Associate Prof Josip Car


Associate Professor Josip Car
MD, PhD, DIC, MSc, FFPH, FRCP (Edin)​
Associate Professor of Health Services Outcomes Research,
Director of Health Services Outcomes Research Programme and Director of Centre for Population Health Sciences
Principal Investigator, Population Health & Living Laboratory
Laboratory Staff
  • Dr Krister Jarbrink, PhD, Head, Health Services & Outcomes Research

  • Dr Michael Soljak, MD, PhD, FFPH, FRCP, Head, Epidemiology & Health Information

  • Mr Asif Akram, MSc, Senior Assistant Director, eHealth/ Health Research ICT

  • Dr Edward Tan, PhD, Manager

  • Dr Shoko Dauwels-Okutsu, MEng, PhD, Project Manager / Research Fellow

  • Dr Ming Keat Sng, PhD, Project Manager / Research Fellow

  • Dr Elaine Lum, BPharm, MClinPharm, Adv Prac Pharm, PhD, Senior Research Fellow

  • Dr Pawel Przemyslaw Posadzki, PhD, Senior Research Fellow

  • Dr Summer Xin Xu, MRes, PhD, Senior Research Fellow

  • Dr Louise Sandra van Galen, MD, PhD, Research Fellow

  • Dr Ram Chandra Bajpai, PhD, Research Fellow

  • Dr Shweta Bajpai, MPhil, PhD, Research Fellow

  • Dr Priya Lall, PhD, Research Fellow

  • Dr Monika Semwal, MPharm, PhD, Research Fellow

  • Dr Sathish Thirunavukkarasu, MBBS, DFM, MPH, PhD, Research Fellow

  • Dr Amrit Virk Kaur, MA, MPhil, DPhil, Research Fellow

  • Dr Gulifeiya Abuduxike, PhD, Research Fellow

  • Dr Li Li, MD, MMed, MSc, Research Associate

  • Ms Nanthini Visvalingam, MPH, Research Associate

  • Ms Ushashree Divakar, MSc, Research Associate

  • Ms Maja Magdalena Olsson, RN, MSc, Research Associate

  • Mr Gerard Joseph Dunleavy, MSc, Research Associate

  • Mr Geronimo Jimenez Larrain, MA, Research Associate

  • Mr Saiyed Mohammad Masnoon Abdul Kadar, MPharm, MSc, RPh, Research Associate

  • Mr Venugopal Giridharan, MSc, Research Associate

  • Ms Nuraini Nazeha, BA, PGDip (Economics), Research Assistant

  • Ms Vanessa Rui Wei Lim, BPsych (Hons), Research Assistant

  • Dr Xiaomeng Xu, MBBS, MMed, PhD Student

  • Dr Tarig Osman, MBBS, MSc, PhD Student

  • Dr Laura Beatriz Martinengo, MBBS, MD, PhD Student

  • Ms Woan Shin Tan, MSocSc (Economics), PhD Student

  • Ms Zhilian Huang, MPH, PhD Student


Associate Professor Josip Car, MD PhD DIC MSc FFPH FRCP (Edin), is the Founding Director of the Centre for Population Health Sciences and Chair, Health Services and Outcomes Research Programme at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, the Director of the Global eHealth Unit at Imperial College London, and a practicing physician. He works or has worked with the World Health Organization, OECD, World Bank, the Global Fund, Singapore Ministry of Health amongst others. He is a Board Member of the BMC Medicine and Journal of Global Health; an Editor of the Cochrane Collaboration and Acta Dermato-Venereologica.

Assoc Prof Car has a track record of blending academic, policy, management and clinical work. He served in a range of roles including as a Director of Public Health and Primary Care and lead director for integrated care at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Director of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Primary Care Research Network and co-director of NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Network for London (NW), Medical Director and Chair of a Professional Executive Committee of a healthcare commissioning organization, Primary Care and Research Adviser to the Editor of the BMJ, a director for the Imperial GP Specialty Training, a member of International Advisory Board for City of Rotterdam, etc. 

Research Focus
Assoc Prof Car's key skills, knowledge and results areas include: digital health, mHealth, digital learning, clinical leadership, primary and secondary healthcare services commissioning, health system innovations for quality improvement (e.g. integrated care), and investigation of management of long-term diseases.
Assoc Prof Car has published over 170 scientific articles and led or co-led more than 50 research grants that attracted multi-million research income from a wide range of national and international funding bodies and industry.
He has received for his work distinction awards, such as the BMJ’s top ten reviewer, Department of Health & NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement: London regional health and social care award for primary care and community based integration; and is regularly an invited speaker at international conferences.
Assoc Prof Car’s mission at LKCMedicine is to build a world-class research centre in population health sciences, digital health and health services and outcomes research.  

Key Publications
  1. Chan KY, Wang W, Wu JJ, Liu L, Theodoratou E, Car J, et al. Epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in China, 1990–2010: a systematic review and analysis. Lancet 2013; 381: 2016 – 2023.

  2. Greaves F, Pappas Y, Bardsley M, Harris M, Curry N, Holder H, Blunt I, Soljak M, Gunn L, Majeed A, Car J. Evaluation of complex integrated care programmes: the approach in North West London. International Journal of Integrated Care 2013; 13: e006.

  3. Howitt P, Darzi A, Yang G-Z, Ashrafian H, Atun R, Barlow J, Blakemore A, Bull AMJ, Car J, et al. Technologies for global health. Lancet 2012; 380: 507–35.

  4. Brusamento S, Legido-Quigley H, Panteli D, Turk E, Knai C, Saliba V, Car J, McKee M, Busse R. Assessing the effectiveness of strategies to implement clinical guidelines for the management of chronic diseases at primary care level in EU Member States: a systematic review. Health policy 2012; 107: 168–83.

  5. Barbaric J, Abbott R, Posadzki P, Car M, Gunn LH, Layton AM, Majeed A, Car J. Light therapies for acne. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016; 9: CD007917.

  6. van Velthoven MH, Mastellos N, Majeed A, O'Donoghue J, Car J. Feasibility of extracting data from electronic medical records for research: an international comparative study. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2016; 16: 90.

  7. Huckvale K, Adomaviciute S, Prieto JT, Leow MK, Car J. Smartphone apps for calculating insulin dose: a systematic assessment. BMC Med 2015; 13: 106.

  8. Huckvale K, Morrison C, Ouyang J, Ghaghda A, Car J. The evolution of mobile apps for asthma: an updated systematic assessment of content and tools. BMC Med 2015; 13: 58.

  9. Li Y, Wang W, Wu Q, van Velthoven MH, Chen L, Du X, Zhang Y, Rudan I, Car J. Increasing the response rate of text messaging data collection: a delayed randomized controlled trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2015; 22: 51-64.

  10. George PP, Papachristou N, Belisario JM, Wang W, Wark PA, Cotic Z, Rasmussen K, Sluiter R, Riboli-Sasco E, Tudor Car L, Musulanov EM, Molina JA, Heng BH, Zhang Y, Wheeler EL, Al Shorbaji N, Majeed A, Car J. Online eLearning for undergraduates in health professions: A systematic review of the impact on knowledge, skills, attitudes and satisfaction. J Glob Health 2014; 4: 010406.