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YanHong Dong is an Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore and the first Nurse Clinician Scientist in Singapore. She has cross disciplinary educational and clinical background in Nursing and Clinical Neuropsychology. Her research expertise includes neurocognition, behavioural change, and heart-brain connection. Her translational research has been well recognized by talent awards nationally and internationally, large quantum funding, high impact journals (e.g., European Journal of Heart Failure). She is an invited reviewer for Tier 1 journals and international grants. The translational impact of Dr. Dong’s research includes novel neurocognitive services, contribution to textbook, clinical guideline and treatment manuals. Dr. Dong is committed to contextualize cognitive health in Nursing, mentor Nurse Clinician Scientists to drive translational research in Science of Care.

Dr. Dong's greatest contribution to nursing is her scholarship and practice-focused research on improving brain and cognitive health of patients. Her research has generated a significant and sustained impact on changing practice, especially in caring for high risk populations with cognitive impairment to improve nursing outcomes in Asia and beyond.

Dr. Dong received her BN from University of Sydney, Master of Clinical Neuropsychology from Macquarie University, and PhD from the University of New South Wales Faculty of Medicine, Australia.


YanHong Dong

PhD, MClinNeuropsy, MAppSci, MHSci (BehSci), Grad Dip Psy, RPsy, BN, RN

Assistant Professor

National University of Singapore


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