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Dr. Kevin Yap is a cyber-pharmacist and an interdisciplinary researcher in Singapore. He has knowledge in digital media creation, web databases and data mining. His research interests span the whole digital healthcare innovation cycle through the development, utilization, application and evaluation of informatics, internet and other health-related technologies in various healthcare settings to enhance medications management in patients, as well as the flow of drug-related information and knowledge to healthcare professionals and patients (e.g. drug databases, mobile apps, telemedicine, social media, virtual platforms, serious games). His work on chemotherapy interactions with western medications, and complementary and alternative medicines, was featured in various public channels, such as The Straits Times (Singapore’s mainstream newspaper), the Knowledge Enterprise (National University of Singapore’s newsletter), and the iMedicalApps mHealth Research Digest – an international website featuring medical apps for healthcare professionals. His interest in digital education has also led to several initiatives in promoting the use of technology in pharmacy education, including the use of the university’s e-assessment platform, initiating a YouTube Channel for pharmacy practice modules, and developing a virtual patient records app and a serious game for professional skills training, among others. His pharmacy game was also featured in LianHe ZaoBao (Singapore’s mainstream Chinese newspaper). He has over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals, two book chapters, and presented at more than 60 local and international conferences. He has received many awards, including the Young Investigator Award by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. He is on several journal editorial boards and also an invited reviewer for over 30 international journals, conferences and grants.