Amelia has a PhD in Computational Biology from the National University of Singapore (NUS) where her thesis titled “Understanding the Mechanism of Insulin Resistance in Skeletal Muscle Tissue in a Multi ethnic Population” investigated ethnic differences in Chinese, Malays, and Asian Indians as well as the effects of weight loss in Chinese Men. She also has a Bachelor of Science (Second Upper Class Honours) in Life Sciences from NUS.
Currently, she works as a Research Fellow and Data Science Mentor at Harvard Medical School, Department of Biomedical Informatics. In this role, she conducts and leads projects in 4CE, an international consortium for EHR data‐driven studies of the COVID‐19 pandemic, and works on bridging the gap between real world data and research via medical and research ontologies. She also lectures and facilitates courses for masters and medical students on computationally-enabled medicine and mentors MSc and undergraduate students on projects for integrative analyses for Network of Enigmatic Exceptional Responders (NEER) in cancer.