Assistant Professor Dr. Kavitha Palaniappan is the project lead for Health Services Regulation at the Centre of Regulatory Excellence at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. She is currently working on identifying regulatory gaps based on the new trends in the health services sector. Dr. Palaniappan is also actively involved in multi-disciplinary research, including the prevalence of psychosocial illnesses and their impacts on society, economy, and country. She also researches alternative therapies to enhance sleep, yoga and its health benefits, the toxicity of nanomaterials, exposure measurements and hygiene requirements for nanomaterials, associations between seasonal patterns, climate variables, and dengue risks in Singapore. She is also a conjoint associate professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia.