Dr Lee Bee Wah is an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore. She is a paediatrician specialising in clinical paediatric immunology and allergy.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of the World Allergy Organization from 2005 to 2009, Past President of the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology (APAPARI) (2006 to 2008), and Past President of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (Singapore) (2012 to 2013). She is also a member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and a corresponding fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Allergy and Immunology. She is the past President of the College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore (2007 to 2009), and a member of the Expert Committee on Immunisation, Ministry of Health, Singapore.
Her key research interests include paediatric allergic diseases including food allergy, the role of probiotics and stool microbiota in allergic diseases, epidemiology of allergic diseases, and childhood vaccines. She has published over 200 research articles in peer reviewed journals.
As Principle Investigator
- 2011 – 2013: A study of the clinical and molecular aspects of mild crustacean shellfish allergy and the role of the dust mite allergen cross reactivity – A novel inhalant-food allergy syndrome
- Funding Agency: SIgN-A*STAR
- 2008 – 2010: Molecular evaluation of gut microbiota signatures in infants with eczema
- 2005 – 2008: A 2-year prospective study of stool microbiota in 2 diverse cohorts of Asian (Singapore and Indonesia) newborns and its influence on allergy development
- 2000 – 2003: Development of diagnostic and therapeutic tools for asthma and allergic disease
- 2002 – 2005: Immune responses to allergens in early childhood in relation to environment factors
- 2002 – 2005: Influence of probiotics on atopy, atopic disease and immunological responses – A randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial