -T., Ungvari, G. S., Ng, C. H., Chiu, H. F. K., Yim, L. C. L., . . . Shinfuku, N. (2017). A comparison of clinical characteristics of older adults treated with antidepressants in general and psychiatric hospitals in Asia. PSYCHOGERIATRICS, 17(6), 348-355. doi:10.1111/psyg.12243.