Associate / Professor Subramaniam graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College, India. She received her PhD in Gambling Studies from Monash University and is currently Director of the Research Division and Lead Investigator of the Programme of Mental Health Policy Studies at the Institute of Mental Health. She also has a concurrent teaching appointment at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University Singapore. She is also a consultant with the Ministry of Health, Singapore.
Dr Subramaniam has worked in the field of mental health for more than 15 years and her main academic and research interests include psychiatric epidemiology, psychosis and addictions. She was the Co-Principal Investigator of two nation-wide studies – Singapore Mental Health Study, a survey that established the prevalence of select mental disorders in the adult population of Singapore; and the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly study, a survey among older adults that aims to establish the prevalence, risk factors and cost associated with dementia in Singapore. She is also the co-investigator of the second nationwide Singapore mental health study. She has over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer with many international journals.