Dr Chow, MBBS, MMed(Public Health), G.Dip(Family Medicine), MS(Epidemiology), FAMS, graduated in Medicine from the National University of Singapore. She was trained as a Public Health specialist at the Ministry of Health Singapore. Dr Chow had assumed various positions at the Ministry where she was responsible for developing national communicable disease surveillance strategies, influenza pandemic preparedness plans, health services development programmes, and non-communicable disease interventions.
Dr Chow is currently a Senior Consultant at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and heads the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at the Institute. She is actively involved with the epidemiological surveillance, prevention and control of hospital-associated infections and emerging infectious diseases including SARS, chikungunya fever, avian and pandemic influenza, and the novel human coronavirus. Dr Chow is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore and an Associate Programme Director of the National Preventive Medicine Residency Programme.