Yen Ling Low PhD


- Nutrition in Growth & Development, Health and Recovery -

Yen Ling Low, Ph.D., is the divisional vice president of scientific & medical affairs for  Abbott’s global nutrition research & development. She leads a multi-disciplinary team of more than 150 scientists, doctors, researchers and specialists across multiple countries to design science-based nutrition innovations to help people live healthier lives and help raise awareness of the importance of nutrition in growth and development, health and recovery.

Yen Ling has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of food and nutrition, spanning government, academic and industry settings. She joined Abbott in 2009 as a scientist and has held roles of increasing responsibility which include leading nutrition projects and studies in Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, China and India.

Prior to Abbott, she held appointments at the Health Promotion Board under the Ministry of Health in Singapore and the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), where she spearheaded public health projects, including the review of dietary standard guidelines and recommended daily allowance for Singapore.  

Yen Ling graduated with Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with First Class Honors from the University of Surrey, and with a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Cambridge in United Kingdom.